Monikie & Newbigging Kirk Session

Every Church of Scotland is governed by a Kirk Session made up of elders (who can be any age from 18 upwards) with the minister as ‘Moderator’ or chair of its meetings, and a Session Clerk responsible for taking minutes of the meetings and dealing with correspondence.

Technically the Kirk Session is a court — the lowest court of the Church — the others being Presbytery and the General Assembly which is the highest court.

Although Monikie & Newbigging and Murroes & Tealing have two worship centres, in Murroes Church and Monikie Church, we are in fact a single united church governed by a single Kirk Session.

Some churches also have a Congregational Board which deals with finance and property, but Monikie & Newbigging and Murroes & Tealing only has a Kirk Session under a Unitary Constitution which is similar to, but more flexible than the Quoad Omnia constitution of Auchterhouse.

Monikie & Newbigging and Murroes & Tealing Kirk Session usually meets in Murroes Church Hall on the first Tuesday of the month and its meetings are generally open meetings, although some items of business may be dealt with in private.

See the Church of Scotland website for further information on the eldership:

http://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/resources/learn/eldership