We're Hiring: Lead Accompanist

We are a vibrant, open-hearted, community of faith seeking a dynamic, skilled pianist providing excellent musical accompaniment in worship and community activities. We are a community that is revitalizing and growing, and are seeking the right person to join our team and assist in deepening community’s connection and spiritual growth.

St. George's is an open-minded, fun, energetic, and encouraging place to work. In addition to wonderful working conditions, remuneration includes:

  • Monthly salary - $728 per month
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Additional honoraria for weddings, funerals, and special services

If you are passionate about music, spiritual connection, and making a difference in people's lives through song, we invite you to send your cover letter and resume to or drop off a paper copy at 505 6th Street on or before July 31st.

Experience with sacred music an asset, but not required.

Start date: August 31st, 2016.

Click here for full position description.

Anne Bateman, Our Music Director

An Announcement from the Ministry and Personnel Committee

The following announcement was read on Sunday December 27th by Malcolm Horne, an Elder of St. George's Council and Chair of the Ministry and Personnel Committee.

Good morning. My name is Malcolm Horne, and I’m an elder of St. George’s Council and the chair of the Ministry and Personnel Committee.

It is with some regret that today we announce that Anne Bateman, our Music Director has given church council her notice of resignation. Anne has received a position in Winnipeg as a Hearing Aid Practitioner intern that begins February 1st of this year. This means that Anne’s final service with St. George’s as its Music Director will be January 17th.

Anne began as our Music Director three years ago. Over that time as a congregation we have enjoyed and appreciated her depths of musical knowledge, her skill as a conductor, and her passion for music. While we are saddened by this news, we are truly happy for Anne to have this new position and begin this exciting new chapter in her life.

In the interim, Eve Mark our accompanist has agreed to take on the duties as Music Director, and St. George’s will have a new accompanist, Kristopher Benoit on a week-by-week honorarium basis beginning the first Sunday in January while Eve takes a few weeks off. In the New Year, the Church Council will begin to assess the music ministry to discern the best way for us to move forward as a community of faith.

We’ll have a chance to say a more formal goodbye for her final service as Music Director on January 17th. In the meantime, we give thanks to God for Anne’s ministry with us, and wish all of God’s blessings for her future. Thank you.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact a member of the M&P Committee (Malcolm, Ula Nieuwejaar, or Gerry Haist).

We're Hiring: Part-Time Associate Musician

St. George’s United Church in Courtenay requires a pianist/organist for one Sunday per month Sunday worship at 10:30 AM and for Choir practice the preceding Wednesday at 7:30 PM.

This position pays $ 20.58 /hour based on a maximum of five hours per week which totals $102.90/ week.

Your goal is to use all musical talents to communicate a lively and exciting spirit and to involve the congregation in spiritual development leading to a deeper sense of worship through music.

Qualifications preferred for this position are: Royal Conservatory of Music level 8 minimum, experience as an accompanist; experience playing a piano in a church setting preferred.

A complete job description with all duties is available online by clicking here or at the church office Tuesday-Friday 9-noon at 506 – 6th Street, Courtenay.

Resumes can be submitted to the church office or by email to (please use in subject line: Church Musician)

The position will commence as soon as possible upon hiring a suitable applicant.

  • Location: St. George’s United Church, Courtenay
  • Compensation $20.58/hour based on maximum of 5 hours per week
  • This is a part-time job, generally one Sunday/month
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