Kirk Session

The Kirk Session meets at least four times a year.  Most members of the Session are also on a church committee. 

The Finance, Property and Business Committees report directly to the Kirk Session and the other committees, who meet as and when required, report to the Business Committee and, if necessary, the Kirk Session.  These are the Pastoral Care Group, Personnel, Publicity, Social, Worship and Education and Young Church.  The Social Committee organises different events for the congregation and friends, e.g. regular golf outings, the Burns Supper, concerts by the Penicuik Silver Band, and a fund-raising Bridge Afternoon. 

There are other committees who contribute to the life and work of the congregation, including those who edit the Crossroads magazine.  Four members are also on the joint churches Christian Aid Committee. The Eco Committee are working towards the Church achieving its first EcoCongregation Award, and the Kirk Session has agreed that the Church will purchase electricity from a 100% renewable energy supplier as part of this process.

Most Elders have districts and deliver Communion Cards prior to the Quarterly Communions (last Sundays of February, May, August and November).  Communion is also served on the last Sunday of each month.  Communion (non-alcoholic) is also occasionally served to children.

Many other groups and organisations operate under the oversight of the Kirk Session.  The Guild meets fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons from September to March.  Other groups – the Forum, the Pentland Walking Group, Badminton and Country Dancing - are of a more social nature and provide support and fellowship to members and friends.

All Committees report back on issues referred to them by the Kirk Session, Presbytery or the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The next meetings of the Kirk Session are on Tuesday 24 October, 2019 at 7.30pm.

'All are Welcome in this Place'