About Support

Our Support Team offers a range of supportive opportunities and services to Church of Scotland ministers.

We can offer one-to-one engagement which can then lead to a variety of ascend provisions, as well as occupational health advice and ill health and absence management.  We work with a variety of partners to offer the best support, depending on the personal circumstances, and you can be assured of confidentiality in approaching us.

We can also offer information and advice relevant to transitions in ministry, as well as retirement planning.  Please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Support for those in ministry takes many forms and each has its own particular focus

Pastoral supervision focuses on a person’s work or ministry and enables them to give the very best of themselves to those they serve.

Counselling focuses on difficulties a person may be experiencing within themselves or in their interpersonal relationships.

Coaching equips a person to make choices for their future.

Spiritual accompaniment focuses on a person’s spiritual wellbeing and their relationship with God.

Retreat can be hugely beneficial in the midst of ministry service.


Support Resources

Contact the Support Team

Should you wish to get in touch with Support in confidence, you can directly email pastoralsupport@churchofscotland.org.uk

Please be assured that the email will come to the Support Team directly.