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Vacancy - Early Years Worker

Early Years Worker 

St Michael’s is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced person to lead our work with pre-school children and their families.  Are you that person?

If you have experience of working with pre-school children, a relevant qualification, the ability to recruit and develop a team of volunteers, and the enthusiasm to integrate toddlers and their families in the wider work of the church, then you could be just who we are looking for.

To find out more, see the job description here 

To apply, please send a CV to our Session Clerk, John Reid, at sessionclerk@stmichaels-parish.org.uk  by the closing date of 29 October 2021. 

10 hours per week, £12 an hour.  The contract will be for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal.  References and a satisfactory safeguarding check will be required.

Scottish Charity No. SC016185

Vacancy - Organist

We are looking for an experienced and appropriately qualified Organist to play at our services, support our choir and work under the direction of our Director of Music to enhance our worship through organ and piano music.  The church sanctuary is equipped with a Willis organ (1912) with 2 manuals and pedals, and a grand piano.

You will be expected to play at weekly services, occasional seasonal services (such as Christmas, Easter, etc), and accompany the choir and other musical groups at rehearsals if requested by the Director of Music.  You will also be expected to play for funerals and weddings, if required, for which a separate fee would be payable.  In addition, you will monitor the condition of the organ and piano and arrange tuning or maintenance as required.

We are looking for a person with a high level of musical skill on both organ and piano, confidence in a range of musical styles, and the ability to work collaboratively with others.

In return, we are a large and active Parish Church which offers 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.  The annual salary will be in the range £2,000-£2,600, depending on skill and experience (within band (A) of the recommended salary scales for Organists, as set by the Scottish Federation of Organists).

For the job description, please click here

To apply, please send a CV to John Reid, Session Clerk, at sessionclerk@stmichaels-parish.org.uk   by the closing date of 22 October 2021

 

 

 

 

Vacancy - Director of Music

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced musician to lead and further develop the musical life and worship of our congregation.  Your overall objective will be to oversee and broaden the variety of sung and instrumental music in worship and the range of performers.

You will be expected to direct our enthusiastic and loyal mixed voice choir, as well as work with a variety of other musical groups, including those involving children and young people, to create opportunities for them to contribute regularly to the worship life of the church.  You will also work with parents, local schools and youth groups to encourage young people to join the choral and musical life of the church.

You will manage our part-time Organist, who is responsible for playing the organ and piano at regular services and, if required, for accompanying choir and other rehearsals.  However, you would be expected to play the organ or piano yourself, as required, when the Organist is unavailable.  This would include playing for funerals and weddings if the Organist is unavailable, for which a separate fee would be payable.

You will work closely with our Ministry Team and Worship Team, both to maintain the regular worship of the church and to identify and lead ways of using music in support of St Michael’s mission and its 2030 Vision.

We are looking for a person with the ability to work collaboratively with others, the enthusiasm and ability to lead and inspire performance of a wide range of music genres (e.g., spiritual, secular, traditional, modern), and a passion for developing and encouraging the musical skills of people of all ages, including children and young people.

In return, we are a large and active Parish Church which offers 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.  The annual salary will be in the range £3,000-£3,500.  The normal work pattern will be around 4 hours per week, with flexibility during the Christmas and Easter periods.

For the job description, please see click here  

To apply, please send a CV to John Reid, Session Clerk, at sessionclerk@stmichaels-parish.org.uk  by the closing date of 18 October 2021

 

 

 

 

Toddler Group

Toddlers is back !

Currently bookings have to be made (for adults only ) at Eventbrite.

If you want a cuppa then please bring your own mug. Due to covid guidelines we are unable to use the ones from our kitchen.

Any questions at all, please contact me on lorr@churchofscotland.org.uk

Friday Housegroup

The Friday Housegroup has resumed, meeting at 10am .

For further information please contact Barbara Thomson (845705).

 

 

 

Orders of Service


There are no Orders of Service available at present.

Weekly Intimations


Knowing Christ Better

Friday Housegroup

The Friday Housegroup has resumed, meeting at 10am .

For further information please contact Barbara Thomson (845705).

 

 

 

The Monthly Prayer Calendar

The Monthly Prayer Calendar is now being prepared fortnightly. It is available here

The Help Centre

Offers information covering many concerns.  Wondering where to access support for yourself or another?  Tel 842646, or look at www.helpcentre.org.uk

Bereavement Support

The Team offers confidential one to one support to help you adapt to your loss. In addition, Positive Pathways support group meets fortnightly in the informal setting of the Canal Tearoom. Contact Sheila Rae 07719966273 or sheila.ruth.rae@gmail.com.

Making Him Known to Others

Seedlings

 Every Thursday   

If you are at home with your wee ones why not come along instead of sitting in on your own.  If you're a Mum, Dad, Granny, Grandpa or babysitter just pop along to the Kirk hall for 10 am. A really warm welcome awaits with songs,crafts, a wee prayer, lots of fun and tea and coffee too. No church connection needed at all. Hope to see you there. No cost.   Please contact the office for further info, Tel: 842188.

Latest Magazine

The latest edition of  Crosswind Magazine is now available to download from the Crosswind page.

CDs-Church Service

If you would like to borrow a recording of previous services, you will find CDs at the Church shop. A recording of the sermon is available weekly via podcast here.

Serving Him Together

Faith Impact Forum

Click here for a look at the weekly newsletter from the Faith Impact Forum.

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Crossreach

Crossreach News is available here.  More information about Crossreach itself is available on their website.

 

Time of Stillness - Every Thursday in the Church

2pm in St Katherine's Aisle (entrance via south door)   Discover what 15 minutes of stillness can do for you.  All welcome.

General Notices

Giving to St Michael’s

You might be wondering how you can support financially the work of St Michael’s and the wider Church of Scotland.  

Those members who currently give through the Free Will Offering Scheme and who cannot hand in their envelopes might wish to consider one of the following options:

·         You could set up a monthly standing order for regular giving – please contact either Tim Brown on finance@stmichaels-parish.org.uk or Andrew Jones on giving@stmichaels-parish.org.uk and either Tim or Andrew will be able to send you a standing order form and advise on Gift Aid

·         You could make a one-off payment using the Stewardship button below

                                                                                                    

·         You could continue to set aside your weekly gifts and contact your Elder who would be happy to help you.

Gift Aid 

Did you know that the church can claim 25p for every £ given if the donor is a UK taxpayer and signs a Gift Aid declaration? This is true whether payments are made by regular standing order, via freewill envelopes, or by other identifiable means. For more information, or to set up/amend an existing arrangement please contact the Gift Aid Convener in confidence - Andrew Jones – at giving@stmichaels-parish.org.uk or on 01506 840914.

 

 

 

Annual Report and Accounts

Our Annual Report and Accounts for 2020 have been approved by Kirk Session and by Presbytery. Please read Anne Law's article in the current issue of Crosswind for an overview of our financial situation at the end of a remarkable year.

 

Data Protection

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in the UK on 25 May 2018. It replaces the existing law on data protection (the Data Protection Act 1998) and gives individuals more rights and protections with regard to how their personal data is used by organisations. 

St.Michael's have adopted the following :

Data Protection Policy

Data Retention Policy

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