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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, noting the Government restrictions on travel and public gatherings due to the COVID19 pandemic, declare that the Assembly shall convene to take up urgent and time-critical business using the Zoom audio-visual technology platform. The General Assembly declare that the Assembly shall convene for one session only …
The General Assembly, 1766, having prescribed certain forms of commissions to members of Assembly, and attestations thereof, and the Assembly, 1766, having, in respect of some defects observed in these forms, made a supplement thereto; the General Assembly, now considering the disadvantage of having what belongs to the necessary …
The General Assembly enacts and ordains, That, in respect of the situation of the Northern and Western Islands frequently rendering it difficult or impossible for the Presbyteries in these Islands to assemble on particular days during the months of winter and spring, it shall be competent for these Presbyteries …
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,— A. As to COMMISSIONS to General Assembly. That all Commissions transmitted to the …
The General Assembly endorse the Board’s plan to support growth through a change to the remittances scheme. They declare that the congregational fixed allowance be reduced from £25,000 to £23,000, and that the fixed allowance for assistant ministers be reduced from £15,000 to £14,000, effective 1st January 2018. The …
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 …