ORGANIST (AND DIRECTOR OF MUSIC), ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH CHURCH, BODICOTE

St John the Baptist Parish Church, Bodicote is looking to appoint an Organist to replace the present Organist who has retired due to ill health.

The church is a typical large parish church, and music plays a key part in our services. We have an adult choir of up to sixteen, at full strength, which sings choral settings at our Sunday 9.45am Common Worship Order One communion services, Gloria, Sanctus, Agnus Dei, and supports our special 6pm Sunday evening services such as carol services and songs of praise.
We hope that our new organist would continue our music tradition. There is also an optional opportunity to develop a Director of Music role who could seek to expand the choir, and consider the introduction of new elements into our music provision. One such direction could be to liaise with our church primary school to encourage the children perhaps to join the choir.

Your Role as Organist would be to provide the music used in our services and occasionally lead a choir practice. Additionally as Director of Music to lead, support and develop our choir.

To summarise we are looking for someone,

  • In sympathy with our worship tradition
  • Possessing good musical, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Able to work positively with clergy and choir

Our church offers,

  • A choir
  • An electric Makin organ, model WMC2T, 9 Channels with a custom speaker configuration.
  • A weekly Sunday service plus a number of other services, particularly at the great festivals
  • Weddings and funerals
  • The opportunity to use the organ for teaching.

This would be an honorary post although all funeral and wedding fees would be guaranteed
Safeguarding training and DBS check would be required
For further information please contact the Rev Sarah Sharp on 01295 250282 or s550sharp@btinternet.com