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Edictal intimation of Kirk Session meeting to be read out to congregation – section 3(6)
To be read on two Sundays – Sunday 2nd and 9th May 2021
This is intimation that a meeting of the Kirk Session of this congregation is to be held online via Zoom on 12th May 2021 at 7.30 pm. In recognition of the diversity of views within the Church about the historic and current doctrine and practice of the Church in relation to human sexuality and in the interests of the peace and unity of the Church, departure from the practice of the Church in relation to human sexuality is permitted in certain circumstances.
The purpose of the Kirk Session meeting just intimated will be for the Kirk Session to decide whether to depart from the Church’s practice in relation to human sexuality in order for applications for the current vacancy to be considered from, amongst others, individuals who are in a civil partnership or a same sex marriage.
In terms of the process for a decision to depart contained in the Ministers and Deacons in Civil Partnerships and Same Sex Marriages Act (Act I, 2015), this will be a second meeting of the Kirk Session on this matter. The vote at the second meeting will decide whether or not the decision is made to depart. Any vote on this matter must achieve a majority of those present and entitled to vote in order to take effect.
Rev. Derek R Henderson, Interim Moderator
Church re-opening update
Bridge Newsletter Edition 8
Although we still can't worship together, we want to keep in touch with you. Edition 8 of the Bridge Newsletter (our Easter edition) is available now! You can download it from the News and Events tab above.
Wednesday Lunchtime Services
Our Wednesday lunchtime Zoom service is at 12 noon. If you would like to join us, please call David McWilliams on: 07468 481281 for the codes.
Sunday evening Zoom service