Choir Director and an Organist
West Hill PCC are seeking a Choir Director and an organist.
On the west side of the Otter Valley, West Hill is a woodland village of some 2,000 residents.
St Michael’s Church is an early Victorian building seating 120 with an integrated church hall. The church has recently been equipped with a full AV and sound system.
West Hill is part of the Otter Vale Mission Community. The regular congregation is around 50 increasing to over 200 for the main Christian festivals.
There are currently six Sunday services each month, four with music [two Holy Communion] and two said HC services. There is a robed choir of about a dozen singers who accompany three of the services. The choir leads the congregation and occasionally sings an anthem but with greater contributions for special services. Services at the principal festivals are naturally fuller. Currently the choir practise once a week. An enhanced DBS check will be necessary upon appointment.
The organ is an Allen, 2 manual, digital organ with 42 stops. It is maintained in excellent order. The organist generally plays four Sundays a month but a relief arrangement is possible. Weddings and funerals will be by separate arrangement.
A rota of organists is possible if there is an interest from two or three people in committing to less than four Sundays a month.
For further information please contact either:
Revd. Mac Dick, Tel: 01404 371064 or Richard Bonnie, Tel: 01404 812 370 or email.