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The General Assembly declare that the Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation is not the appropriate legal form for any Free Church  congregation  and  reaffirm  that  Free  Church  congregations  should  register  with  OCSR  using  the  legal  form  of unincorporated association and the standard, OSCR approved, Free Church congregational constitution, as embodied …
The General Assembly re-enact the regulations relating to the management of absence due to illness for ministers in pastoral charges as follows: 1. Short-term Absence 1.1 All illness in excess of seven consecutive days shall be reported to the Presbytery Clerk and a medical certificate shall be provided. The …
The General Assembly discontinue the remit to the Sustentation and Ministry Committee to visit Presbyteries and congregations whose gross ordinary income falls below £30,000 to discuss the appropriate ministerial arrangements and repeal Act XV, 2005. They empower the Home Missions Board to visit presbyteries and congregations as and when …
1. The Commission of Assembly receive the report of the Stewardship and Policy Committee. They approve the congregational constitutions attached and thank the Committee. 2. The Commission of Assembly support the view of the Committee and instruct all congregations to submit an application for registration for separate charitable status …