Mearns Kirk, Newton Mearns, invite applications for the post of Organist & Choir Master/Mistress to play at Sunday worship and other services throughout the year.
We are a warm and welcoming Church with an enthusiastic Choir of 21 who enjoy singing an anthem at the Church services held at 10.15am each Sunday.
The organ is a twin manual pipe organ, Rushworth & Dreaper (rebuilt in 1982). Salary will be on the scale of the Scottish Federation of Organists dependent on qualification, skills and experience.
If you are interested in applying or would like to know more please contact our Minister, Rev Joe Kavanagh on 0141 384 2218 for an informal chat or contact the Church Office (mornings) on 0141 639 6555.
To check out our Church please visit our Church’s website and Church’s Facebook page at:
St Oswalds, Kings Park, Glasgow. Needing cover for their 10am service on Sunday 19th August. Please contact Lesley Craddock on 0141 391 4054 email
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BARRHEAD BOUROCK Church: Request for cover on Sunday 26th August. 11am service. Please contact Pablo Robertson by placing a comment on the Facebook group posting or Private message him ( On night duty so not keen to have phone going off!). He will check the post and respond. If you do not have Facebook use the contact page above and we will pass on the info. Thanks. Tom White.
The Vestry is seeking an Organist to play and direct a small, capable choir (7-8 voices) for Sunday services, and the major Festivals. Sung Eucharist is at 10.30am. There is no regular Evensong, but there are periodic joint choral services with New Kilpatrick Church choir.
At present, choir practice is held at 9.30am on Sundays, with an introit and anthem sung every week.
We have a very rare small Romantic organ of 13 stops, 2 manuals and pedal, opus 1172, by Wilhelm Sauer of Frankfurt on Oder, probably the only Sauer in the UK. The pipework is original with no additions. It is well voiced for the accompaniment of the congregation, and has a wide dynamic range and a variety of colours which belies its modest specification. Tuning and maintenance are carried out as required. See https://bearsden.church.scot/about-us/sauer-organ/ for more details.
The post is vacant from September 2018 and remuneration is in accordance with RSCM guidelines. Deputies are available, and congregation and clergy are musically very supportive and well informed.
Please send applications to John Brooker, Secretary to the Vestry – email: email@example.com
Please contact the Rector, Kirstin Freeman, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like an informal conversation about the role before placing an application.
VACANCY – ORGANIST
NEWTON MEARNS PARISH CHURCH
Applications are invited for the permanent position of organist.
Praise is led by the organist and choir with the accompaniment of a three manual Walker organ of which there are only a few in the United Kingdom.
An audio-visual system is in place and services are produced by PowerPoint.
Sunday worship is at 10.30am with other services throughout the year, Holy week and Advent.
Salary will be from the scale of the Scottish Federation of Organists dependent on qualification, skill and experience.
Ideally, the organist would be available to play at weddings and funerals for which separate fees would be paid.
For further information about this post, please contact:
Mrs Susanne Paterson
Clerk to the Congregational Board
Church Office telephone: 0141 639 7373
Church of St. John the Evangelist, Princes Street, Edinburgh
Organist and Director of Music required from October 2018
St. John’s is seeking to appoint a new Director of Music in the Autumn of 2018. This person would be a gifted organist and choir trainer, who would further enhance our strong choral tradition, maintaining our extensive repertoire as well as exploring new music and styles of worship.
St John’s boasts a highly proficient robed choir of some 30 adults who rehearse weekly. The Choir’s repertoire is large, singing much of the standard Anglican tradition, and is supported by a good- sized, 3-manual Organ in the heritage of Willis, which could also be used for teaching.
The musical life of the parish includes not only three sung services on a Sunday including Sung Eucharist and the weekly Anglican staples Choral Matins and Evensong, but also bigger musical events on feast days throughout the year and enhanced music during the Edinburgh Festival month of August. St. John’s is fortunate to have two very able volunteer organists within the Choir who share much of the accompanying duties.
Sample music lists from recent months can be viewed here:
Remuneration for the position of Director of Music is in line with the RSCM fee scale, while also reflecting the status and individuality of St. John’s.
St John’s is a thriving Scottish Episcopal church at the heart of Scotland’s beautiful capital city. We aim to express love for the triune God and for our neighbour in all that we do, and to help people discover for themselves the significance of Jesus Christ. St John’s has a strong emphasis on worship and prophetic witness, with a liberal catholic/broad church bent. One of our ministry team members was among the first women to be ordained priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church and last we celebrated the first same-sex marriage in an Anglican Church in the UK.
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Message from Jamie Mckenzie-Cherry
I’m looking for someone who can take over the organists position at Flemington Hallside Parish Church – Halfway, Cambuslang, from Sunday 1st July 2018. One service a week, 11am.
Perhaps a conservatoire student?
Contact me on: 07391531647. JLM.
John Kitchen, an honorary member of the LSO presents a recital in Wellington Church. All welcome.
Bothwell Parish Church recently appointed Mr Peter Shepherd to the post of Organist and Director of Music.
Peter is a young man with huge musical talent and ability.
A former scholar at Worcester Cathedral School and head chorister of the Cathedral Choir, Peter was Organ Scholar at Merton College, Oxford from 2013-16. During this time, he gave a number of radio broadcasts and CD releases. He graduated with Honours in Music from the University of Oxford in 2016.
Peter became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the early age of nineteen having, previously, been awarded the Associateship with prizes. He gained the Licenciateship from the Royal School of Music with Distinction in piano.
Since coming to Bothwell Church, Peter is keen to further develop the congregation’s strong musical tradition.
New singers to the church choir are welcome and are offered the rare opportunity to receive such expert tuition in choral singing.
In support of the newly created Society of friends of Bothwell Parish Church, Peter is giving his Inaugural Organ
Recital on Sunday, 22 April 2018 at 4.30pm. Tickets can be purchased from the church office (854903) £10 or at the church door.
(Further info – please see attached poster)