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Lay Clerk Vacancies (January 2023)

Lay Clerk Vacancies – Tenor and Bass

Guildford Cathedral currently employs six lay clerks, translating to one of each voice part on either side of the choir. Since each lay clerk sings essentially as a soloist, this post is suitable for a more experienced singer who is used to working as the sole contributor to a voice part.

The town of Guildford offers opportunities for additional employment in a variety of roles, including music tuition (practical and theory), part-time teaching, and other part-time employment. The choir’s schedule allows for further

We currently have vacancies for Lay Clerks in the positions of Tenor (2 vacanices) & Bass (1 vacancy)

Job Title: Lay Clerk

Accountable to: The Canon Liturgist, through the Organist and Master of the Choristers, who is the Line Manager.

Hours and salary: Please see the full details for a breakdown of hours to be worked and remuneration.

Full details of the vacancy can be seen via the Job information sheet

Download an Application Form

If you have any further questions about this post or would like an informal conversation with Katherine Dienes-Williams, the Organist and Master of Choristers, please contact Mrs Carolyn Howard-Jones, Liturgy and Music Department Administrator, on 01483 547868 or via e-mail at:, or the Canon Liturgist, Rev Canon Rachel Young 

Closing Date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Monday 6 February

All applications will be acknowledged. Shortlisted candidates will be notified as soon as possible after that date.

Auditions and interviews dates will be held on Monday 20 February


Applications should be sent either via e-mail or by post to Mrs Carolyn Howard-Jones, Liturgy and Music Administrator, Guildford Cathedral Office, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP. 

Please complete the Application Form and send together with your curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out how you meet the requirements of the role.