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Kirk Session

Kirk Session

The Kirk Session consists of elected members and the Minister (Moderator). The minister governs the congregation with the assistance and co-operation of the ruling elders. They, as a Court of the Church, meet in the Kirk Session and are responsible for the spiritual oversight of the congregation.

An Elder, should have "gifts of government", and "to own and believe the Holy Scriptures to be the only infallible rule of Faith and practice". They are also required to show to the congregation and community Christ’s will and way in their commitment and witness to Him.

Each elder is appointed to the oversight of a district.

The elders have much to do with the Communion service, in helping the minister to distribute the bread and wine, as they "being the arms and hands of the pastor, after he hath consecrated the sacramental elements."

Session Clerk

Mrs Maureen Walker

Tel 01389 841782

Kirk session working groups - remits

Worship Group

  • To liaise with the minister in preparing calendars of Services and bring proposals to the Kirk Session for approval.
  • To be responsible for all the arrangements for Holy Communion and any other special Services.
  • To consult with the Minister about the style and content of Services and the involvement of the congregation.
  • To be available for consultation on the music or other particular aspects of worship.

Education Group

  • To keep in touch with congregational agencies of Christian education for children, youth and adults; and act as required to ensure that staffing, educational resources and funding are adequate.
  • To keep under review the effectiveness of these agencies and bring forward to the Kirk Session proposals for any new developments.
  • To act in consultation with the elders appointed to the relevant organisations and meet with their leaders on a regular basis for joint planning.
  • To ensure that as far as possible the congregation is informed and involved in Christian education.

Mission Group

  • To be responsible for arrangements for contacting newcomers and welcoming and involving them in the congregation.
  • To bring forward to the Kirk Session proposals for the Church's outreach to the community, and to be responsible for organising particular outreach projects.
  • To be responsible for the organising Christian Aid Week activities and other similar initiatives involving the community.
  • To seek to inform the congregation about the whole mission of the Church in society and in the world.

Social Group

  • To be available to help with welcoming visitors and with social aspects of special events.
  • To liaise as required with any other congregational groups arranging social events.



Daily bible verse

And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.

—1 Thessalonians 2:13 (NIV)

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Our minister

Our minister is the Reverend Margaret McArthur.

You can call her on 01389 849329

Email her: Minister