We are looking for a Director of Music /Organist to lead the choir and play the organ at St Nicholas’ Church, Worth
Any time from now onwards.
As well as playing Sunday morning Sung Eucharists (10am), we currently have music at Advent, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Holy Week and Easter as well as an All Souls Requiem, and twice-yearly Evensongs. We would also encourage your ideas for other special events and concerts.
St Nicholas’ Worth (RH10 7RT) is an outstanding Grade I 10th-c church with fine acoustics, located in in Crawley, West Sussex. It is easily reached by motorway (M23 J10A south) and by train (Three Bridges). Click here for map and directions.
As Director of Music, you’ll enjoy:
- Nurturing, encouraging and challenging choir members
- Leading weekly practices
- Working to a high musical standard
- Working with the Rector on choice of hymns for services
- Choosing, rehearsing and presenting choir-led music in services
You’ll have good communication and collaborative skills, may already have knowledge of church music and liturgy, experience in directing choirs, or be willing to learn. You will understand the importance of safeguarding and be willing to undertake all necessary training and checks.
As Organist, you’ll enjoy:
- Playing and caring for our 2 manual, 21 stop, 1903 Norman and Beard organ (in good condition)
- Liaising with wedding couples and clergy regarding music choices
In a normal year you can expect to play at up to 25 weddings a year (£131 per service), up to 10 funerals (£115 per service) or arrange cover for them.
In 2022, the stipend is £5468 with in addition, £131 for each wedding (20-25 per year) and £115 for each funeral (8-10 per year).
Our musical tradition is founded on the NEH and the core repertoire of a good Church of England parish church. Building on a fine, long musical heritage, our approach is formal and friendly, traditional and flexible. For more about our choir, click here.
If you are interested in finding out more, please email the Rector, Fr Michael Boag for an informal conversation.