Vacancy: Provost, St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth 

April 3, 2024

Registered Scottish Charity SC010656

St Ninian’s Cathedral, at the heart of the city of Perth and the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, is seeking a new Provost who will build on the Cathedral’s strengths and enable further growth. The congregation is friendly, welcoming and inclusive, and proud of the Cathedral’s Anglo Catholic worship and choral and musical tradition.

We are praying for a Provost who will

  • preach, teach and inspire us
  • be a sympathetic communicator who listens and offers wise counsel
  • while respecting our traditions in worship and music, be able to develop the liturgy
  • lead and support the realisation of the principal goals of the Cathedral’s five year plan – namely growing and nurturing the congregation, maximising the potential of the Cathedral building, and moving towards Net Zero
  • be a senior priest of the Diocese, who works closely with colleagues and with the Bishop

We offer

  • a welcoming, diverse and growing congregation
  • a cohesive Vestry which finds solutions to problems
  • a modern eco friendly house and support to settle-in
  • a Diocese with a strong identity and a commitment to work together

Appointment subject to PVG Safeguarding Record Disclosure (Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007)

A Cathedral Profile and application form can be downloaded below.

If you would like to discuss the role further, you can arrange an informal conversation with the Bishop of St Andrews, the Right Revd Ian Paton, via bishop@standrews.anglican.org, or the Dean of St Andrews, the Very Revd Graham Taylor, via dean@standrews.anglican.org.

To apply, please complete the application form and send with C.V. to:

The Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
Diocesan Office,
28a Balhousie Street
Perth PH1 5HJ

or bishopsec@standrews.anglican.org

The closing date for applications is Monday 29th April, 2024.
The interviews for those who are shortlisted will take place on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May, in Perth. Please keep both days clear.