Priest in Charge for the Heartland Group

Scottish Episcopal Church

United Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway
The Heartland Group – St Mary the Virgin, Port Glasgow, St Fillan’s, Kilmacolm & St Mary’s, Bridge of Weir

Is God calling you to serve in Renfrewshire in the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway?

Wanted a missionally passionate and prayerful pastor 
Priest-in-Charge post funded for three years

extendable if considered to be successful at 2.5-year review

These recently-merged charges form a single incumbency with one vestry. This is the result of many years working more closely together and sharing spiritual and material leadership. The charge now seeks a priest to lead them into the next chapter of ministry and mission in these three distinct settings: town and country settings, close-knit communities within a 10-mile radius of each other.

  • Do you have a passionate faith committed to bringing the Gospel’s message of Jesus Christ to build the congregations and strengthen links within the wider community? 
  • Do you feel an excitement for leading the churches in a new chapter of mission and ministry? 
  • Do you delight in seeing God at work amongst people in all age groups? 
  • Do you enjoy working with trained lay people and encouraging lay participation in the life of the church?
  • Are you comfortable with Scottish Episcopal liturgies in our inclusive ethos?
  • Do you have a good sense of humour?

We offer:

  • three different settings, each with its own distinctive expressions of faithfulness;
  • a Rectory house in Port Glasgow with outstanding views over the River Clyde;
  • a Diocese which is open and outward-looking as a church seeking to develop its relationships with charge communities for mission and ministry;
  • the opportunity to develop the charge and establish it once again as a Rectoral Incumbency.
Find out more

Bishop’s Welcome Letter
Dean’s Introduction
Application Form

Congregational Profiles
St Mary’s, Port Glasgow;
St Fillan’s, Kilmacolm;
St Mary’s, Bridge of Weir.

Video Profiles
St Mary’s, Port Glasgow;
St Fillan’s, Kilmacolm;
St Mary’s, Bridge of Weir.

Applicants must be an ordained member of the Anglican Communion or in a denomination in full communion with the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Informal conversations welcomed:

Enhanced disclosure will be required.

Closing date: 12noon on Friday 16 February 2024
First Zoom interview: to be confirmed.