Organists Wanted. NEW ENTRY

T. 01367-358653 E.

Church Cottage 

Market Place 

Lechlade on Thames 


GL7 3AB 


St Lawrence Church, Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire, is looking to  appoint a skilled Organist and accompanist to support our Director of Music in  enhancing our worship.  

We have a friendly mixed four-part choir with both young and adult singers. 

Duties will include playing for 3-4 services a month (which include occasional  Parish Communion CW but mainly Choral Evensong BCP), other festivals and  also accompanying choir practices. 

Salary is £2,000 per annum with additional fees paid for weddings and  funerals (negotiable depending upon experience) To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to our Director of Music,  Rachel Bath, preferably via email to


We are happy to advertise vacancies for organists on this website, but we would be grateful if churches would tell us if a post is filled. In any case, we can only guarantee that requests are posted for six months. 

Organist & Director of Music required for the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin.  Wotton under Edge. Gloucestershire. GL12 7LS.  

We are looking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic  

musician who is not only an organist and pianist, but someone  

who can also direct our choirs. 

St Mary’s Church is committed to safeguarding and promoting 

the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All  

post holders and volunteers are expected to share this  


Responsibilities will include music for Sunday services, significant  

Holy days and regular choir practices, weddings and funerals as  

required (although help may be available for weekday services). 

This person will help us to continue the development of music to  

enrich our worship.  

They must have good people skills, be sensitive to Anglican  

worship, liturgy and varied musical styles.  

We have a strong choral tradition, and this supports the liturgy at Sunday Eucharist usually incorporating a  communion anthem, and monthly Book of Common Prayer Evensong (including sung psalm / canticles and  anthem). We also have monthly Choral Evensong where the service is led almost entirely by music and a  well-established choir. We are exploring the scope for musical groups with new musical styles for our family  services. 

Our parish is part of the Tyndale Benefice (the parishes of Wotton, North Nibley, Alderley and Tresham).  Our organ, Christopher Shrider’s magnificent instrument of 1726, has over four hundred of the original  pipes and more than thirty stops distributed across three manuals and pedals. Harrison & Harrison regularly  maintain it to a high standard. 

St Mary’s has an Assistant Director of Music who organises the musical administration of the parish and who  has kept our music playing throughout this vacancy. 

There is much scope for musical development as well as leading our established choral traditions in this  beautiful church.  

Remuneration is in the range of £4300 – £5500 per annum depending on experience, qualifications, and  responsibilities undertaken. Job shares would be considered. This is a part time role, the person(s)  appointed will be employed by St Mary’s PCC and will be responsible to the Priest in Charge. 

All appointments are subject to acceptable pre-appointment checks, including a satisfactory Enhanced DBS  Check. 

For an informal conversation please contact Hil Varlow 07795515219  

For an application pack please email: