As part of the report of the Special Commission on the Effectiveness of the Presbyterian Form of Church Government May 2021, a seminar series is being launched. The sessions will involve an initial discussion with panel members and then an audience question and answer session. Two initial Seminars are being hosted online in April and May to which all are welcome to attend.

Details are as follows:

Seminar one: Is it true that our Presbyterian Governance systems hold us back, or is that just an excuse?

The current ways in which we make decisions Church Courts within our Presbyterian system and how these are being shaped for the future

Date: 26th April 2022

Timing:  17.30-18.45


Lead: Rev Dr George Whyte, Principal Clerk of the General Assembly

Panel: Laura Dunlop QC, Procurator to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and Rev Dr Grant Barclay, Interim Clerk, Presbytery of Glasgow

Seminar two: Leadership: What should leadership look like in a 21st century Presbyterian Church?

Shared Leadership is the foundation of Presbyterianism. As the Church seeks to navigate profound change there are calls for individuals to provide inspirational leadership. Are these two compatible? What might healthy leadership look like in a Presbyterian Church that is fully participating in God’s mission?

Date: 12th May 2022

Timing: 17.30-18.45


Facilitator: Very Rev Dr Martin Fair, Former Moderator of the General Assembly and Parish Minister

Lead: Rev Dr Neil Dougall, Parish Minister

Panel: Rev Sheila Mitchell, Parish Minister and Rev Dr Lynn McChlery, Parish Minister

Please forward these details to others who may wish to attend.