St Philip’s, Kelsall, Cheshire
Connecting our Community with God
Our village church needs a leader who will direct and develop our music for worship. We have a small choir, several accomplished instrumentalists, an organ and an electronic keyboard - and a vision that worship should inspire our mission. As well as playing for services on Sundays and major festivals, you would encourage others in using their gifts in music and help the incumbent to select music for worship. You would be responsible for music administration. An ability to work with children (for which an enhanced DBS check will be required) is desirable. An Occupational Requirement has been established for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act
Further information can be found at www.kelsallparishchurch.org.uk or by contacting the Revd Peter Mackriell, email@example.com or 01829 752639
Applicants should send C.V. and the names and addresses of two referees to the Revd Peter Mackriell, firstname.lastname@example.org or at The Vicarage, Chester Road, Kelsall, Tarporley CW6 0SA no later than Friday 28 April.
Salary to be agreed at RSCM rates, with fees additional.
Leader of Music for St Philip’s, Kelsall
The role of the Music Leader is to direct and develop the musical aspect of our worship, playing for worship but also encouraging others to play instruments and sing, working with the Vicar, Readers, choristers and instrumentalists, to the glory of God and for the extension of His kingdom. An Occupational Requirement has been established for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act.
directing the music at Sunday services; two a month at 9.00 a.m., all 10.30 services, and one evening service a month; and at services on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; playing the organ or piano, or sharing those duties with volunteers, as part of a music group; organising other musicians to increase participation; attending those services (even when not playing) except when on annual leave
playing for additional services for which notice has been given, for which there will be an additional fee
being available to play for weddings and funerals, whenever possible, or notifying the minister if unable to play
choosing hymns, songs and music for worship, in support of the Vicar, whose final responsibility this remains
drawing on and developing a range of music for worship from across the Christian tradition.
developing the church choir, to extend its membership and musical range, including the recruitment of children*
taking a weekly choir practice, except in the weeks after Easter and Christmas and during the month of August; and directing the choir in rehearsal and in worship
attending meetings to plan worship
reporting to the Vicar, as line manager
keeping records of music used in worship; recording and reporting to the copyright agencies
filing and storing music
arranging for the tuning and maintenance of the church organ
*this post qualifies for a Disclosure & Barring enhanced check
Remuneration and other contract details to be agreed with the right candidate, according to RSCM guidelines.