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St John's Waterloo, Director of Music

St John's is a central London Anglican church in the modern, liberal catholic tradition, with very strong local community connections. It is well-known as the home of Southbank Sinfonia and a venue for amateur orchestras and choirs, with five arts-based charities located in the Crypt. We are developing a major project, the Bridge at Waterloo, which will support people into work through offering training and mentoring.

We are now seeking a Director of Music to build on the excellent work of our previous postholder, working with our existing team to build a strong message which realises our vision of being a thriving church and community project at the heart of London. S/he will be responsible for strengthening our music during worship (we have an un-robed choir which offers music from a very wide-range of styles) and also for encouraging relationships with Southbank Sinfonia and the other musicians who use the buildings, so that St John's becomes a place noted for the excellence of its music.

Hours: average 10 hours per week, with some flexibility. Post subject to a three-month probationary period. Remuneration and fees in line with RSCM guidelines. Holiday entitlement: 5 weeks pro rata.

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To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Canon Giles Goddard: by 12 noon on Friday 15 July.

Southwark Diocesan Board of Education

Chief Operating Officer for Multi-Academy Trust (from January 2017)

Salary: £75,000

We are seeking a highly skilled professional to lead and manage our newly formed Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust.

Could it be you?

  • Our Diocese spans 12 Local Authority boundaries
  • Our schools are highly effective, distinctive and inclusive
  • Our Board is fully committed to achieving the very best.

This is a wonderfully exciting opportunity to work as part of our Diocesan structure serving our schools and communities.

Prospective candidates are invited to contact Colin Powell, Diocesan Director on 020 7234 9200, for an informal discussion about the job.

Further details can be found at

Application packs are also available from Sheila Talbott, Office Manager
(Tel: 020 7234 9207 or e-mail

Closing date: 10am, Wednesday 31 August
Interviews: Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 September 2016

The SDBE is committed to the safeguarding of children.
This appointment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

St Mary’s Wimbledon (Wimbledon Team Ministry), Team Rector

The Diocese of Southwark and Worcester Cathedral invite applications for the post of Team Rector, St Mary’s Wimbledon

St Mary’s is a thriving church at the centre of the Parish of Wimbledon. With a strong tradition of music and liturgy we attract and welcome people of all ages from a wide range of churchmanship.

ER: 668. USA: 250 adults.

We are seeking a gifted and energetic priest with:

  • ŸFirm and nurturing leadership skills
  • Inspiring and challenging preaching abilities
  • The enthusiasm to support a strong and flourishing musical tradition
  • Good communication and pastoral skills
  • The ability to build relationships with the wider community and other organisations

As Team Rector, your prime responsibility is to St Mary’s church but you will also work with the clergy from the 3 other churches of the team. St Mary’s currently enjoys the services of an associate priest, a reader, a full-time youth worker and a SPA supported by a paid administrator and committed volunteers.

Application forms and parish profile are available from:
The Archdeacon of Lambeth’s PA, Romana Nelson,
Kingston Episcopal Area Office, 620 Kingston Road, Raynes Park, London, SW20 8DN. Tel: 020 8545 2440. E-mail:

Closing date: Monday 4 July
Parish Visit: Saturday 23 July
Interviews: Tuesday 26 July

Parish website:

This post is subject to DBS enhanced disclosure

Team Members, Wychcroft

We have opportunities to join the staff of Wychcroft, the Southwark Diocese Resource & Retreat Centre, based at a country house near Bletchingley, Surrey.  You will be part of a team providing hospitality to guests during their stay at the house, with a variety of duties including cooking and housekeeping.  We need out team members to have

  • A willingness to serve, in an unobtrusive style, to the highest standards of hospitality, which enables our guests to make the most of their stay.
  • Experience of cooking, and a good awareness of food hygiene is essential.
  • Being able to work as part of a team, with a flexible attitude to enable you to support and help others when needed.
  • A strong commitment to the values, culture and ethos of the Church of England is important, and to share the sprit of service, hospitality and team life.

There is flexibility in the number of hours that are offered, anticipated to be about 18 – 20 hours per week, depending on the needs of the Centre.  These will be part-time, flexible hours.  Pay is based on an hourly rate of £8.25 per hour.


For any further information please contact Uzma Osinibi on 020 7939 9402.

We will consider applications at any time so please do complete an application form, and we will then contact you to arrange an appointment.

Voluntary Work Opportunities at Southwark Cathedral

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Southwark Cathedral Education Centre

Could you bring history to life for schoolchildren?

It's been here for Roman soldiers, medieval pilgrims and Elizabethan actors...

It's the ultimate teaching aid...

It's Southwark Cathedral!

Volunteers are needed to lead trails and workshops for primary and secondary pupils.

For more information contact the Cathedral's Education Centre.