St. John the Evangelist, Princes Street, Edinburgh

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:

http://bit.ly/samplemusiclist

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.

For more information, please email: domstjohns@gmail.com

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Uddingston Old Parish Church of Scotland

Vacancy for Church Organist: Uddingston Old Parish Church of Scotland

(Web: http://uddingstonold.org)

uddingston old 2Uddingston 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.

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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 (jimvasey@hotmail.com).

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)

SONGS OF PRAISE – ANNOUNCEMENT

** 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.

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