CHURCH GOVERNANCE

Church Meeting Church Meeting

Our Church elects 18 members to its Eldership, a committee which meets 10 times per year to discuss matters of importance to the Church, its mission, its forms of worship, its administration and financial matters and any other matters deemed to be relevant at the time.

Each Ordained Elder serves for a period of 3 years with an option to extend this for another 3 years.

Once an Elder is ordained he/she remains an Elder even though he/she may not be a Serving Elder. Other members of this 'committee' include the Minister, Church Secretary and other secretaries.

The final decision-making body of the United Reformed Church is the Church Meeting which meets every two months as a rule, but other meetings may be called if deemed necessary.

This meeting will discuss matters brought to it as a result of discussions in Elders' Meetings and matters which members choose to raise at the meeting. Only members, as opposed to adherents who have not made the public promises associated with Membership, are allowed to vote at Church Meetings although adherents are allowed to raise matters and speak at these meetings.


Last Updated: 07/11/2015