Organist and Choir Master/Mistress at St Peter and St Paul Shiplake

St Peter and St Paul Parish Church
Shiplake, Henley on Thames
Organist and Choir Master/Mistress

St Peter and St Paul is just outside Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire. Our lovely choir mistress Sarah Seymour is moving out of the area with her husband. So alas, we are looking for a new organist/choir master/mistress.
Our choir is very small, but we are wishing to invest in our new Musical Director so that this will grow.
Part of this investment is that we are expecting our new Director to go into our local Primary School (Shiplake Church of England Primary School) to form a school choir, from which we hope a new top line for the church choir will eventually emerge.
Most of our Sunday services are a Sung Eucharist at 11am.
There is a weekly choir practice which is currently held on a Thursday evening but time, and date, could be changed.
We are looking for a choir master/mistress to start immediately. We are very open to all comers.
A salary of £9,000 is being offered, depending on experience.
There are also wedding and funeral fees available to supplement the salary.
Please see our Benefice web site for the job description. Applications are via a CV, and then a formal interview and ‘meet the choir’ will take place. There will also be an opportunity to visit the school. (Convenient date to be arranged.)

CV’s to:
Revd Robert S Thewsey, The Rectory, Church Lane, Shiplake. RG9 4BS
Tel: 0118 940 3484

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