Committees and other volunteer positions within the Church

Members of the Church of Scotland can volunteer or be nominated for committees and other roles. The committees that are currently seeking new members are listed below.

Standing Committees

Membership of standing committees within the Church is determined by the Nomination Committee.

As set out in Reg 1 2013 Nomination of the Moderator of the General Assembly (as amended 2020), from 2020 onwards, nominations will also be received by the Nomination Committee for the Committee to Nominate the Moderator. Please note, only ministers, deacons and elders may serve on this committee.

How to nominate someone to a standing committee

To nominate a potential member for one of the committees listed below, please complete a nomination form and send by email to submissions need to be with us by 30 November.

Please note that due to the process involved, late submissions will not be considered.

Nominees must be a member of the Church of Scotland. Self-nomination is acceptable provided that the nomination is supported by a third party as listed on the nomination form. If you are nominating someone else, please approach the individual(s) concerned and complete the form together.

Once the Committee has met in January, those selected will be contacted. Inevitably, not all nominees will be asked to serve, though it is possible that they may be approached in connection with a different agency. Please explain this to those whom you nominate.

We welcome nominations on behalf of the Church of Scotland Investors Trust. These will be passed direct to the Trust for consideration, rather than to the Nomination Committee.

Any queries on the nomination process should be emailed to

Committees currently accepting nominations