Act 1, 1973 (I) – Act anent Representation in the General Assembly Of Ministers without Pastoral Charges. 22nd May 1973.

The General Assembly approve the recommendation that meantime only Hospital Chaplains, Evangelists and the Director of the International Society for the Evangelization of the Jews be reckoned as having charges for the purpose of a Presbytery’s representation in the General Assembly; and that any future finding of Assembly granting a Minister a seat in a Presbytery shall specify whether such a seat is to be reckoned equivalent to a Charge for the purpose of the Presbytery’s representation in the Assembly

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