Scottish Episcopal Church
Vice-Provost, St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow
Open, Inclusive, Welcoming
St Mary’s Cathedral seeks a priest to work alongside the Provost in a leadership post. This is a full time position. The standard stipend of the Scottish Episcopal Church is offered. Housing or a housing allowance will be provided by negotiation with the cathedral Vestry.
Sustaining recent growth
For a number of years, St Mary’s has experienced a sustained period of growth. A confident proclamation of the Christian Faith within a liberal catholic tradition has drawn together an increasingly diverse congregation. The successful candidate will enthusiastically embrace and promote the open, inclusive and welcoming ethos.
Working on the incorporation of new members
For many years, the congregations at St Mary’s have experienced quite a rapid turnover in membership. This is due to the Cathedral’s location in the vibrant West End of Glasgow and a context in which large academic institutions and hospitals are prominent. Therefore the successful candidate will have skills to support the integration of those finding a way into the congregations.
Recognising gifts and skills
St Mary’s is an immensely gifted congregation. The successful candidate will enjoy helping others to recognise and use their gifts and skills.
General pastoral, liturgical and strategic leadership work
St Mary’s is currently a congregation that is vibrant, musical, online, outward looking, diverse and an exciting place to worship and to work. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the day to day life of the congregation. This will include working closely with the Provost, working collaboratively with other clergy and working creatively with lay leaders. It is expected that the Provost and Vice Provost will negotiate taking a leading role in different aspects of the life of the cathedral according to their own gifts and strengths.
- The Vice Provost is a member of the Leadership Group of the cathedral which consists of the Provost, the Vice Provost and two Church Wardens.
- The Provost and Vice Provost share in leadership of the Vestry, including chairing Vestry meetings. The Vestry are the legal trustees of the congregation.
- The Vice Provost will be a Canon of the Cathedral and the appointment will be subject to the approval of the Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. Currently the Most Rev Mark Strange is the Acting Bishop of the Diocese.
More details about St Mary’s are available on the website – www.thecathedral.org.uk
More details about the Scottish Episcopal Church are available on the SEC website – www.scotland.anglican.org
More about the Provost on his blog: www.thurible.net
St Mary’s has an inclusive ethos and the congregation has been active in supporting the ordination of both men and women and recent changes to Scots Law and the Scottish Episcopal Church’s Code of Canons which allow clergy to marry same-sex couples.
To apply for this position, please fill in the application form which may be downloaded below. The sections of the form will expand to give more space if necessary.
Application Form: http://www.thecathedral.org.uk/ApplicationVP.doc
The completed application form should be sent to the Provost, the Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date – 1 July 2019