Your views on the Church's plan for land and buildings

During early August until the end of October last year, the Church of Scotland General Trustees invited your views on one of the most crucial issues for the future of our Church: how best to manage our church land and buildings.

A church building
The results of the recent land and buildings consultation are now available.

Every congregation and presbytery was encouraged to contribute through an online survey, a webinar and a series of workshops across Scotland.

Almost 1,300 people responded to the survey, which was based on the contents of the land and buildings proposals paper.

Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS), who were assigned to manage the project, have now finalised their full report on the findings.

Introducing the results, Raymond Young, Chairman of the Church of Scotland’s General Trustees, said:

“The General Trustees are very pleased to publish the whole consultation analysisreport that has been prepared by Built Environment Forum Scotland from the results of the online survey.

“We received a fantastic response to the seminars which around 1,000 people attended and around 1,300 people responded to the survey on behalf of presbyteries, Kirk sessions and individual congregations.

“We would like to thank all those who participated and Built Environment Forum Scotland for all of their help.”

You can read the full contents of the consultation report and its findings here.

The General Trustees’ response to this consultation analysis report will come in their Report to the General Assembly in May.