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Director of Music/Organist, Christ Church, West Wimbledon

Christ Church West Wimbledon, easily accessible by car (A3) or by bus from Raynes Park/Wimbledon stations, is a friendly, liberal and inclusive Anglican Church which seeks to appoint an inspired Director of Music, to replace Richard Hall who is leaving after 3½ years at Christ Church to develop his career and continue studying for his Master’s degree. Worshipping in the central tradition of the Church of England, there is a Parish Eucharist at 10am and a Sung Evensong at 6.30pm each Sunday.

Candidates should be proficient with playing a three manual pipe organ and capable of good choir direction. Our Walker organ is in reasonable working condition and we also have a recently restored Bluthner baby grand piano. We have a four-part RSCM affiliated choir with a repertoire of anthems and we also have a children’s choir. Rehearsals for both choirs currently take place on a Friday evening and at 9am on a Sunday morning although this could be reviewed if necessary.

In addition to Sunday mornings and evenings throughout the year, music is also required for certain feast days and for Holy Week, Easter and Christmas – Ascension Day, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Day, All Souls Day, Advent Sunday, Christingle Service, Carol Service, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Remuneration is in accordance with RSCM rates plus fees from occasional offices and for the right candidate, depending upon qualifications and experience, the basic salary payable is up to £6,000 per annum. We are seeking someone who is available to start in the autumn. For an informal conversation about this permanent post, please telephone the Reverend Michael Burns on 020 8540 5279.

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter, together with the names of two referees, to the Reverend Michael Burns, St Saviours Vicarage, Church Walk, London SW20 9DL. Email: ccww.vicar@gmail.com    A DBS Enhanced Check will be required.

 Find out more at www.christchurch-westwimbledon.org