Music Search Committee Report

April 2018


First of all, thank you to the hugely talented Stephen Fennell for filling in as our church accompanist during the transition between music directors. He is doing an amazing job of providing beautiful music for our 10:30 service.


The search for a new part-time Director of Music/Organist for San Jose is officially underway, and the music search committee is meeting regularly as we move through the process. The position has been officially listed on a number of organizational websites, including the American Guild of Organists and the Association of Anglican Musicians. Please keep the committee and our church in your prayers for the Holy Spirit to guide in our search and lead us to the ideal person. Feel free to spread the word among friends you know in other Episcopal churches in Jacksonville and across the country – word of mouth can also lead to qualified candidates. We will be posting regular reports on the search as it progresses. If you know someone who is interested, direct them to send a letter of interest and a resume or CV to Father Britt through the church office.


Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a church musician for this parish, that we may receive a faithful artist who will care for your people and equip us for music ministries; and seek through music to perfect the praises offered by your people here on earth. In the name of your son Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.


Stephen Fennell,  Interim Musician

Stephen Fennell joined us in January of 2018 as our Interim Musician. Stephen was born in Lakeland, Florida. He is the son of an Assemblies of God Pastor and moved around a good bit, including a stint in Naples, where he attended the same elementary school as Father Britt. He started playing piano at the age of five. He attended FSCJ, JU, and UNF and is currently the accompanist for the JU Vocal Department. He also plays for the Alhambra Theater, the Orange Park Chorale, and both Fleming Island and Mandarin high schools. Stephen also writes music, and he has played at San Jose Day School since 2007.

Stephen Fennell


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