NOTICE OF DECISION OF VACANCY PROCEDURE COMMITTEE
To be read to each congregation on one Sunday (14th January 2018)
Notice is hereby given that the Vacancy Procedure Committee of the Presbytery of Sutherland proposes the following actions:
- Agree with Business Committee’s decision of 23rd December 2017, taken on behalf of Presbytery, to release Rev. Anthony Jones from his charge of Kincardine, Croick & Edderton, linked with Creich, linked with Rosehall. Following subsequent discussions, it has been agreed that this Release will take effect from Monday 22nd January 2018.
- Appoint Rev. Stewart Goudie to be Interim Moderator of the above Charge with effect from Monday 8th January 2018.
- In accordance with Act 7, 2003, and the current Presbytery Plan (dated April 2016), grant the congregations of the Charge Permission to Call a Minister with Unrestricted T enure.
- Appoint an Advisory Committee of Rev. Ian McCree, Rev. Leslie Goskirk, Mrs Ina Macpherson.
These actions will proceed unless at least four persons, who are either communicant members of one of the congregations of Kincardine, Croick & Edderton, or Creich, or Rosehall, parishes, or are full members of Presbytery, together or separately submit to the Presbytery Clerk a request for this proposal to be considered at the next meeting of the Presbytery. Any such request must set out the relevant reasons.
You should submit any such request in writing to:
Rev. Ian McCree (Presbytery Clerk), Tigh Ardachu, Mosshill, Brora, Sutherland. KW9 5NG
by Sunday 21st January 2018.
If four valid requests are received, then the four actions listed above will be suspended and the approval of Presbytery will be required.
Ian McCree, Presbytery Clerk
NB: This intimation is also being displayed as prominently as possible at the church building(s) for seven days.
Our Minister is Leaving
It has just been announced that the Rev’d Anthony Jones is moving away at the end of January to take up a post as Minister in Fort Augustus and Glengarry. Anthony’s final services with us will be on Sunday, January 21st at Creich (10.30am) and Rosehall (12.00 noon). Creich Parish has kindly invited the congregations of Croick, Edderton, Kincardine (Ardgay) and Rosehall to tea and a short presentation to Anthony, Beverley and their family at 10.00am on that day, prior to the normal service.
Cards and contributions to the presentation should be sent to Babs Gemmil by Tuesday, January 16th. Babs can be contacted on email@example.com. Further information can also be obtained from Michael Brown by phoning either 01862 821 230 or 07867 528 067.
Ted Venn – 11th January 2018
Edderton’s New Church