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St John the Baptist Church Royston

Job Title: Music Leader (Organist, Choir and Worship Band Leader)

Purpose: To continue and develop the music ministry for our church to support its exciting new vision in collaboration with the vicar and other team members.

Responsible to: The Vicar of St John the Baptist Church Royston

• Prepare and deliver traditional and contemporary music for Sunday and seasonal services.
• Participate in the creative planning of the Sunday and special services with the Vicar and other team members
• Develop and grow the music of the church in line with the vision particularly the band and choir as appropriate for the services.
• An active Christian faith of any recognised denomination but with a sympathetic understanding of the Anglican Church.
• Arrange with appropriate providers for the maintenance of Church instruments.

Hours of employment: 6-8 hours per week though we would need to negotiate flexibility for seasonal services.

Bachelor degree in music or equivalent diplomas / certificates.

Musical competencies and experience:
• Ability to ensure a wide range of styles including traditional and contemporary music.
• Ideally able to play the organ and keyboard so as to ensure traditional and contemporary music
• Ability to conduct and lead the choir
• Ability to lead and develop the music band.
• Producing and directing special services
• Proven experience of each of the above

General skills:
• Dependable, responsible and self motivated
• Able to organize, coordinate and motivate musicians
• Strong team player
• Good communication

Work base: St John's Church, Royston, Hertfordshire.

Salary: The position is offered on a self employed basis and the salary can be negotiated within the means of the church. Weddings and funerals are frequently available to be taken up at a rate of £100.

The post will be subject to full DBS disclosure.

Applications to: Yvonne Dyer 13, Lower King Street, Royston, Herts. SG8 5AL

Closing date: Wednesday December 5th

Information about music at St John's


Easter Services

Tuesday 27th March


Meditation 8pm

Wednesday 28th March 


Eucharist 11am


Taize Service 8pm 

Thursday 29th March


Maundy Thursday Eucharist 8pm

Friday 30th March   Walk of Witness from Priory Gardens 11am

Good Friday Service 12 noon

Sunday 1st April   Easter Day Services
    6.30 am followed by hotcross buns
    8 am
    10 am
    No Evening Service



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