General Assembly 2018

The Church of Scotland held its annual General Assembly from 19-25 May 2018 at the General Assembly Hall on the Mound in Edinburgh.

More than 730 commissioners from congregations across Scotland and beyond came together to take part in the event, a unique mix of debate, tradition and worship

Over the course of the week they were joined by more than 150 people from associated partners and other organisations who work with the Church. The public gallery was open each day for any members of the public interested in observing the proceedings.

This year the General Assembly celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the ordination of women to the ministry of word and sacrament.

The theme for this year's General Assembly and for the Heart and Soul festival was 'Peace be with you'.

General Assembly website

A dedicated General Assembly website has been designed and launched for General Assembly 2018. This new website features all that was previously available (including the content) featured in the now discontinued App.

Lord High Commissioner

Each year HM The Queen appoints a Lord High Commissioner as her representative to the General Assembly, unless she attends in person. This year, Her Majesty has appointed His Grace Richard Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, KBE, DL, FSA, FRSE.