Director of ‘Choir Church’ for St James’ Church, Milton, Portsmouth
Our vision is to help a large vibrant parish to start choirs for children and young people. We wish to use the evangelistic nature of music in worship to grow a new congregation, showing that a liturgical and sacramentally based church can succeed alongside other forms of church planting.
Portsmouth Cathedral and St James’ Church, Milton wish to appoint a Director to set up choirs for children and young people based at St James’. There are exciting opportunities to work with schools in the parish and our aim is to create a vibrant community of young families that integrate into the life of St James’ though their involvement in music.
To arrange an informal discussion please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 9282 3300.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 26th September
Interviews: Thursday 18th and Friday 19th October
Start date: 1st January 2019
The Diocese of Portsmouth is committed to safeguarding children and the successful applicant will be subject to a DBS check
This is a three year project with the option, subject to funding, to extend to five years, initiated and operated by Saint James’ Milton and Portsmouth Cathedral in the Deanery of Portsmouth. There is a reference group to help steer the project. The post holder will be based primarily at St James’, Milton and employed by Portsmouth Cathedral.
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