Notice is hereby given that the Vacancy Procedure Committee of the Presbytery of Glasgow proposes to allow the congregation Kirkintilloch St Mary’s to follow the protocol agreed by the Commission of Assembly on 7th July :
Section 22: Preaching by Nominee: public worship may be conducted by any means which enables all those entitled to vote in the election to see and hear the nominee conduct the same act of worship including by means of a live stream or through recorded media made available by any appropriate means, or by a combination of the two; Section 23: Election of Minister and Section 24: Ballot Procedure: the vote may take place by those physically present (if any) completing a hard copy of a voting paper and those not, completing and posting or hand delivering a hard copy of a voting paper; the arrangements made shall ensure secrecy of the ballot while maintaining verification of eligibility to vote;
This action will proceed unless at least four persons, who are either communicant members of this congregation of Kirkintilloch St Mary’s or full members of Presbytery, together or separately submit to the Depute Presbytery Clerk a request for this proposal to be considered at the next meeting of the Presbytery. Any such request must set out the relevant reasons. You should submit any such request in writing to Rev Hilary McDougall firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 14th September 2020. If four valid requests are received, then the permission to use the Vacancy Protocol will be suspended and the approval of Presbytery will be required.
Rev Hilary McDougall
Depute Presbytery Clerk
Presbytery of Glasgow
260 Bath St.
0141 332 6606