Kirk Session Structure

The Kirk Session of 62 active elders follow the unitary constitution.  In 2014 we undertook a significant review of our structure to ensure it reflected the needs and ambitions of Session, members and our community.  The resultant Committees were established in 2015 with the following remits: –


Core Group (Management Group)
Session’s Core Group consists of the Minister, Session Clerk, Treasurer and representatives from each of our Sub-Groups/Committees. Core Group are accountable to Session and have the following responsibilities.
Kirk Session Meetings Agenda Committees Coordination Delegated decision making powers as assigned by Session

Worship & Mission

Supporting the minister on matters pertaining to worship services, content and music including the involvement of our own Praise Bad. The group also have responsibility for outreach initiatives and pastoral care with a specific focus on those members in hospital and full time care.
Pastoral Care Services Content & Music Services Calendar Outreach Church Organisations Liaison & care Youth Council & Youth Group coordination Prayer Group New Members Approach Introduction / Welcome and on-going support


Finance & Stewardship
All our financial management activities, stewardship programme, fundraising initiatives as well as our Social Committee programme are provided by this team under the leadership of our church Treasurer.
Freewill Offering Deed of Covenant / Gift Aid / Special Appeals Budget Planning & Finance Operations Stewarship Campaign Management (3 year Cycle) Fundraising / Social Committee
Districs & Visits
Responsible to Session for all matters relating to our Districts and pastoral care support by Elders and Visitors to the households and membersip of the family of St. John’s This also includes our Rollkeeper and education and training programmes for elders & visitors.
Districts number, size & coverage (Elders & Visitors) RollKeeper Elders Education & Training Mentoring & Coaching of Elders Pastoral Support


Buildings & Strategy
management of all church buildings, sanctuary, halls and manse including all maintenance & repairs and our on going Clock Tower developement programme.
Facilities Management Maintenance & Repairs External Agencies Liaison Halls Bookings Buildings Strategy (including current church tower repairs and enhancements)


Responsible for all matters pertaining to church publications, Sound & Projection of services, management of church website, Facebook page and other social media as well as church office operations.
Projection & Sound Systems Church Notes & Noticeboards Orders of Service & Intimations Church Website / Facebook & Social Media Publicity Life & Work Coordinator Church Office / Secretary

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