What We Do

 

Structure, Governance and Management

Governing Document

The Presbytery is administered in accordance with the Acts and Regulations of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

 

Recruitment and Appointment of Members

All Ministers inducted to charges within the bounds of the Presbytery become members of the Presbytery on their induction.   Other ordained ministers living within the Presbytery or having been living or serving within the Presbytery may become a member.   Each congregation nominates a Representative Elder to the Presbytery and in addition equalising elders are appointed by the Presbytery chosen because of the experience and skills which they have.

 

Organisational Structure

The Presbytery is chaired by the Moderator, who is appointed annually,  and meets a minimum of 5 times in a year.   The work of Presbytery is remitted to one or other of the Standing Committees for consideration before decisions are taken by Presbytery.   Certain powers are delegated.   The Standing Committees are Business, Church and Society, Fabric and Finance, Ministries, Mission and Discipleship, Vacancy Procedure.   These better reflect the Committee Structure of the National Church.

 

Objectives and Activities

The Church of Scotland is Trinitarian in doctrine, Reformed in tradition and Presbyterian in polity.   It exists to glorify God and to work for the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom throughout the world.   As a national Church, it acknowledges a distinctive call and duty to bring the ordinances of religion to the people in every parish of Scotland through a territorial ministry.   It co-operates with other Churches in various ecumenical bodies in Scotland and beyond. The essential role of the Presbytery is to oversee the work of the Church within its bounds.   This is affected by the supervision of congregations in the local church review process, the implementation of the Presbytery Plan and the pastoral care of the ministerial members of Presbytery.