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Nominating Committee Elected - 1 November 2015
Our Interim moderator Yvonne Atkins led the service on Sunday 1st November after which the members of St. Mungo's elected
the 13 members of the Nominating Committee who will be charged with
seeking a new minister to fill our current vacancy.
service highlighted the Church of Scotland laws and rules
that we have to follow, to ensure we carry out the task correctly.
These laws have changed since our last vacancy so it is important that
we carry out the process under the new rules.
theme of 'Laws',Yvonne explained how laws have always changed
throughout the ages, but some have been missed like, Illegal to eat
mince pies on Christmas Day, introduced by Oliver Cromwell, Legal to
kill a Scotsman in York, but only if within the city walls, and he is
carrying a bow and arrow. Possibly the most bizarre she mentioned was
sticking a stamp upside down on your letter, with The Queen's head
upside down, is an act of treason. We all know what happens for that
misdemeanour - 'off to the tower, or even 'off with his
head'' None of these, and more have been struck from the statute book,
so technically are still available to the judiciary.
After the service the congregation elected the following 13 members as the Nominating Committee
|Margaret Black||Gordon MacDonald|
|Joan Cape||Agnes Ovenstone|
|Neil Cape||Mary Paterson|
|Janis Hogg||Sandy Robertson|
|Christine Jackson ||Bill Webster|
|Elaine Jacobs||Margaret Webster|
new committee will meet with our Interim Moderator, the Rev Yvonne
Atkins to be briefed on their role, and be presented with the Parish
Profile, recently agreed with the Kirk Session.
Advisory Committee will also meet with the Nominating Committee to ensure that we at St. Mungo's have completed all the
preliminaries, and may proceed with their role.
We will then publish our Parish Profile and advertise the vacancy across the various media channels available.