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St Andrew’s Lhanbryd & Urquhart Parish Church (SALU) became vacant after the sad and untimely death of our minister Rev Dr Breda Ludik in Sept 2023. 

SALU is a rural church mid-way between Inverness and Aberdeen and 3 miles east of Elgin.  SALU is a result of the successful union of two churches in 1988 – St Andrew’s Lhanbryd and Urquhart. We are one congregation with one Kirk Session and NE and Northern Isles Presbytery has determined that this is an unrestricted call.

It is important that our new minister relishes the challenge of supporting us in this next stage of SALU’s history and be willing to be collegiate, flexible, adaptable, creative and forward-looking to help us show how God’s word is relevant and life-giving to 21st century lives in this part of the NE of Scotland. 
  • The Presbytery Mission Plan has given SALU an exciting and unique opportunity.
    We are one church family who are moving home from our present buildings to a new village-based location.
  • We are excited about discovering the new worship place in Lhanbryde which God is now
    calling us to.
  • We are looking for someone to help lead us in establishing and evolving this new
    worshipping community.
  • We already have a Project Group working on evaluating options and aim to appoint a Project Manager in due course.

Interim moderator Rev Wiekus van Straaten
St Rufus Manse,
Church Road,
AB55 5BR
Tel: 01542 882 799

Applications and recommendations should be made to:
Christine Watkins
Clerk to the Nominating Committee

SALU Parish Profile

SALU Parish Profile as a flip book

Closing date 15th July 2024