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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)