Central to the Church of Scotland is our love and worship of God through following the Lord Jesus Christ. Worship within the Church of Scotland is for everybody and patterns of worship vary from church to church which means that people can find a place of worship where they feel comfortable. Presbytery meets for ordinary business at the following locations.
Presbytery's function is to exercise a leadership role designed to empower and support congregations in the fulfilment of their calling to be the people of God in their own localities. Membership consists of Ministers, Deacons and Elders from congregations within the Presbytery bounds.
Presbytery meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month except June when it is the last Tuesday of the month. Meetings start promptly at 7.30pm except in June when it begins at 7.00pm.
Presbytery welcomes students for the full time and auxiliary ministry, readers and trainee readers usually at the June meeting of Presbytery, which is always preceded with the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
Special meetings of Presbytery are arranged by appointment of Presbytery or are called by the Moderator.
Siphila Sonke(www.siphilasonke.org.za), which means ‘We Live Together,’ strives to support and improve the quality of life of desperately poor families in the informal settlement near the village of Grabouw and the farming community of Elgin, in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Siphila Sonke's vision is to live in a caring community where no vulnerable person is left unassisted; where children are cared for, safe and assisted to fulfil their potential.
Their mission is to provide physical, spiritual and emotional support for those who are chronically ill, vulnerable and/or destitute in Grabouw; these beneficiaries receive support to regain their health, dignity and confidence, so that they may resume their role in the community.
In June 2022 we plan to walk the 500miles (800km) of the French Way of St James, Camino de Santiago across northern Spain. We would like to raise £1 for each mile we walk to assist the good work done by Siphila Sonke.