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).


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 RPenny@churchofscotland.org.uk

Applications should be submitted to the Session Clerk, Mrs. Christine McNicoll – mcnicoll431@btinternet.com.

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
http://www.stmichaels-parish.org.uk or contact info@stmichaels-parish.org.uk

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


Kirkmuirhill Church – organist required

Our friendly villiage Church for Blackwood and Kirkmuirhill are seeking a new organist for our busy sunday services.   The services are held each Sunday at 11.00am.


Payment in line with Church of Scotland scale if position permanent.

We have a good digital organ in place.

We have a regular Congregation of approximately 120 people each week.

We as a congregation are currently seeking a new minister, this is an exciting time to join us.

Contact Catherine Gold at the Church office for more information



Benhar Evangelical Church – organist

Benhar Evangelical Church are looking for someone to play organ at their Sunday services. Morning and evening services are held. Services are well attended and enjoy their singing, attracting 50+ in the morning and 80+ in the evening. Please contact us via this site for the contact details of John Weir who can provide anyone interested with some finer details. There may be the option of fulfilling one or other (or both) of the services.


Covenantor Road,
Eastfield, Harthill,

Organist/Director of Music – Bothwell Parish Church


Bothwell Parish Church is looking to appoint an Organist/Director of Music to lead and develop the musical life of the congregation.

Music plays a central part in the worship of the church and is an integral part in the mission of the congregation. The church at Bothwell comprises a friendly, informed and supportive congregation which is open, welcoming and inclusive.

The present building was consecrated in 1398 and is one of the most historic and architecturally significant buildings in Scotland. It is blessed with an exceptionally fine acoustic, an enthusiastic and able choir, a two manual Allan organ and a new C5S Yamaha Grand.


Fees paid for the performance of this role will be in accordance with Scottish Federation of Organist guidelines and dependent on skills, experience and qualification.

A detailed Job Description may be obtained from the Church Secretary:

The Church Office
Bothwell Parish Church of Scotland
Main Street
G71 8EX
South Lanarkshire

Telephone: 01698 854903
Email: bothwellparishoffice@btconnect.com

Closing date for Applications: Friday, 13 October 2017.

Further details of church/congregation may be found on the website: www.bothwellparishchurch.org.uk

Holytown Parish Church



The organist at Holytown Parish Church has intimated that she would like to retire from playing and we and are seeking appoint a new organist, and to have some new blood and new life in our worship and in the choice of music we can have for worship here in Holytown.   The organ was installed in 1950, having previously been located in the former Auchingramont North Church, Hamilton.

The church is located at: 260 Edinburgh Road, Newhouse, Motherwell, ML1 5RU and the regular Sunday services are held at 10am.   There are excellent road links from the new M8 and M74 motorways – from both Edinburgh and Glasgow.

To find out more and to express an interest please contact the minister:

Rev Caryl Kyle,
The Manse, 260 Edinburgh Road,
Newhouse, Motherwell, ML1 5RU
Tel: 01698 832622
Email: CKyle@churchofscotland.org.uk




Bargeddie Church of Scotland

Bargeddie Church of Scotland requires an organist to operate a Henry Willis Organ for Sunday morning services with other opportunities negotiable. There are two Sunday services (11am and 6:30pm) each week.  There is no choir.  Ideally, we need a person available mid-week to cover weddings/funerals.

For further information please contact
Peter Chirnside,  141 Kylepark Drive
Uddingston,  G71 7DB