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Director of Music/Organist, Christ Church, West Wimbledon

Christ Church West Wimbledon, easily accessible from Raynes Park/Wimbledon stations via the 200 bus or by car (A3), is a friendly, liberal and inclusive Anglican Church. We seek a capable and enthusiastic Director of Music to lead the musical life of the church. Worshipping in the central tradition of the Church of England, there is a Parish Eucharist at 10am and a Sung BCP Evensong at 6.30pm each Sunday.

Candidates should be proficient in playing a pipe organ and capable of good choir direction. Our 3 manual Walker organ is in reasonable working condition and we have also recently been given a restored Blüthner baby grand piano. We have a four-part RSCM affiliated choir with a repertoire of anthems and we also have a children’s choir which joins the first 10am Sunday service of the month to sing prepared items, with the older children also welcome in the main 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. There is also the potential to build on an established tradition of annual concerts involving the choir and local musicians.

In addition to Sunday mornings and evenings throughout the year, our organist is also expected to play for Holy Week, Easter and Christmas and on major feast days.

Remuneration is in line with RSCM rates depending upon qualifications and experience. Fees for weddings and funerals will be paid additionally. We are seeking someone who is available to start as soon as possible. For an informal conversation about this post, please telephone the Reverend Michael Burns on 020 8540 5279.

Full details are available on church website www.christchurch-westwimbledon.org

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter, together with the names of two referees, to the Reverend Michael Burns, c/o St Saviours Vicarage, Church Walk, London SW20 9DL. Email: ccww.vicar@gmail.com Applications should be received by the closing date: 1 May 2018