Director of Music (Organist and Choir Master)

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Director of Music (Organist and Choir Master)

Closing date for applications: 31st July 2017

St Mary’s Church, Bideford are recruiting for a Director of Music for our vibrant and active parish church.  The duties will include playing for 10.00am Parish Communion on Sundays other than the second Sunday of the month when the band/music group leads the All Age Service although some interaction between organ and band may be requested.

  • Sung evensong is held each first Sunday of the month
  • Taizé service is held every third Sunday of the month
  • Other evening services when required
  • Civic services
  • Other ad hoc services
  • There is a small choir, currently choir practices take place on Friday evenings
  • The organ is a Father Willis three manual instrument

The successful candidate will have:

  • A deep personal faith
  • A wish to encourage young members of the congregation to be involved in music in worship
  • A desire to be in a church with a wide range of styles of worship to which they will wish to contribute
  • previous experience of leading and training church choirs.


This post is subject to a DBS enhanced disclosure.

Please Contact the Parish Administrator for more information and an application form.

St Mary’s House, Church Walk, Bideford, Devon EX39 2BP

Email or tel: 01237 474078.