St John the Baptist Sharing Christ's love in Perth
The Very Reverend Graham Taylor

Our new Dean the Very Reverend Graham Taylor receiving his license from Bishop Ian at a simple ceremony with St John’s vestry present yesterday evening. There will be a more formal installation later in the year. There is a video of the licensing available to view on the church Facebook page.

News for St John’s and the Diocese

The message below was went out by Bishop Ian this afternoon.  Photos from the vestry will follow later.

New Dean of the Diocese

 I am very pleased to announce the appointment today of the Very Revd Graham Taylor as Dean of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane, in succession to the Very Revd Kenny Rathband, who retired on 31st August 2021.

 Graham continues to serve as Rector of St John the Baptist, Princes Street, Perth, where he has been since 2014, becoming a Canon of St Ninian’s Cathedral in 2019. Before coming to this Diocese, Graham served in several charges in the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, where he was ordained in 2001.

 The role of Dean is one of the most important in the life of any diocese. It includes support for the Bishop’s ministry; sharing in leadership of the Diocese with the Bishop and others; encouraging the clergy, lay ministers and vestries of the Diocese; and fulfilling the other duties specified in the Code of Canons.  Graham brings to this ministry his love of the Scottish Episcopal Church, his long experience of congregational ministry, his priority of pastoral care, and his warm sense of humour!

I am very glad that Graham accepted my invitation to become Dean, and I am looking forward very much to welcoming him as a colleague and adviser, and to helping him as he settles into this new ministry.

Graham will be Licensed as Dean at a short and simple service at St John the Baptist, Perth, today, 1st September 2021, with members of St John’s Vestry present. But he will also be Installed and welcomed, in the presence of many more people, at the full Diocesan service we intend to have at the Cathedral before Advent. At that service other Canons, appointed during lockdown, will also be installed, and we will be able to thank Kenny Rathband as retiring Dean.

Please welcome Graham, and pray for him as he becomes Dean of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

+Ian St Andrews

1st September, 2021

Live YouTube link for 10.30am worship on Sunday 29th August

The whole of Scotland moved to a low level of Covid 19 restrictions on Monday 9th August meaning we can welcome all who wish to join us for worship thus we look forward to greeting you for Sunday morning services.  To safeguard us the Scottish Government requires us to continue to wear face coverings but over the last couple of months most of us have enjoyed singing the hymns despite this restriction.

We continue with live streaming the 10.30am service on Sunday mornings which generally works well but on occasion there are issues with our technology and we hope you will bear with us should this be the case.  The live streaming link for the 10.30 am service Sunday 29th August should be available here shortly before worship commences: https://youtu.be/sw22P4EmpYA

YouTube link for St John’s 10.30am service 22nd August

The whole of Scotland moved to a low level of Covid 19 restrictions on Monday 9th August meaning we can welcome all who wish to join us for worship thus we look forward to greeting you for Sunday morning services.  To safeguard us the Scottish Government requires us to continue to wear face coverings but over the last couple of months most of us have enjoyed singing the hymns despite this restriction.

We continue with live streaming the 10.30am service on Sunday mornings which generally works well but on occasion there are issues with our technology and we hope you will bear with us should this be the case.  The live streaming link for the 10.30 am service Sunday 22nd August should be available here shortly before worship commences: https://youtu.be/sZKDHtM4qfg

Job Vacancy – Administrator

Administrator Vacancy

Organisation:         St John’s Episcopal Church Perth

Salary:                    £11.50 per hour

Hours:                   10 hours per week (flexible, preferred over 3 days)

Location:               St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, Perth, PH2 8LJ

Role:

St John’s Episcopal Church are seeking to appoint an Administrator to provide comprehensive administrative support to enable the smooth running of Church communications and processes.

To Apply:

Please send a CV and brief cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to

Closing Date:                       5pm, 27th August 2021

Proposed Interview Date:    8th/9th September 2021

Job Description

Role:              Administrator (part time, 10hrs per week)

Location:       St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, Perth

Reports to:    The Rector

 Purpose of Role

The Church Administrator will provide comprehensive administrative support to the Rector enabling the smooth running of administrative and financial processes.

Key Responsibilities

·        Dealing with all correspondence efficiently and appropriately whether by email, phone or letter.

·        Manging the booking process for rooms within the church and the invoicing of charges to external users

·        Producing the weekly service sheet

·        Producing the bi-monthly church magazine

·        Producing ad hoc publicity and communication materials for services and events

·        Updating the church website (WordPress) and social media accounts

·        Ordering of consumables for the office

·        Maintaining congregational records, including key holders

·        Processing of invoices and making payments

·        Supporting the Rector with ad hoc administrative tasks as required

Person Specification

Essential

Desirable

Experience in Administration roles

 

Organised and able to work on own initiative

 

An empathy for and understanding of the work of the Church

Previous experience of dealing with confidential information and a working knowledge of GDPR

Experience of maintaining websites

Experience of managing social media accounts

Experience of managing payments

 

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Experience of producing publicity/marketing communications

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Confident telephone manner

Has current permission to work in the UK

 

YouTube link for St John’s Perth 10.30am service on Sunday 15th August

The whole of Scotland moved to a low level of Covid 19 restrictions on Monday 9th August meaning we can welcome all who wish to join us for worship thus we look forward to greeting you for Sunday morning services.  To safeguard us the Scottish Government requires us to continue to wear face coverings but over the last couple of months most of us have enjoyed singing the hymns despite this restriction.

We continue with live streaming the 10.30am service on Sunday mornings which generally works well but on occasion there are issues with our technology and we hope you will bear with us should this be the case.  The live streaming link for the 10.30 am service Sunday 15th August should be available here shortly before worship commences: https://youtu.be/DL-Mgsy2vnI

Job Vacancy – Administrator

Administrator Vacancy

Organisation:         St John’s Episcopal Church Perth

Salary:                    £11.50 per hour

Hours:                   10 hours per week (flexible, preferred over 3 days)

Location:               St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, Perth, PH2 8LJ

Role:

St John’s Episcopal Church are seeking to appoint an Administrator to provide comprehensive administrative support to enable the smooth running of Church communications and processes.

To Apply:

Please send a CV and brief cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to

Closing Date:                       5pm, 27th August 2021

Proposed Interview Date:    8th/9th September 2021

Job Description

Role:              Administrator (part time, 10hrs per week)

Location:       St John’s Episcopal Church, Princes Street, Perth

Reports to:    The Rector

 Purpose of Role

The Church Administrator will provide comprehensive administrative support to the Rector enabling the smooth running of administrative and financial processes.

Key Responsibilities

·        Dealing with all correspondence efficiently and appropriately whether by email, phone or letter.

·        Manging the booking process for rooms within the church and the invoicing of charges to external users

·        Producing the weekly service sheet

·        Producing the bi-monthly church magazine

·        Producing ad hoc publicity and communication materials for services and events

·        Updating the church website (WordPress) and social media accounts

·        Ordering of consumables for the office

·        Maintaining congregational records, including key holders

·        Processing of invoices and making payments

·        Supporting the Rector with ad hoc administrative tasks as required

Person Specification

Essential

Desirable

Experience in Administration roles

 

Organised and able to work on own initiative

 

An empathy for and understanding of the work of the Church

Previous experience of dealing with confidential information and a working knowledge of GDPR

Experience of maintaining websites

Experience of managing social media accounts

Experience of managing payments

 

Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Experience of producing publicity/marketing communications

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Confident telephone manner

Has current permission to work in the UK

 

 

Restrictions update and YouTube link for 10.30am service Sunday 8th August

The whole of Scotland moves to a low level of Covid 19 restrictions on Monday 9th August meaning that thereafter we can welcome all who wish to join us for worship thus we look forward to greeting you for Sunday morning services.  To safeguard us the Scottish Government requires us to continue to wear face coverings but over the last couple of months most of us have enjoyed singing the hymns despite this restriction.

We continue with live streaming the 10.30am service on Sunday mornings which generally works well but on occasion there are issues with our technology and we hope you will bear with us should this be the case.  The live streaming link for the 10.30 am service Sunday 8th August should be available here shortly before worship commences: https://youtu.be/PZhxSfNnEvk

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