The Scottish Federation of Organists


Due to the present Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis it is obviously impossible to predict what the situation for church organist appointments will be in the future.  Meantime, congregations and others are welcome to contact us on publications@scotsorgan



Scottish Charity Number SC039655

The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, EH8 9BX is seeking to appoint a new Director of Music and Organist to implement and develop the music ministry that enhances our times of worship.

Our small, voluntary choir contributes to Sunday morning worship and rehearses on Thursday evenings and prior to Sunday worship. Our huge library of choral music of varied genres has been catalogued.

The 4-manual Mixtuur Virtual Pipe Organ was installed in 2016 and is supplemented by a grand piano and an upright piano.

The person appointed will be responsible for playing for Sunday morning services, occasional 'special' services, Thursday evening choir practices, and continuing the musical tradition at major Christian festivals, which may include bringing together other musicians, instrumentalists and soloists.

Salary: 7233 per annum..

Hours: 10 per week (on average - actual hours may vary from week to week)

For further information and an application form please email or telephone 0131 445 3993.

You can also find out more about City of Edinburgh Methodist Church on our website:

A closing date for applications and an anticipated interview date will be set in due course after the COVID-19 lockdown.


Stonehaven, Fetteresso Parish Church

Fetteresso Parish Church seeks to appoint an Organist and Choirmaster and invites applications.

Fetteresso is a church with a strong tradition of music at the heart of its worship.  The normal pre-COVID Sunday morning congregation (150 plus) sings with great enthusiasm, lead primarily by its organist and 4-part choir, its various instrumentalists and vocalists, and praise band.  With the imminent retirement after 45 years of our current organist and choirmaster, we are seeking to appoint a friendly and enthusiastic musician to play the organ, piano and keyboard at our Sunday morning service and lead our multi-voice choir.  When available, the organist would also play at weddings, funerals and additional services.  The 2 manual (plus pedalboard) organ is a Willis (1875) and is well maintained.

The person appointed will be responsible for continuing the musical tradition at Fetteresso Church, which may include bringing together other musicians, instrumentalists and soloists.  The Job Description and other details may be viewed by clicking here and application details may be viewed by clicking here.

Closing date for applications Friday 14th August 2020.

Further information can be obtained from:
our website at
Andrew Boggon (Staffing Convener) or Ailsa in the Church Office on 01569 767689 or


Page updated 3rd August 2020