Church vacancy – update

VACANCY UPDATE

At the recent General Assembly it was agreed that all vacancies have to have a Minister preaching as sole nominee by 31st December 2021 (ie such that the congregation will then vote on their suitability for the post) otherwise the vacancy will be sisted (ie they will not be able to proceed any further in their search for a new Minister).

There is therefore obviously some urgency now in our search for our new Minister!

All Members and Adherents should now have received an e-mail or letter in the following terms:

We are now at the stage of appointing a Nominating Committee which is elected to look for and recommend one person deemed to be suitable to be the minister of our congregation and parish.

We are therefore writing to all people on our Electoral Roll to ask you to nominate one person who you consider suitable to be appointed to the Nominating Committee. The Committee will comprise a maximum of 13 people and it would be good to have as wide a representation of ages and interests as possible.

If you so wish, please complete the undernoted Form, ensuring that you have a seconder for this person and that the proposed candidate also confirms their willingness to stand.

Please then return the Form by 18th June 2021 by post as below:

St Matthew’s Church

Tay Street

Perth PH1 5LQ

Or by e-mail to  clerk@perthstmatthews.org.uk

Rev Marc Bircham

Interim Moderator

I nominate ……………………………………………..(Full name in block capitals)

Proposed by…………………………………………..

Seconded by ………………………………………….

Confirmed willingness to accept nomination …………………………….          (Signed by nominee or confirmed by nominator)

Date.  ………………….
A Parish Profile which can be sent out to any Applicants has also been prepared and awaits the approval of Kirk Session on 16th June. Thereafter it will appear on our website.

It’s now “all systems go” so please keep the Nominating Committee in your prayers as it seeks to find the right person for the mission and ministry at St Matthew’s and to guide us through the next few tumultuous years.

Fiona Bruce

Session Clerk

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