Kirk Session

The Kirk Session meets at least four times a year.  Most members of the Session are also on a church committee. 

The Finance, Property and the Mission and Planning Committee report directly to the Kirk Session as do the other committees, who meet as and when required.  The Committee structure is under review but currently they are -    Pastoral Care Group, Personnel, Communications, Fellowship and Hospitality, Education and Young Church, Social and International Justice,  and Worship.  The Fellowship and Hospitality Committee organise different events for the congregation and friends, e.g. regular golf outings, the Burns Supper, concerts by the Penicuik Silver Band, and a fund-raising Bridge Afternoon. 

There are other committees who contribute to the life and work of the congregation, including those who edit the Crossroads magazine.  Two members are also on the joint churches Christian Aid Committee. The Eco Congration Steering Group have recently achieved the Eco-Congregation Bronze Award.

Most Elders have districts and deliver invitations to Communion prior to the Quarterly Communions (last Sundays of February, May, August and November).  Communion is also served on the last Sunday of each month.  Communion is also occasionally served to children.

Many other groups and organisations operate under the oversight of the Kirk Session.  The Guild meets fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons from September to March.  Other groups – the Forum, the Pentland Walking Group, Badminton and Country Dancing - are of a more social nature and provide support and fellowship to members and friends.

All Committees report back on issues referred to them by the Kirk Session, Presbytery or the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The next meeting of the Kirk Session is on Tuesday 21 September, 2021 at 7.30pm.

'All are Welcome in this Place'