St. Mary the Virgin, Yatton

is seeking to appoint a


from 1st June 2020 or earlier if available

to develop and shape the music at St. Mary’s.

We are looking for someone with a living Christian faith:

  • with the abilities and skills to encourage and develop both traditional music (good quality robed choir) and help to initiate more contemporary music.
  • Average 5 hours per week with scope for negotiation.
  • Salary in line with the RSCM guidelines. A starting salary of £3,700 is envisaged, plus additional fees for occasional offices.
  • An Occupational Requirement exists for the post-holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010

St Mary’s is a large church set in the expanding village/town of Yatton within easy reach of Wells, Bath and Bristol.

For further details phone the Team Rector Revd. Tim Scott

Email: Phone: 01934 838 960 for an informal conversation and covering paperwork including an application form. Shortlisting and interview dates to be arranged.

It is hoped interviews will be held in the week of March 23rd

[posted Tue4Feb2020]

Vacancy for organist, Church of St Thomas, Cricket St Thomas 

Our long-standing organist has just retired and we are seeking someone to play for our regular Sunday 10 a.m. service at the Church of St Thomas, Cricket St Thomas, which is situated just off the A30 between Crewkerne and Chard. There has been a church on the site since medieval times: the present church – an attractive small early 19th building – was originally the chapel for the estate. Cricket St Thomas House is now an hotel and our traditional services are well attended by both local residents and hotel guests. The organ is an old electric one (DCS325) with a good tone.

Contact:  Sarah Gleadell


[Ad posted 22Jan20]




St. Peter’s is described as a thriving, friendly and vibrant village church (average Sunday attendance 65) where music plays a vital and integral part of spiritual life.  The church is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic musician who would enjoy playing and leading the church and choir in a varied range of hymns and choral music.   They will also arrange concerts for 50 to 150 people on a regular basis.  Renumeration in line with RSCM scale.

Interested persons please contact Geoffrey Hamlet:

[Ad posted 22Jan20]


St Giles Church, Thurloxton is looking for an organist/pianist to play for Sunday services (1st, 3rd, 4th Sundays at 9.30am and 2nd Sunday at 6.30pm)
as well as very occasional weddings and funerals. The instrument is a Clavinova 685. If anyone maybe interested in this post please
contact Revd Jane Haslam for more information. Tel 01278 662429 email

[ad posted 16May19]


Frenchay Music Posts 

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Frenchay Parish Church, where we seek Christian musicians to fulfil the roles of:

1) Senior (11 – 18’s) & Adult Choir Director,

2) Junior Choir (7 – 11’s) Leader and

3) Organist.

It is possible that some of these roles may be combined, and we would be interested in discussing options with candidates interested in one or more of these roles.

We are a family friendly church with a robed Senior & Adult choir (RSCM affiliated) and thriving Junior Choir, numbering approx.

25 children and 20 adults. These assist in leading worship at Sunday morning services, including the Sung CW Eucharist and twice monthly at All Age services. Choristers follow the

RSCM “Voice for Life” training scheme. In addition the choir enjoy singing at various special occasions during the year, including Choral Evensong, concerts and annual Cantata.

Considerable investment has been made in our music in recent years. Our original pipe organ was replaced in 2013 by a new “combination organ” (pipes and digital) inside the existing organ case, using much of the old pipework with a new detached console. A brand new Roland electric piano has recently been purchased. New choir robes have been provided, and

an extensive music library has been built up.

We seek musical leaders with a personal Christian faith and proven musical ability, who are keen to cherish the Anglican choral tradition but also open to wider musical horizons. You will need to be a team player, able to encourage and train adults and/or children in weekly practices to participate and grow in their faith and musical ability.

Rev. Charles Sugden, our Rector, is keen to work with those who would see themselves as partners in mission and ministry.

Choir practices are on Fridays during term time at 6.15 – 7pm Junior Choir with Voice for Life 7pm – 7.20pm; 7.30pm – 9pm Senior & Adult Choir.

Please see the church website for further information about choirs and music at Frenchay.

Please contact the Churchwarden, Mrs Sylvia Perry to enquire further, and/or obtain personal profiles and job descriptions for these posts commencing in September 2019.

Contact: (0797 996 1815) or


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