Four ministers were recently licensed by the Free Church of Scotland Presbytery of Edinburgh and Perth. The licensing took place in the historic St Peter’s Church in Dundee, the congregation founded by Robert Murray M’Cheyne.
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.
The Free Church currently has 23 ministry candidates at various stages.
The four new ministers pictured are: Revs Donald Smith, Matty Guy, Angus Macleod and James Murray.