A person appointed to play the organ (in parishes where they have one!) and often as choirmaster as well.   Such people are increasingly being referred to as “Director of Music”.   Often voluntary, they continue to provide an indispensable service to the worship of the church.   Sadly, in cases where, on the appointment of an organist, a parish or an incumbent fail to agree a well-defined job description, friction can occur.   There is now a measure that guides this important relationship.

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