Church of Scotland News


The General Assembly 2018 opens on Saturday 19 May and closes on Friday 25 May.
The General Assembly has the authority to make laws determining how The Church of Scotland operates. It is also the highest court of the Church in which cases can be heard in matters of litigation. The other courts in the Church are the kirk session and the presbytery.

The Assembly comprises around 850 commissioners who are ministers, elders and members of the diaconate.

Commissioners are sent from the Church's parishes and presbyteries. Debates can be long and complex, sometimes resulting in many votes having to be taken in respect of a particular motion or amendment.

Each year there is a live webcast of the Assembly and regular updates online on each day's business, as well as reports and other information -