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  • Organist and Director of Music

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Organist and Director of Music required for Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, West Sussex


    We are keen to appoint an experienced musician to lead and develop the music in our beautiful church, set within a vibrant community. Our adult four-part choir of nearly twenty members is keen to increase its repertoire and there is also great scope to encourage young people within the musical life of the church.

    There are two sung acts of worship each Sunday and sung worship on major festivals, plus a baptism service once a month. Deputies are available.

    The organ is a two manual Walker (tracker) from the 1880s, rebuilt and enlarged by the same firm in the 1970s. It is versatile and in good condition.

    The attractive salary is augmented by substantial wedding fees (18 in 2015) plus funerals and special services.

    Enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.

    Application forms from the Parish Secretary: Gill Squires, The Old School, Church Street, Cuckfield RH17 5JZ Tel: 01444 456461 Email: htcuckfield.churchoffice@virgin.net

    Cuckfield is just over two miles from Haywards Heath Railway Station

  • Volunteer Chaplains

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Could you make a real difference to the lives of homeless young people?

    At YMCA DownsLink group we are looking for volunteer chaplains to support our housing projects in Brighton and Hove, Worthing, Crawley, Horsham and Guildford. We house homeless young people under the age of 25. Our work is challenging but our projects are inspiring places where young people can get support and encouragement to turn their lives around.

    Could you be a volunteer chaplain and add real value to the work we do? We are looking for people of faith who are kind, good listeners, non-judgemental and with a sense of humour. You would work in a small team, and have some training and support. Our chaplaincy services are new to most (but not all) of our housing projects and will be fairly informal.

    We would ask for an initial commitment of one midweek evening (or daytime) every 2-3 weeks for a year.

    Interested? Ring or email Lucy McGrath, Lead Chaplain 01273 222563 or lucy.mcgrath@ymcadlg.org


  • Choir Leader/Organist for St Mary’s Walberton near Arundel

    Type: Parish By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    Choir Leader/Organist for St Mary’s Walberton near Arundel

    St Mary’s Walberton has a choir of 15 people with a usual attendance of 10 people on a Sunday we are in need of a choir leader and organist. We have a number of supporting organists who can cover absences, and Sunday evenings as necessary.

    Main duties: • supporting the choir led weekly 9am Traditional service three times a months with a more informal Family Service once a month at 10.30am for which we might develop a children’s choir. • playing at the 6pm evening service as you are able. • playing at the major festivals sometimes in the evening at Rogation and Harvest and Christmas • Leading our weekly choir practice on a Friday evening Remuneration 

    The PCC has agreed to pay the RSCM rate for a Category B church which is £2,275 of an amateur musician and £3,400 for a professional musician/music teacher. These may be negotiable depending on previous salary and experience and the number of services. We would expect to use the RSCM contract as the basis for terms and conditions.

    There are also handful of weddings and funerals each year where the organist charges the RSCM rate presently £76. These could be covered by others if necessary.

    This post will require a DBS check at enhanced level.

    Further details: Contact Rev Tim Ward on 01243 551488 or tjcward@uwclub.net

  • Volunteer Administrator

    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    St John the Baptist Church, Hove

    Provide administrative support to the Vicar, Deacon and Churchwardens for 6/8 hours per week.

    For further details please contact: Barbara Bush 01273 729920


    Type: Other By: Diocese of Chichester When:

    ORGANIST & CHOIR LEADER For St Michael & All Angels, Jarvis Brook, Crowborough.

    With the retirement of our long-serving organist & choir leader, we are seeking someone to continue our well-loved musical tradition.

    With a Sunday 10am Sung Eucharist (Family Communion service on the 1st Sunday of the month) the key role is to play at these services, major festivals and some occasional services and to prepare our robed SATB choir with weekly choir practice. The well-maintained organ is by T. Hopkins & Son of York with two manuals (tracker action) & pedals with a number of beautiful solo stops. Remuneration within RSCM guidelines, with opportunities for weddings & funerals with fees.

    For more information in the first instance please contact Mr John Charman on 01892 655554 / jomarcharman@waitrose.com

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