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Worship Pastor, St James Muswell Hill

Closing Date: 23/02/2024
Contact: Gabrielle Moris
0208 051 3150
St James Church, St James Lane, London N10 3DB
More information: https://www.st-james.org.uk/

Purpose of Job
To lead and encourage the congregations and our other groups to worship God and encourage each other by the use of biblically rich music, played and sung to a very good standard.

Elements of the Role:

  • Set the vision for our sung worship on Sundays, paying particular attention to the words to be sung
  • To play a key role in the sung worship at every service, either leading (vocally or instrumentally), or supporting those who will
  • Ensuring band rotas for every service are produced in a timely manner. Our platform for service rotas Is Planning Center
  • Take a lead in providing for a strong contemporary presence at the major festivals of Christmas (principally at Contemporary Carols, and Christmas Kids service) and Easter.
  • Oversee and collaborate with members of staff or volunteers to produce a healthy range of contemporary (e.g., Hillsong, Sovereign Grace Music, Worship Central, Passion, Housefires, Maverick City, and Elevation Worship), and middle-of-the-road (e.g., Townend & Getty, Graham Kendrick) songs, and allow for popular hymn music on Sunday mornings and other relevant occasions
  • Continue to develop the contemporary feel of the evening service, The Gathering
  • Discover and arrange suitable new songs for us to sing
  • Recruit train, develop and deploy musicians and worship leaders from within the congregations
  • Host team meetings for the musicians to encourage a biblical vision for worship
  • Participate in service planning meetings (currently online on Tuesdays), draw up agreed service orders, and communicate the outcomes to worship leader assigned to service.
  • Oversee the care and maintenance of musical equipment in the church (excluding the organ)
  • Assist the production manager with the set up of musical equipment for use on Sundays

All post holders are expected to share St James commitment to safeguarding. You will need to attend all relevant safeguarding training and work according to our safeguarding policy.

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) that the post-holder is a practising Christian. Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 applies. We expect Heads of Ministry to operate from within a commitment to St James’ doctrinal position (see https://www.st-james.org.uk/beliefs).

Hours: 16 or 24 per week, comprising 8 hours on Sunday (for morning and evening services with rehearsals), and the rest mid-week in the music office. Salary:£31,200 – £41,600 (full-time equivalent).


The Diocese of London is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce which represents our context and wider community. We are aware that those of Global Majority Heritage/United Kingdom Minority Ethnic (GMH/UKME), women, and disabled people are currently under-represented among our clergy and workforce, and we particularly encourage applications from those with the relevant skills and experience that will increase this representation.


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