Mure Memorial Church, Garrowhill, Baillieston

ORGANIST VACANCY: Mure Memorial Church, Maxwell Drive, Garrowhill.

We are seeking a replacement for our organist who is leaving at the end of May. For information please contact Mrs Moira Scott : tel 0141 771 7928 and mobile 07752 030 332 email:

Alternative contact: Mr Alistair Borthwick 0141 588 0265
The organ is a fine Allen and there is also an excellent grand piano.


Galston Parish Church


A vacancy has arisen at Galston Parish Church for the post of Organist and Choirmaster.

The JJ Bins 3 manual pipe organ was built in 1913, is regularly maintained and in 2013 was awarded a Grade 2* Historic Organ Certificate issued by the British Institute of Organ Studies (BIOS).

A committed, long-standing choir leads Sunday morning worship and meets for choir practice on Thursday evenings.

The salary will be in accordance with the Scottish Federation of Organists recommended salary scales and an Employment Contract will be based on that advised by the Church of Scotland.

Visit for further information about Galston Parish Church.

Please send applications and CV to the Session Clerk:

Robert Murray, 33 Sorn Place, Galston, KA4 8JA

email –

Telephone: Landline – 01563 822005; mobile – 07483 890909

Closing date for applications – TUESDAY 30 APRIL 2019

Scottish Charity No SC010370

Mearns Kirk organist vacancy

Organist vacancy

Mearns Kirk, Newton Mearns, invite applications for the post of Organist & Choir Master/Mistress to play at Sunday worship and other services throughout the year.

We are a warm and welcoming Church with an enthusiastic Choir of 21 who enjoy singing an anthem at the Church services held at 10.15am each Sunday.

The organ is a twin manual pipe organ, Rushworth & Dreaper (rebuilt in 1982). Salary will be on the scale of the Scottish Federation of Organists dependent on qualification, skills and experience.

If you are interested in applying or would like to know more please contact our Minister, Rev Joe Kavanagh on 0141 384 2218 for an informal chat or contact the Church Office (mornings) on 0141 639 6555.

To check out our Church please visit our Church’s website and Church’s Facebook page at:

ORGANIST VACANCY – All Saints Episcopal Church Bearsden.

The Vestry is seeking an Organist to play and direct a small, capable choir (7-8 voices) for Sunday services, and the major Festivals. Sung Eucharist is at 10.30am. There is no regular Evensong, but there are periodic joint choral services with New Kilpatrick Church choir.

At present, choir practice is held at 9.30am on Sundays, with an introit and anthem sung every week.

We have a very rare small Romantic organ of 13 stops, 2 manuals and pedal, opus 1172, by Wilhelm Sauer of Frankfurt on Oder, probably the only Sauer in the UK. The pipework is original with no additions. It is well voiced for the accompaniment of the congregation, and has a wide dynamic range and a variety of colours which belies its modest specification. Tuning and maintenance are carried out as required. See for more details.

The post is vacant from September 2018 and remuneration is in accordance with RSCM guidelines. Deputies are available, and congregation and clergy are musically very supportive and well informed.

Please send applications to John Brooker, Secretary to the Vestry – email:

Please contact the Rector, Kirstin Freeman, at if you would like an informal conversation about the role before placing an application.




Applications are invited for the permanent position of organist.

Praise is led by the organist and choir with the accompaniment of a three manual Walker organ of which there are only a few in the United Kingdom.

An audio-visual system is in place and services are produced by PowerPoint.

Sunday worship is at 10.30am with other services throughout the year, Holy week and Advent.

Salary will be from the scale of the Scottish Federation of Organists dependent on qualification, skill and experience.

Ideally, the organist would be available to play at weddings and funerals for which separate fees would be paid.

For further information about this post, please contact:

Mrs Susanne Paterson

Clerk to the Congregational Board

Church Office telephone: 0141 639 7373


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:

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:

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

Closing date for Applications: Friday, 13 October 2017.

Further details of church/congregation may be found on the website: