Personnel, Structure & Support

We have operated under the Unitary Constitution since 2009 and the structure consists of the following committees:

  • Fabric and Property
  • Finance
  • Community Contact
  • Worship and Pastoral Care
  • Youth
  • Celebrations
  • Safeguarding

Each of these committees have members who are not members of the Kirk Session, and indeed some who are adherents of the congregation.

The Kirk Session membership is 40 (as at February 2018). Of the 40, 5 are regarded as ‘retired’ and although they have no allocated duties some still attend Kirk Session meetings.

The gender split of the active elders is 21 female, 14 male.

The only employees are the organist and a cleaner. All the required administration is undertaken on a voluntary basis by members, such as a team who produce our newsletter, ‘The Kirk News’, 8 or 9 times a year and which is distributed to each home in the congregation. The Minister will not be expected to undertake any congregational administration. We endeavour to care for our Minister and their family with love, respect, compassion, grace and all practical aspects. The Presbytery has Chaplains to support all Ministers.