Residential Synod Weekend – Sunday Morning

A celebration of Holy Communion was led by the Moderator. Presentation to Leslie Morrison On behalf of the Synod the Moderator give thanks to Revd Leslie Morrison and a gift to mark Leslie’s retirement as a Minister of Word and Sacrament. Leslie continues as convenor of Finance and Property Committee.           […]

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Residential Synod Meeting Saturday Afternoon Session Two

After tea and coffee a meeting of the ministers (Active, Retired, Interim Moderators’) present was held The future of the Synod Team The Meeting was updated on the work being carried out in this area (Appendix 1 PPS Report) including within the areas of Children and Young People and Education and Learning Presentation Stewart Cutler, […]

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Residential Synod Meeting Saturday Afternoon First Session

Synod Meeting reconvened after lunch Women’s Union Synod Meeting was updated on the work of the Women’s Union Synod Meeting then closed at 2:15pm and convened as the Scottish United Reformed & Congregational College Annual Meeting where the annual report and accounts were received. The chair informed meeting of the pending retirement of the college […]

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Residential Synod Meeting Saturday Morning Session Two

After coffee break Synod Meeting moved into workshops. Four workshops were available, repeated once to allow representatives from Churches to attend each one between them. Workshops Holy Habits – everyday wear for regular disciples. Led by Francis Brienen Interfaith – Building Interfaith Relations and Safer Communities in Scotland. Led by Chief Inspector Shaheen Baber Refugees, […]

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Residential Synod Meeting – Saturday Morning

Business this morning included receiving committee reports from: Policy Planning and Strategy This report was received.  Finance and Property This report was received. The following resolution was passed: The National Synod of Scotland meeting in Tulliallan aspires to raise through church contributions to the work of the Synod the sum of £33,000 as outlined in […]

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Synod Residential Meeting – Friday Evening

National Synod of Scotland spring meeting was constituted by the Moderator who led us in worship. This included welcoming new members to Synod Meeting, new ministers and elders, marking ministers with significant anniversaries and welcoming ecumenical guests. Our new Synod Clerk – Mr Bill Robson – was commissioned. Resolutions referred to Synod by General Assembly […]

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Induction Revd Lindsey Sanderson

On Sunday 19th February Revd Lindsey Sanderson was inducted to the newly formed East Kilbride and Hamilton Joint Pastorare at a service in Hamilton United Reformed Church which was led by Synod Moderator Revd Dr David Pickering.

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Past Case Review: Second Phase

The United Reformed Church launched the second phase of its past case review on 4th October, where the public were invited to formally raise concerns about the behaviour or conduct of anyone affiliated with the URC since its formation in 1972. The first phase, which ran from September 2015 to May 2016, involved reviewing all […]

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