The Free Church of Scotland is a Presbyterian church. This means that it is governed by presbyters (elders). In each congregation there is usually a teaching elder (the minister) and several ruling elders (laymen), and they are all of equal status. The minister and ruling elders are elected by the congregation and together make up the Kirk Session.
In addition, there are deacons who manage the temporal affairs of the church. These are also elected by the congregation and are known collectively as the Deacons’ Court. Unlike in the political arena, elders and deacons do not need to stand for re-election every few years.
Laurie Chancellor, Clerk to Deacons’ Court
David Roberts [/one_half]
David Meredith, Minister
Murdo “Mud” Macleod, Associate Minister
Charlie Anderson, Church Manager
Donald Angus Campbell
Scott Lauder, Chair of Deacons’ Court
George Maclean, Clerk to Session
Donnie Peter Macleod
David O Sutherland