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Congregational Board

Where a congregation operates under the Model Constitution, there is a Congregational Board which is responsible for the financial and property interests of the congregation.

Membership

Those who constitute the membership of a Congregational Board are the inducted minister or ministers of the charge, any associate minister or ordained assistant minister or member of the Diaconate, the latter if appointed to serve with the congregation; also all the elders, and a number of communicant members eighteen years of age or over elected by the congregation and usually serve a term of 3 years after being sworn in at the Annual Stated Meeting (ASM) thereafter they can choose to stand for re-election or stand down.

The number of elected members shall be decided by the congregation but shall not exceed the number of elders. Where a congregation has fewer than six elders, the Presbytery can authorise the appointment of up to six elected members.

Meetings are usually held every 6-8 weeks with a short summer recess

The Clerk’s role is to prepare for Board meetings, work with the chairperson on the agenda, ensure that an accurate minute is taken, and follow up appropriate communications. While the formal task is that of minute clerk and record keeper, the person appointed should keep up to date with good practice in terms of caring for church buildings and accounting for church monies.

The Clerk to the Board is Mrs Flora Shields and can be contacted by email at florashields@yahoo.co.uk

Finance Team:

Treasurer: Situation currently vacant

Mrs Susan Gowans: Gift Aid Co-ordinator

Mrs Jean Christie: Accounts / Signatory

Mrs Ailsa Macdonald: Additional Signatory

Property:

Mrs Ailsa Macdonald: Health and Safety Co-ordinator / Inspection of Records

Property Inspection: Mrs Gillian Bailey

Property Convener: Mr Mark Ashmole Acting position

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