The Presbytery of Ardrossan

The Presbytery of Ardrossan is seeking a new treasurer, as Mrs Ann Turner has indicated her desire to retire from that position in the near future. The Presbytery believes that there must be someone capable of taking on this task within its 28 congregations. The Presbytery asks each person with book-keeping experience to give this their prayerful consideration, and for each congregation to be prayerfully mindful of this need. Anyone wishing to express an interest in fulfilling this important role should contact the Presbytery Clerk, details are on the Contact Us page.
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The Presbytery is responsible for 28 congregations in the Cunninghame district of North Ayrshire, stretching from Largs in the north to Kilwinning in the south and from the islands of Arran and Great Cumbrae in the west to Beith in the east. Presbyteries are the second highest ecclesiastical court authorised under Acts of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Who are we?

The Presbytery comprises the ministers and representative elders from the congregations in its area. There are also elders (called "additional elders") chosen by the Presbytery to make sure that retired and specialist ministers entitled to membership of the Court do not cause ministers to outnumber the elders in its membership. Some of the Presbytery business is the routine administration of the church.

It also approves the movement of ministers in and out of congregations, and ordains them when they are called to parishes for the first time. The Presbytery is additionally a Court of Appeal from Kirk Sessions. Once a year it elects commissioners to the General Assembly.

The Presbytery generally meets monthly within Ardrossan and Saltcoats Kirkgate Parish Church and additionally for special purposes. Full details are listed in the meetings section.

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