Deadline to submit nominations for the next Moderator has been extended
Published on 10 August 2022 2 minutes read
The deadline to submit nominations for the 2023-24 Moderator of the General Assembly has been extended until Friday 19 August.
Any member of the Church of Scotland can recommend a minister, elder or deacon for consideration by the Committee to Nominate the Moderator using the recommendation form.
Lord Wallace of Tankerness, who served as Moderator of the General Assembly for 2021-2022 and who convenes the committee, said:
"It's a real privilege to serve as Moderator of the General Assembly. Moderators have a unique opportunity to engage with the wider church, with people of other denominations and faiths, and also to engage with civic society at an important time.
"For the Church, too, this is an important and difficult time. The next Moderator will be called to visit, inspire and encourage presbyteries and congregations as they face the challenges of enacting deep reforms at the same time as playing a key role in supporting people in their communities.
"I want to encourage members throughout the Kirk to respond to this invitation recognising that, while these challenges exist, so too do a wealth of opportunities to serve God and all people. Help us find the right person to lead us forward as we walk in faith towards all that lies before us."
How to submit your nomination
Please give this request your prayerful consideration. Do you know someone who would have the gifts and experience to fulfil this calling? If you do, download the form and make a recommendation.
Completed forms should be returned to Nicola Nicholls at NNicholls@churchofscotland.org.uk by 12 August 2022. The consent of the person being recommended needs to be obtained before the form is submitted. The committee asks that there is only one form submitted for each recommendee.
As well as chairing the General Assembly the Moderator acts as an ambassador for the Church of Scotland at home and abroad.
The Moderator of the General Assembly is a full-time role and the person is provided with a flat in Edinburgh during their time of service. Every effort is made to ensure that they are not out of pocket by giving time to this task. Learn more about the duties of the Moderator. The person elected will serve until the opening day of the 2024 General Assembly.