Diocese of ChichesterDiocese of Chichester

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

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

Loving God, Loving Community

St Mary’s Walberton has a choir of 13 people with a usual attendance of 9 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 twice a month at the 6pm evening service (or 10.30am informal service). 
  • playing at the major festivals (often in the evening) at Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Ascension and Christmas Eve/Day 
  • Leading our weekly choir practice on a Friday evening.


  • The PCC has agreed to pay the RSCM rate for a rural church which is between £2,180 and £3,925 depending on whether the organist is vocational or professional. This will be negotiable depending on previous salary and experience and the number of services to be played. 
  • There are also handful of weddings and funerals each year where the organist charges the RSCM rate presently £80. These could be covered by others if necessary. 
  • We would expect to use the RSCM contract as the basis for terms and conditions including 6 weeks paid holiday.

This post will require a DBS check at enhanced level.

Further details: Contact Rev Tim Ward on 01243 551488 email: tjcward@uwclub.net or the church office on 01243 552792 email: walberton.stmarys@uwclub.net