How the Church is Run

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St Columba’s is run almost entirely by volunteers, some in official roles, others helping out informally.

Elders’ Meeting is our leadership team that has oversight of the spiritual life of the congregation.  Elders are elected by the congregation and work together with the Minister.

Church Meeting consists of all the church members, who are expected to attend and participate.  (Non-members may also attend and speak but not vote.)  Church Meetings take place six times a year, agreeing the major decisions in the life of the congregation.

The Secretary and Treasurer are the principal officer of the congregation.

Groups and Teams organise specific areas of the church’s life, such as:

  • worship and nurture – worshipping and growing in faith
  • congregational care – looking after each other
  • youth and children’s work
  • finance and property
  • social events
  • developing community links

Updated: 16/8/2018