Vacancy for Church Organist: Uddingston Old Parish Church of Scotland
Uddingston Old is a vibrant charge with regular Sunday Worship at 11 am. Due to the death of our Organist, we seek to appoint someone to lead and develop the musical life of the congregation. The current format of the evening service is under review, and will not be a requirement of this post. There will be other occasional Sunday evening services throughout the year at which the organist would be expected to play.
The church has a well maintained Forster and Andrews 1887 30-stop, three-manual and pedalboard pipe organ. A 15 foot Bourdon has been added in recent years. NPOR Listing
The small, enthusiastic choir performs an Introit and Anthem at most services. Choir practices are currently held on Thursday evenings October to May.
Fees paid for the performance of this role will be in accordance with Scottish Federation of Organists guidelines and the applicant’s skill and experience. Ideally, the organist would be able to play at weddings and funerals, for which separate fees would be paid.
Further information can be obtained from Jim Vasey, the Session Clerk (01698 817828), to whom expressions of interest and applications should be addressed (firstname.lastname@example.org).
John Kitchen, an honorary member of the LSO presents a recital in Wellington Church. All welcome.
Our April event is a members recital at Hamilton West Parish Church on Saturday 21 April at 2.30pm. All are invited to this OPEN recital.
Hamilton West Church is located conveniently next to Hamilton West train station. There is ample parking in the car parks nearby.
John Burnett – member of the Lanarkshire Society of Organists – is giving a recital in Calderbank Parish Church on Sunday 25th March at 2.30pm
All are welcome to come along
Our December event. We’re looking forward to visiting Crosshill Church and enjoying John’s presentation on his recent trip to Denmark.
We are really looking forward to our next event taking place on 21st October at Airdrie: Cairnlea Parish Church of Scotland. This is a recital with Steven McIntyre, who is Assistant Organist of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow (the large church on Great Western Rd) working with Frikki Walker who has come along to the LSO before for a lovely come and sing at Hamilton.
Steven has chosen a programme already which will show of the wonderful organ at Airdrie: Cairnlea, where Marjory Macdonald is organist.
The recital is at the normal time of 2.30pm and tea/coffee etc. will be available afterwards.
Please do encourage folks to come along to the autumn recital in our syllabus. Cairnlea itself is an interesting building in an Italianate style with campanile to the SW corner.
The organ itself is interesting, being of a high quality for your Parish Church.
Cairnlea is located central in Airdrie, but due to road layouts we have given some directions and best suggestions for parking.
- The postal address for the church is 84 Johnston St, Airdrie ML6 6AZ. However, this the only road that the “front door” looks on to.
- It is much better to aim for Hallcraig Street which has three car parks right next to Cairnlea Church.
- The map below shows Cairnlea in relation to Hallcraig Street and the car parks, as you can see Johnston Street really isn’t suitable.
- The front and side doors to the building will be open so please enter from which ever door is best suited.
After the recital we are going to Guidi’s at Coatdyke for tea. We’ve been here before and a good time has been enjoyed in previous years so we hope as many as possible can come along. Please get in touch with Marjory MacDonald to put your name down so we can let the restaurant know for seating. Marjory’s email is Marjory.email@example.com and her phone number is 01236 762669. Please let Marjory know ASAP if you can come for tea. If you are coming and want to bring a +1 along that would be wonderful, and we would warmly welcome any newcomers.
We had an excellent day visiting churches and organs in Coatbridge.
Thanks to those who managed for some or all of the day. It was great to see you!
We visited Calder Church, St Patrick’s Church and St Augustine’s RC Church.
Here’s some pictures taken throughout the day. Thank you to the officials of each church for allowing us access.
St. John’s and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Airdrie
Would anyone able to provide organ cover here for Peter Livingstone on September 10, 17 and 24th please contact Geoff Sage on 01236 756550. (Church Officer). Please let us know here too when cover is arranged. Thanks.
PS service is at 11am Organ is a delightful restored small Brindley and Foster.
The LSO are please to host a masterclass on Improvisation to which all organists are invited which will be lead by John Riley, who is an Edinburgh based freelance musician and noted as a performer and teacher of organ improvisation. More information is available from John’s own website – click here