World Mission Council

Who we are

The aim of the World Mission Council is to enable the Church of Scotland, as part of the holy catholic or universal Church, to participate effectively in the Mission of God in the world, following the example and priorities of Jesus Christ and seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.Luke 4: 18-19, NIV

The World Mission Council seeks to fulfil that aim by:

  • Engaging in a process of attentive accompaniment with the Church of Scotland’s partners worldwide. (That is, listening to and walking with our partners on our shared journey of faith)
  • Developing flexible models of partner-relationships and service opportunities with the world church
  • Maximising the available human and financial resources
  • Maximising the benefits to the Church in Scotland of involvement in the world church and communicating these benefits to the members and congregations of the Church of Scotland

Our membership

The World Mission Council has 32 members appointed by the General Assembly, one of whom is also appointed to the Ecumenical Relations Committee. One member is appointed by the Presbytery of Europe. In addition, The Guild send a representative. The Convener is the Rev Iain Cunningham. The Vice Conveners are Rev Christine Sime and Mrs Val Brown.

Contact for more information

Email us at world@cofscotland.org.uk or contact us at the Church's offices in Edinburgh.