Previous General Assemblies
The 2022 General Assembly was held from Saturday 21 May until Thursday 26 May. It was once again a hybrid event, with some attending in the Assembly Hall and others participating online.
Rev Dr Iain Greenshields was installed as Moderator of the General Assembly during the opening session on Saturday 21. Her Majesty the Queen appointed Lord Hodge, the Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, who Lord High Commissioner of the General Assembly.
The 2021 General Assembly was held online from Saturday 22 May to Thursday 27 May.
More than 700 participants joined together remotely from across Scotland and around the world, facilitated via Zoom and the "Assembly Hub".
As in 2020, a limited number of people were present in the Assembly Hall, and all discussions, voting and amendments were done online through the Assembly Hub. The Hub enabled members to ask questions and put forward amendments and new ideas. The entire General Assembly was live streamed on the Church of Scotland website.
The opening session on Saturday 22 saw the installation of Lord Wallace of Tankerness as the Moderator of the General Assembly and an address by the Lord High Commissioner Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Earl of Strathearn.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Church of Scotland's annual General Assembly was held online the evening of Friday 2 October and all day Saturday 3 October. The Commissioners, Youth Representatives and Corresponding Members took part remotely—from congregations and presbyteries around the country and indeed the world.
A special ceremony to install Rev Dr Martin Fair as the new moderator was held in May, along with an online version of Heart and Soul.
General Assemblies before 2020
Reports and deliverances presented to General Assemblies prior to 2020 are available on our publications page.