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About the Presbytery of Perth

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The Presbytery of Perth is responsible for 37 congregations of the Church of Scotland in Perthshire and Kinross-shire.

Who Are We?

The Presbytery comprises the ministers and representative elders from the congregations in its area. There are also elders (called "additional elders") chosen by the Presbytery to make sure that retired and specialist ministers entitled to membership of the Court do not cause ministers to outnumber the elders in its membership. Some of the Presbytery business is the routine administration of the church.

It also approves the movement of ministers in and out of congregations, and ordains them when they are called to parishes for the first time. The Presbytery is additionally a Court of Appeal from Kirk Sessions. Once a year it elects commissioners to the General Assembly.

The Presbytery meets six times throughout the year on the second Tuesday of September, November, December, February, March, May and June. It also meets additionally for special purposes. Full details are listed in the meetings section.

Meetings are open to the public - unless something is being discussed which is personal, when non members could be asked to leave the room while the private business is dealt with - usually this only lasts for a few minutes.

Presbytery is presided over by a Moderator, elected annually from the members of Presbytery. Presbytery also has a Clerk, who is responsible for taking minutes of the meetings, ensuring that the administration is smooth and advising Presbytery and its members on church law.