St John The Evangelist Church Sidcup

Organist Vacancy


Organist and Director of Music


We are looking for a talented and experienced musician to creatively sustain and develop the music at our magnificent church and support the green shoots of growth in our worshipping community.

We are proud of our exceptional three manual Willis organ. Click here for specification.

We currently have a weekly sung Eucharist with the First Sunday a ‘lighter’ setting. Our small robed adult choir sings weekly and at major festivals, remembrance etc. We have new plans for an occasional junior choir. Weddings and funerals (approx 10 pa) provide the opportunity for extra income.

The successful candidate will enhance the worshipping life of the community by: - playing organ/piano to a high standard at services in support of the character of each particular service; leading a weekly choir practice, including psalm and/or motet or similar; developing the vocal abilities of our choir and recruiting new members; working collaboratively with the Vicar and choir, in particular to expand the range of music used in worship.

The position is available from January 2020

Salary c£5000 depending on qualifications and experience.

Please contact the Vicar: or 0208 300 0383