Vacancy: Provost of St John’s Cathedral, Oban

November 16, 2017

SCOTTISH EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Diocese of Argyll and The Isles

Provost of St John’s Cathedral, Oban

We are seeking an experienced priest who has a calling to serve God and His people in our beautiful area and historic Cathedral as Provost. This is an exciting opportunity to:

  • lead our congregation in reviewing its mission to our area as it enters the next phase of the Diocesan mission programme “From Membership to Discipleship”.
  • minister to two congregations, one based in the cathedral serving Oban and its rural hinterland (total population 15,000, growing to over 25,000 in the summer) and a small dependent congregation.
  • develop diocesan, provincial and civic links as part of the senior diocesan team, taking mission to town and Province.

The Rectory is a substantial 4-bedroomed Victorian house with outstanding views across the harbour and islands.

The priest must must have, or obtain, Enhanced Disclosure Scotland (Protection of Vulnerable Groups).

For informal conversation: contact the Bishop, Rt Rev Kevin Pearson Tel: 01631-570870; email: bishop@argyll.anglican.org

Profile and application form from Margaret Sime, Vestry Secretary. email: mmsime@aol.com; or our website: http://stjohnsoban.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 15th December, interviews 10th and 11th January 2018