All around Scotland, wherever you see a Scottish Episcopal Church, you will find this sign of our hope and promise; “You are welcome.” Whoever you are, where ever you come from, there is a place for you here.

We are a diverse congregation, committed to growing in faith in Jesus and living for God, making a positive difference in our local community and the wider world.

Some of our members have grown up in the Church and in Dunblane while others have visited and stayed with us because they have felt welcome and found a spiritual home.

We value people of all ages and backgrounds, and we seek to shape our events and services so that everyone can join in the social and worship life of our church. This is a creative process which encourages us to find new ways to express diversity in community: drawing people together, without pretending that everyone is the same.

Rev Nerys Brown, Rector of St Mary’s Dunblane

We have adapted our Sunday services during the COVID-19 pandemic and currently have a Service of the Word at 10:30am and a more reflective evening service at 8pm. Activity bags are available for children during the morning service. Please contact Sue at services @ stmarysdunblane.org if you would like to attend a service – you will be made most welcome.

Our church porch is open with resources available during the day.

There is a loop system in the church for those with hearing aids, and wheelchair access to both the church and the hall.

St Mary’s on Facebook

Our friends at Appletree Community are recruiting. Please SHARE.Do you, or somebody you know, seek a meaningful vocation?
Our partner organisation, Scottish Autism, funded by P&KC local authority, is recruiting for the key role of Autism Practitioner:

Tayside Area Services – based near Auchterarder
£18,879 - £19,932
1 x Full Time Position (37 hours per week)
Reference: SA/966
Driver Licence Essential

“Scottish Autism is an agile organisation which is responsive and adapts well to changing environments” Staff member, Tayside Area Services

Come join our team and you can support autistic adults to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Scottish Autism’s Values include:

Collaboration – we work with others and value their opinions
Compassion – we work with each other and our service users with care and kindness
Change Makers – we never stand still, we move positively forward always focussed on quality and being the best
Contribution – we love what we do, we never lose sight of our purpose and the difference we make in society

We encourage and welcome applications from people with lived experience of autism.

Our Service:

The posts will be based within our new and exciting Appletree Housing Support Service, near Auchterarder, which will initially support 2 Autistic adults moving into their own home.
The vision of Appletree Community is of a small long-term residential community, staffed by committed, highly-motivated and creative individuals, in a semi-rural setting, to enhance the lives of its unique individual residents, their families, and those who care for them. Those receiving support will benefit from the highly specialised care they require, while still enjoying relationships with their families and the wider community. Located in a converted steading with its own enclosed courtyard, the environment is adaptive for satisfying lives, cultural, artistic and spiritual practices, indoors and outdoors, offering links with wider community for the benefit of all and inspiring others.

The Autism Practitioner, supported by the Senior Autism Practitioner, will be a key figure in ensuring that the transition to the individual’s new home is successful. The Autism Practitioner will ensure that appropriate personalised support plans and risk assessments are in place and lead on their implementation and maximise the potential of each individual. The role is a key working role and the successful candidates should have the skills to engage with, understand and advocate for the individual they support. An ability to forward plan, react dynamically to situations and connect with the individuals in a way which meets their needs is essential. The ability to support the team of Support Workers in their understanding and support of each individual will be critical.

You will support and work in partnership with the autistic adult, their family, the wider Support Worker team, health professionals and other stakeholders to ensure the autistic adults’ life goals and aspirations are at the centre of their support.

On a day to day basis, Autism Practitioners enable autistic people to take part in their chosen activities and enable them to make the decisions that matter to them. Required support may include personal care, promoting independence and active citizenship, community inclusion and being part of the Appletree Community as well as the wider community, support with household chores etc. You can also expect to be out and about supporting autistic adults to access their communities and to take part in activities of their choice, which is great fun for all.

Scottish Autism has undergone digital transformation which is making our way of working smarter and allowing more time to be focussed on supporting individuals. Our training is second to none and as the organisation plans to move to a new way of working which focusses on enabling and empowering practitioners to have more autonomy of their day support role, making teams more autonomous while continuing to work in partnership with supported people and families. It is an exciting time to join Scottish Autism as we adopt the coaching and mentoring model of support with supported people at the centre of everything we do.

“Fellow colleagues and management are supportive” Staff member, Tayside Area Services

“The training is excellent” Staff member, Tayside Area Services

Scottish Autism offers you:

32 days holiday (which increases with your length of service)
Sector leading training from day one, including fully funded support to complete your necessary SVQ
Non-contributory life assurance scheme
Workplace Pension

These posts are subject to a PVG Disclosure check.

Please note all new employees must register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of starting in post.

Closing Date: Sunday 6th December 2020
Interview Date: Wednesday 9th December 2020

Valuing diversity and promoting equal opportunities is at the heart of our vision, mission and values.
Registered charity number is SC0090
... See MoreSee Less

Posted 9 hours ago  ·  

View on Facebook

Walk the Advent Spiral. An event for families with children in the grounds of St Mary’s. Book an hour’s slot, 5 or 6 p.m. from 12th to 24th December (if we're out of Lockdown). Invite another household (total of 6 adults and any number of children under 12). In addition to walking the spiral you can follow the Nativity Trail around the grounds (with QR codes), collect your knitted angel from the porch, place a bauble on our Christmas tree. Bring your own hot drinks, snacks blankets, torches and a smart phone. There will be sheltered seating. The event will be covid-secure but done at your own risk. Donations to St Mary's Advent Appeal for Aberlour Childcare Trust.
To book, send us a message with your preferred evening and time or email us on events@stmarysdunblane.org.
... See MoreSee Less

Posted 1 day ago  ·  

View on Facebook