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Organist and Director of Music

All Saints Writtle seeks to appoint an Organist and Director of Music (DoM) on 1 March 2024, or earlier. Remuneration is £7,000/annum payable monthly, together with extra fees for weddings and funerals.

Music at All Saints.

All Saints is a beautiful, well maintained Grade II listed church with churchyard, built around 800 years ago and is centrally situated in the historic village of Writtle, just to the west of Chelmsford.

The Role

The Organist and Director of Music’s role will be to:

  1. Develop and enrich the worship at All Saints through music so that it is a centre of musical excellence in the Chelmsford area.
  2. Grow the choir and the repertoire so that they have a wider presence in the area and can sing in other churches and cathedrals.
  3. Develop younger people’s participation in the choir, including engaging with the local schools and uniformed organisations, and to recruit and retain a junior choir.
  4. Think outside the brief to imagine further opportunities. This could be around engaging with the local community, putting on other kinds of music events that the church would be suitable for outside of traditional worship.

This is a developmental role, and All Saints is looking for someone with both experience in traditional Anglican worship and with the energy and vision to accomplish something new.  They will lead the church in music through a period of change. We have the occasional joint gathering of our Mission & Ministry Partnership churches where the choirs form together to lead worship. Messy Church has just begun, and different music will be very welcome for that. We want our church to be a place where young people will be given the opportunity to learn and grow in music, and established singers will want to come because it’s a place that offers musical excellence. All Saints is a good place to be for many people already, and we want that to expand and offer more to more and varied people.

The deadline for applications is 6pm Monday 8th January 2024.

Interviews and auditions will take place on Saturday 20th January 2024.

For an initial conversation please contact Rev Tony Cant on 01245 631078, or email revtonyc@gmail.com