FROM THE PRESBYTERY OF MELROSE AND PEEBLES
TO BROUGHTON, GLENHOLM AND KILBUCHO, SKIRLING, TWEEDSMUIR, CARLOPS, KIRKURD AND NEWLANDS AND WEST LINTON: ST ANDREW’S PARISH CHURCHES
CITATION TO ATTEND MEETING OF PRESBYTERY ON 2 MARCH 2021 BY ZOOM
TO BE READ TO THE CONGREGATIONS AT MORNING WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS 21 AND 28 FEBRUARY 2021 OR OTHERWISE CIRCULATED TO OR MADE KNOWN TO THE CONGREGATIONS BEFORE THE PRESBYTERY MEETING ON 2 MARCH 2021.
At the meeting of Presbytery on Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 7pm by ZOOM, the Presbytery Planning Implementation Committee will report on the outcome of the vote of the congregations of Broughton, Glenholm and Kilbucho, Skirling, Tweedsmuir, Carlops, Kirkurd and Newlands and West Linton: St Andrew’s on the proposed Basis of Linking of these congregations. Should the congregations vote in favour of the Basis of Linking, Presbytery will be invited to give its approval to the Basis of Linking. Should the congregations vote against the Basis of Linking, Presbytery will decide whether to approve the Basis of Linking in any event or to implement another course of action. An appeal against the decision of Presbytery can only be raised during the Presbytery meeting, by a Kirk Session or member of the Presbytery, and only on certain procedural grounds.
The congregations are hereby cited to attend the above meeting of Presbytery for their own interest. This means that any member of one of the congregations may attend the meeting of Presbytery and may speak (but not vote) on the Presbytery’s consideration of the Basis of Linking.
If you would like to attend, the ZOOM invitation link can be obtained from the Presbytery Clerk or from your Session Clerk or Interim Moderator. It would be helpful if the Session Clerk or Interim Moderator could let the Presbytery Clerk know the names of those planning to attend to ensure that the ZOOM system allows admittance to the meeting.
Rev Victoria Linford
Clerk to the Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles
19 February 2021
Please contact Isobel Hunter 01899 860274 if you would like to be forwarded the zoom link for the meeting.