Ministries resources

These resources are provided for those involved in the ministries of the Church.

Postgraduate Study

There are courses currently on offer at Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The American Memorial Chapel Travel Grant

This is a grant available to members of the clergy of all denominations to fund travel to the United States. Travel might be undertaken to complete some research, gain some practical experience or share ideas and make useful contacts. The criteria are quite general and the panel is simply looking for applicants with projects that will make an impact. The grant is being administered by Ripon College Cuddesdon and the following link takes you to their website where there is information about the grant and an application can be downloaded. There are some difficulties with the website at present. Documents below explain the process of application.

Study leave

For Study Leave, please visit the Ascend website.

Please note that the forms available on Ascend replace those previously available here. From 1st October, the old forms will not be accepted. This includes the Pulpit Supply form; if you are planning to take Study Leave, please inform your church’s Treasurer about the new forms as they may have old copies saved on file.

If you have queries regarding study leave, email

Candidates, probationers and supervisors

You can download handbooks and reporting forms for candidates and probationers in a range of ministries of the Church of Scotland.


Reporting forms

OLM: probationers

Candidate and Probationer Reporting Forms

Full-time Word and Sacrament portfolio


Ordained local ministry


Interim Moderators and Nominating Committees

Information for interim Moderators and nominating committees appointed to assist in filling a vacant charge.

Locum Appointments

Manse condition schedule

The manse condition schedule, along with guidelines and regulations for manses, is for assisting congregations in keeping up to date with the maintenance and repair of manses. More information about manses is in our Building and property resources.


The handbook for those training for the ministry of readership includes information on the role of readers, training for the role and presbytery responsibilities.

Ordained Local Minister Review Template Form and  Guidelines

Interim Ministries