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).

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

kirkmuirhillchurch@btinternet.com

http://www.kirkmuirhillchurch.co.uk/

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.

http://www.benhar.org.uk/welcome.htm

Covenantor Road,
Eastfield, Harthill,
ML7 5PB

Organist/Director of Music – Bothwell Parish Church

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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.

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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
Bothwell
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

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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

http://www.holytownparishchurch.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