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1.            The General Assembly, seeking to clarify and update the legislation governing the retirement of Ministers, enact and ordain as follows: 1.            Retirement. For a Minister inducted to a charge, or appointed to a full-time or part-time post the following rules apply: 1.1.         Retirement shall normally be at State …
The General Assembly, recognising the need to make use of audio-visual technology in the carrying out of Church business in exceptional circumstances, enact and ordain as follows: General Principles. The General Assembly declare that the following general principles apply for the purposes of this Act. 1.1.         The General Assembly …
The General Assembly, on the Report of their Committee appointed to collect, revise, and classify, the existing Standing Orders, and to suggest such other Orders as might appear to be necessary, did, and hereby do, ORDER: I. As to COMMISSIONS to General Assembly 1. That all Commissions transmitted to …
The General Assembly instruct any congregation, committee or board to make early contact with the Church’s Compliance Officer for advice when considering employing any person from outside the European Union, whether in a paid or unpaid role and regardless of the length of stay. The General Assembly, considering there …
1. The General Assembly instruct any congregation, committee or board to make early contact with the Church’s Compliance Officer for advice when considering employing any person from outside the European Union, whether in a paid or unpaid role and regardless of the length of stay. 2. The General Assembly …
The General Assembly remind both congregational courts and Presbyteries of their obligations to ensure compliance with all employment legislation pertaining to any persons they may engage or appoint on a contract basis. Accordingly they instruct them to ensure compliance with all appropriate employment legislation, and to have in place …