Our new Rector

St Peter’s, Peebles, and St Andrew’s, Innerleithen, are looking for a new full time Rector. Please note that the closing date has now passed, and pray for God’s discernment as we prepare to interview those who have applied. For reference, we have left these details here until the process is completed.

  • Are you a collaborative leader seeking to work with faithful, enthusiastic and willing congregations?
  • Are you able to inspire people of all ages, from a wide range of traditions and theological perspectives?
  • Are you passionate about building bridges between churches and their communities, creating opportunities to demonstrate God’s love?

If so, then you might be the person God is calling to be our new Rector. We are two congregations only six miles apart in the beautiful Scottish Borders, and we are praying for a new Rector who will work together with us to:

  • Offer inspiring worship and thoughtful teaching to help us grow spiritually
  • Build both our churches through our ethos of generous, inclusive hospitality
  • Connect with our schools, local communities and other churches
  • Increase our confidence in sharing faith and drawing people to Jesus

We can offer:

  • A ministry team and two friendly congregations wanting to contribute and grow
  • A relaxed openness to different styles of worship and a willing choir
  • Two well-maintained church buildings and a large rectory in attractive Peebles
  • A Scottish Episcopal Church Clergy Standard Stipend.

The appointment is subject to a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record Disclosure (Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007). For more details or an informal conversation please contact the Very Reverend Frances Burberry (Dean of Edinburgh) at dean@dioceseofedinburgh.org or 0131 315 0404.

More information can be found in our Parish Profile (download here), and an application form may be downloaded here.

Closing Date: 21st October

Interview Date: 23rd November

Registered Charities No: SC002464 and SC022359