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Organist & Musical Director
Redland Park United Reform Church, Bristol, BS6 6SA
Following the upcoming retirement of our present organist, we are seeking a person to provide a lead for the musical life of the church as organist and musical director, to commence by 1st September 2021. The person will play regularly for one (10.30am) Sunday service per week, plus Christmas/Good Friday as required, and provide a deputy (at the Church’s expense) when away. Occasional additional services will attract an additional fee. As musical director the appointee will be expected to develop the musical life of the church as a whole, with a particular focus on involvement of children in the Junior Church.
Central to music as part of worship, the church has a fine 4-manual, 56-stop 1886 Father Willis Organ, rebuilt in 1956 & 1990. We would also like to embrace diversity in musical styles and ensembles in worship, and to revitalise a small SATB choir.
The quarterly fee (c. £900) and number of Sundays off are both negotiable subject to experience. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS safeguarding check, and written evidence of self-registration with HMRC for IR35.
For further information, including full Job Description & Person Spec. please email:
Application is by email/letter saying why you are applying, and what you would bring to the post, together with accompanying CV and names of 2 referees, to :
or to: Dr Peter Lunt, Organist Appointment Committee
c/o Redland Park URC Church, 1 Redland Park, Bristol, BS6 6SA.
Closing date : 17th May, 2021
Auditions/Interviews anticipated to be in early June.