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General Assembly approves revised ministry numbers

26 May 2021

The General Assembly has approved a "common sense" plan to reduce the number of full-time equivalent ministry posts to 600. Commissioners agreed a target for the Church to have no more than 60 charges vacant

Rev Dr Grant Barclay, convener of the Legal Questions Committee, delivers the report.

Kirk a step closer to blessing same-sex marriages

24 May 2021

The Church of Scotland is a step closer to allowing ministers of Word and Sacrament and deacons to marry same-sex couples if they wish. Commissioners at the General Assembly this afternoon approved draft legislation, with