Structure of the Guild

Ever wondered how the Guild is structured? This page explains exactly how everything fits together in the Guild. If you have any questions, please contact the Guild team on guild@churchofscotland.org.uk – we'd love to help!

National Council

  • Meeting four times per session, in conference and business sessions
  • One rep from each Presbyterial Council
  • Agreement of policy and constitutional issues
  • General Assembly Report
  • Overview of Guild's work
  • Appointment of General Secretary

Leadership team

  • National Convener and Vice-Convener, Committee Conveners and General Secretary
  • Meeting (typically) five times per session
  • Support for National Convener and General Secretary
  • Sharing and discussion between Committees
  • Staffing Issues
  • Budget creation
  • On-going review process
  • Development of policy
  • Initiative Fund
  • Recommendations on capitation fees
  • Equipment and resources
  • Management of finances

Communication & Marketing Group

  • One quarter of National Council membership
  • Merchandising
  • Newsletter
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • External Communications

Outreach Group

  • One quarter of National Council membership
  • Expanded to include National Convener, Vice Convener and other Committee Conveners when choosing new project partners
  • Choice of Projects
  • Monitoring of projects
  • All members of this group also sit on another Church Council, Committee or affiliated group

Resources Group

  • One quarter of National Council membership
  • Production of theme guide
  • Production of other resources as required

Events Group

  • One quarter of National Council members
  • Oversight of all national events
  • Oversight of some local events

Typical National Council Meeting

  • 10.00 Arrival and tea/coffee
  • 10.30 Session 1 Worship and opening of business meeting of full Council
  • 10.45 Groups meet
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 13.00 Completion of business meeting of Council
  • 15.00 Closing worship