Vacancy: House for Duty Priest, Saint Ninian’s Church, Glen Urquhart

January 10, 2020

Scottish Episcopal Church
Diocese Of Moray, Ross And Caithness

Saint Ninian’s Church, Glen Urquhart is seeking a Priest-in-charge with house-for-duty, utilities, expenses and fishing.

Applications are invited for the post of Priest for Saint Ninian’s Scottish Episcopal Church, Glen Urquhart.

St. Ninian’s is an exquisite small church, on the shores of Loch Meikle in a pretty Highland glen between exciting Loch Ness and beautiful Glen Affric. The vibrant growing city of Inverness is under 20 miles away. The church, established in 1853, was the first designed by Alexander Ross, architect of Inverness Cathedral. It has been newly renovated and is at the centre of an extensive parish comprising several scattered communities and villages including Drumnadrochit on Loch Ness and Cannich, gateway to Glen Affric. The regular congregation is not large but is increased during the summer months by second home owners and tourists. It seeks to be as active as possible in providing a friendly, welcoming place of worship and bearing witness to our faith within the community.

We are looking for a priest:

  • to work Sundays and two days (equivalent) per week;
  • to maintain and develop links within the community (schools, care centre);
  • to consolidate and expand co-operation with other churches in the area;
  • to help members of the congregation to develop the role of the laity in worship and in outreach;
  • to inspire us and explore with us ways in which our church can fulfil its mission to glorify God and do His work.

We offer our priest our enthusiastic co-operation. We also offer accommodation in the form of a charming stone built cottage (two bedrooms, two bathrooms, two reception rooms) in the village of Milton, beside Drumnadrochit. Utility bills and reasonable expenses are also paid.

The priest must have, or obtain, Enhanced Disclosure Scotland (Protection of Vulnerable Groups). Enthusiasm for living in a quiet rural parish and becoming part of a country community is important. The role would not preclude the applicant taking up other local part-time remunerated activity or employment. Own transport is also essential.

Interested parties are encouraged to visit St Ninian’s and meet members of the church, accommodation can be arranged.
Contact the Vestry Secretary for further information, parish profile and to apply for the post via the Diocesan Office –

Vestry Secretary Mrs Gill Austen 07717671708