Diocese of Edinburgh
Scottish Episcopal Church

Church of the Holy Cross

A full time position
Remuneration: Scottish Episcopal Church Clergy Standard Stipend

Situated in the district of Davidson’s Mains, a former village in the north west of Edinburgh and 3 miles from the City Centre, we are a friendly and
welcoming congregation. Our new Rector will be someone who engages both pastorally and spiritually with the congregation and the local community, leading us forward in worship and outreach.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact The Very
Reverend Frances Burberry (Dean of Edinburgh) on: 0131 315 0404 or e-mail: .

Congregational profile, person specification and application form are on the
Holy Cross website.

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record Disclosure
(Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007).

Closing date: Monday 5th August 2019
Interview date: Saturday 31st August 2019

Registered Charity Number SC015766

Vacancy: Part-Time Chaplain
The Robin Chapel Edinburgh

 – This vacancy is open to Scottish Episcopal Clergy –

Following the retirement of the current Chaplain, after 13 years devoted service, the vacancy has arisen as Chaplain of The Robin Chapel in Edinburgh.

A unique Charge and a Grade One listed building, the Robin Chapel is a non-denominational memorial Chapel that takes the form of a Charitable Trust, the surplus funds of which support mental health projects for Veterans. It was built and dedicated in memory of a Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards who was killed 5 days before the end of the Second World War. The Chaplain is employed for 17 hours per week, some 3 hours of which is on Sunday afternoon. The salary is approximately pro rata with the median scale for Church of Scotland ministers.

This is a very different role for a Minister. The Chapel is not affiliated to any denomination, although it falls within the Reformed tradition and there is no Parish per se, although there is a growing group of “Friends”. The Chapel is governed and directed by a Board of Trustees, to whom the Chaplain reports and if not a Minister of the Church of Scotland, the Presbytery of Edinburgh customarily invites the Chaplain to be an Observer. The Chaplain’s duties are split between organising Sunday services and guest preachers, liaising with the Director of Music, ensuring the Chapel is properly maintained through its Factors, and maintaining close contact with the Chairman of Trustees.

Weekly services are conducted on Sundays at 4.00 pm. This allows for the ready availability of guest preachers who have recently come from a very broad base ranging from Roman Catholic Archbishops to Salvation Army Officers. The service time also allows the Chapel to benefit from one of the best choirs in Edinburgh made up of the cream from other choirs and led by an exceptionally talented Director of Music. The Order of Service is broadly set, with some scope for leeway, and there is a specific Original Order for 3-4 Sundays in the year.

The Chaplain is expected to lead every service, other than when on holiday or sick, when he or she should organise a stand-in. The Chaplain is expected to preach on an average of two Sundays each month and should aim to invite guest preachers for the remainder of the month if possible. It should be noted that Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.

It is extremely desirable that the Chaplain will have a strong empathy with the Armed Forces and the sacrifices of military service, together with a keen interest in engaging with the history of the Chapel. Expressions of Interest are invited from Ministers from the Reformed Churches and should be sent to the Chairman of Trustees, from whom a detailed Job Description will be forwarded, at the following address:

Professor H. A. Kerrigan QC,
20 Edinburgh Road,
Dalkeith, EH22 1JY.