New organist for Bothwell

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)


April members recital – Hamilton West Church

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.

Lanarkshire Society of Organists

Hamilton West Church is located conveniently next to Hamilton West train station.  There is ample parking in the car parks nearby.

Organist – Parish of Dunkeld

Dunkeld Parish Church

The Parish of Dunkeld (Church of Scotland) is looking to appoint an organist.

Regular Sunday Worship is at 11am. (there is a small group of singers who contribute to the service. It is our desire to see this develop.)

There are other occasional Sunday services through the year which the organist would be expected to play at (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Holy Week etc.)

From Easter Sunday until Remembrance Sunday we worship in the Medieval Dunkeld Cathedral and over the winter in Little Dunkeld Kirk.

The Cathedral has a fine two manual Bevington Organ, expertly reconditioned by Sandy Edmonstone.

Little Dunkeld has a small two-manual pipe organ which was out of commission for a number of years and was restored to working order about 15 years ago.

Music has a long-established part in the life of the congregation and wider community in Dunkeld. It could be an important aspect of outreach into the community too. The community of Dunkeld also has a very strong folk tradition which has grown in recent years.

We are looking for someone:

· Suitably qualified and/or experienced.

· Enthusiastic about the musical side of worship.

· Open to all types of music.

· Who is a ‘team player’ with good people skills.

· Able to lead and work with a choir and develop other voluntary musicians.

The salary will be based on the scale proposed by the Scottish Federation of Organists. Dunkeld Cathedral has a considerable number of weddings which can enhance the organist’s income. (Around 20-30 per year.)

For more information contact the minister, Fraser Penny on 01350 727249 or

Applications should be submitted to the Session Clerk, Mrs. Christine McNicoll –

St Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow

St Michael’s Parish Church, Linlithgow
Organist and Coordinator of Music

We are looking for an experienced and appropriately qualified Organist and
Coordinator of Music to play at our services, conduct our choir and work with our
Ministry Team to develop the role of music in the life, worship and outreach of our
congregation. The church is equipped with a Willis organ (1912) with 2 manuals and
pedals, and a grand piano.

You would be expected to direct our enthusiastic and loyal mixed voice choir, and to
co-ordinate a variety of other musical groups within the church.

We are looking for a person with good people skills, the ability to play a wide variety
of music genres, and the vision to lead us forward in new and inspiring ways.
In return, we offer a warm and welcoming congregation, an enthusiastic choir and a
large number of accomplished musicians of all ages keen to use their talents in the
life of the church. Remuneration will be within band (C) of the recommended salary
scales for Organists, as set by the Scottish Federation of Organists.

Linlithgow St Michaels Church – Organist advert – download the full advert here

For job description and further information, please see St Michael’s Church website or contact

Closing date: Friday 13 April 2018
Scottish Charity No. SC016185



** Urgent Announcement **

Due to the current weather and uncertainty about it clearing over the weekend we have reluctantly decided to postpone our Songs of Praise due this Sunday evening at Dalziel St Andrews Church.

We will let folks know the revised date, as soon as it is arranged. It will still focus on Week of prayer and support financially St Andrews Hospice.

Please accept our apologies. We hope you understand.

Thank you.

Songs of Praise – 21st January 2018

posterOur annual songs of praise takes place in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Using the material for the week, well loved hymns with readings and reflections from the service.

This year the choirs of Dalziel St Andrew’s Parish Church and Bellshill Central Parish Church combine to help lead the singing.

An offering will be uplifted in support of St. Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie. 
Please do mark the date and come along, bringing some friends with you too!!!