Church welcomes funeral poverty plan

The Church of Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of a 10-point plan to tackle funeral poverty. The plan will create a funeral expense assistance benefit and a social innovation fund to help people in poverty cover funeral expenses, as well as creating opportunities for people to save for their funerals, according to the Read more about Church welcomes funeral poverty plan[…]

General Trustees Review

Introducing himself to Presbytery Clerks, Raymond Young, the new Chairman of the Church’s General Trustees, looks forward to developing “the key partnership that the Trustees have in supporting congregations” – with Presbyteries.  He says, “We are in a time of change. My predecessor, lain Douglas, has made it quite clear over the years that we agree with the Read more about General Trustees Review[…]

Elders for Session Moderators

This year’s General Assembly, called for the Mission & Discipleship Council (MDC) to produce (on behalf of the Legal Questions Committee) a training resource for use by Presbyteries in preparing Elders and Deacons to moderate their own Kirk Session. The resource can be found on the Church of Scotland website here: http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/resources/subjects/elders. Due to the stipulations Read more about Elders for Session Moderators[…]

Copyright and Data Protection matters

Jim Anderson, the Presbytery’s Data Protection Coordinator says that on the copyright issue it is important that any congregation issuing a newsletter is particularly careful with the publication of poems or articles written by a third party and photographs taken again by a third Party without getting agreement to publish. Also care must be taken Read more about Copyright and Data Protection matters[…]