Perth Presbytery News

30 Sep 2022

Updated 30 September 2022

Ordination of Anne Redpath: The Presbytery at its meeting this week agreed that the ordination of Anne Redpath, a member of our congregation, will take place on Wednesday, 2nd November at 7pm at the North Church, Perth. Members of the congregation are encouraged to attend to support Anne. If you would like, or can offer a lift, please contact the Church Office.

Our Assistant Minister, Austin Wicks, and our student for ministry, Alan McKay, were also presented to the Presbytery for the first time. They were just two of nine new ministers, readers and candidates presented to the Presbytery - an encouraging sign.

Sale of Orwell and Portmoak manse: Presbytery gave permission for the sale of three manses, including that of our neighbouring church in the Kinross-shire grouping. Presbytery also noted the successful sale of the closed St. Martins Kirk near Scone.

Presbytery Plan: The Planning and Development Committee of Presbytery has now met with every Kirk Session, including ours, to discuss the draft Presbytery Plan. A finalised plan will now be drawn up and circulated. It will be decided on at a special meeting of the Presbytery on Tuesday, 22nd November. The plan has to be approved before the current Presbytery is amalgamated with four others at the start of 2023.

JOB VACANCY: Perth North Church - Pastoral Assistant: Perth North Church are looking for a Pastoral Assistant to join their team. Based in Perth and environs the main purpose of the job would be to lead the development and implementation of a model of pastoral care, in collaboration with the Minister and Kirk Session, that is nurturing of the congregation of Perth North Church and people in the Parish. If you would be interested, or know someone who is, the job is listed on Applications close for this position at 12 Noon on Saturday 15 October.

New Clerk for New Presbytery: Rev. Dr. John Ferguson has been appointed Clerk to the new 'super Presbytery' of Perth which will formally start in 2023, amalgamating five existing presbyteries. John is currently minister of Peterculter and Clerk to the Presbytery of Aberdeen and Shetland. He was appointed by a unanimous decision and a statement said: ‘This is a significant step forward and we are very fortunate to appoint someone of considerable ability and wide experience in parish, Presbytery and National church work'.