The Assembly finding that difficulties have arisen in the application of Act IV. 1893 anent Representative Elders in Presbyteries and Synods, hereby declare :—
“That the first Synod in each year is to be understood as meaning the Synod meeting in the spring of the year.
“Farther, the Assembly appoint that, in addition to the ordinary extract from the Minutes of Kirk-Session which forms the Commission of a Representative Elder, the following document shall be made use of in connection with this Act in case of an Elder being elected who is not a Member of the Session electing him, or in case of the Presbytery nominating an Elder as provided in the said Act: –
“At the day of years The Kirk-Session of
Free Church being met and constituted.
Sederunt: The Rev. Moderator, with Messrs
“Inter alia, Intimation being received that Mr
has been elected a Representative Elder in the Presbytery and Synod of the
bounds by the of
the Session hereby certify that Mr , Ruling
Elder and a Member of this Session, is bona fide an acting Elder in this
This Certificate shall be granted by the Session of which the Elder elected is a Member.