Lay Clerk Vacancies

Cathedral Choir - Lay Clerks

We have vacancies for voluntary Alto,Tenor and Bass Lay Clerks to sing at Wakefield Cathedral from September 2018 onwards. The Choir performs a wide, exciting and varying repertoire.

The normal weekly timetable is currently


10.30am - 10.55am - Rehearsal; 11.00am - Sung Eucharist

3:00pm - 3:25pm - Rehearsal; 3.30pm - Evensong

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are normally free days for Lay Clerks, Evensong being said, or sung by the boys/girls.


6.00pm - 6.25pm - Rehearsal; 6.30pm - Evensong

7:45pm - 9.00pm - Lay Clerk and Choral Scholar (lower voices) Rehearsal; 9.00pm - Lazy Compline (2nd Thursdays term time, lower voices only)

There are occasional extra services, a few arranged at short notice, which are over and above the regular services.In addition, the choir normally goes to other venues in the diocese several times a year to sing at services or concerts; it also takes part in the Girls' and Boys' Cathedrals Festivals.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact the Acting Administrator Neil Holland or the Canon Precentor on 01924 373923 or at or

For further information and/or to make an application, please see the background information, role description and application form below.

Lay Clerk Background Information

Lay Clerk Role Description

Lay Clerk Application Form

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