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Current vacancies at St Peter's Hale



Contract:             Permanent

Location:             Hale, Altrincham, North-West England

Diocese of Chester

St Peter’s Church, Hale, Altrincham

St Peter’s is an Anglican Parish Church with a strong choral tradition.  Our adult choir of 16 (SATB) sing at our main Sunday morning Service (2015 average attendance: 91 adults and 12 children); also at two evening Services (BCP Evensong and BCP Choral Evensong, each once a month), and at major Festivals.  Choir practice is on Friday evenings.  Members of our congregations are keen to support our choir and are appreciative of the commitment of choir members. 

Our present organist has moved away following a promotion at work, and we are therefore looking to appoint a suitably experienced Organist to support our new Director of Music in further developing our choral music ministry at St Peter’s.

Our 2 manual pipe organ, electric action, was refurbished in 2005.

Remuneration in the region of £3,000 pa, depending on qualifications and experience, plus fees for Weddings and Funerals.

To find out more about life at St Peter’s, please visit our Church website: www.stpetershale.org.uk 

For further information and an application form, please contact our Vicar, Revd Keith Addenbrooke on 0161-928-4182, or by email at vicar@stpetershale.org.uk

Click here for Organist job description

Instrumentalists for St Peter’s Church Taize Services

Do you play a string and/or wind instrument? If so please contact the Parish Office on 0161 928 3374 to find out more about volunteering to play at the Taize services that happen at St Peter’s on the 5th Sunday of each month at 6.30pm.  Click here to find out more about Taize.


Parochial Church Council members

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) is the governing body of a parish church. It is also a charity.  To find out more about the workings of the PCC and to download an application form for this voluntary role please click here or contact St Peter's Parish Office on 0161 928 3374.


Deanery Synod Representatives

The Deanery Synod is a partnership between bishops, clergy and lay people creating a 'government by discussion'.  It is made up of the house of clergy and the house of laity.  The Deanery Synod has at least one lay representative from each parish, in the case of St Peter's we have five volunteer representatives who are elected for three years by the APCM (Annual Parochial Church Meeting).  Lay representatives report proceedings of Deanery Synod at the PCC meetings.  Click here for more information about being a Deanery Synod Representative. Should you be interested please click here or contact St Peter's Parish Office on 0161 928 3374.

To find out more about the workings of the PCC and to download an application form please click here.


Volunteer at St Peter’s Church

There are many ways you can volunteer at St Peter's Hale, some are:

  • a few hours helping in the Parish Office
  • making teas and coffees for the parents who attend Toddler Group every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings
  • driving older members of the community to a pub lunch once a month
  • reading the Bible passages during Sunday services in church
  • helping out with any of our children and youth groups (subject to neccessary checks)
  • washing the church linen or tea towels
  • helping with the flower arrangements
  • leading the prayers of Intercessions at Sunday services (training given)
  • collecting furniture from around the parish for St Paul's Church Salford to recycle to people in need
  • take donations of food and clothing to the homeless charity Barnabus in Manchester
  • help serve Holy Communion at Sunday services (training given)
  • doing some gardening in St Peter's grounds
  • visiting parishioners who are housebound (subject to neccesary checks)
  • join our choir
  • donating items for emergency food boxes for people in need in the Salford area
  • become a Welcomer for the Sunday services (training given)
  • write an article for the Parish Magazine
  • join the team of Chimers who ring St Peter's chimes (we don't have bells) each Sunday (training given)

There are many ways you can share your skills and time with St Peter's Hale to benefit the church, our parish and the wider community.  Please contact St Peter's Parish Office for more information by calling 0161 928 3374 or click here to email us.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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