Five ministers licensed

Five ministers have recently been licensed by the Free Church of Scotland.

Five ministers have recently been licensed by the Free Church of Scotland.

In Presbyterian practice, licensing is when a student graduates to become a probationer minister.  At this point, he is eligible to be called to a congregation when he is ordained. Both licensing and ordination are the responsibility of a group of local churches known as a Presbytery. 

Rev Phil Pickett was licensed by the Western Isles Presbytery, Rev David Trimble and Rev Neil Longwe were licensed by the Glasgow and Argyll Presbytery and Rev David Ferguson was licensed by the Presbytery of Edinburgh and Perth.

Rev Davi de Paula was licensed by the Inverness, Lochaber and Ross Presbytery and has subsequently accepted the call to be Assistant Minister at Smithton Church in Inverness.