Moderator of the General Assembly

The Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Free Church is not the leader of the United Free Church of Scotland, nor is the Moderator the head of the Church: that belongs to Jesus Christ. The role is an honorary one, held for 12 months after chairing the General Assembly. He or she is ultimately responsible for travelling as a United Free Church representative in Scotland, other parts of the UK and overseas in an ambassadorial capacity. Every Moderator carries out a series of visits to several United Free Churches. The Moderator of the 2018 General Assembly is Mr John Cross and can be contacted at Moderator

Principal Clerks

The role of the Principal Clerks is to act as the Clerks to the General Assembly, which includes advising the Assembly and the Moderator on church practice and procedure. They also serve as ex officio members of all the Committees of the General Assembly. The Principal Clerks also supports the Moderator throughout the year as well as providing training courses and advice on practice and procedures to Kirk Sessions, Presbyteries, ministers and other church bodies. The current Clerks are Rev Martin C Keane and Rev Colin C Brown who can be contacted at Principal Clerks

Office

The day to day administrative support to the Committees of the General Assembly and the administration of the wider denomination is carried out from the Church Offices in Newton Place Glasgow. Any questions, or communications should be addressed to the Principal Clerks, 11 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PR. office@ufcos.org.uk Tel: 0141 332 3435

General Assembly Committees

Administration & Finance 
Convener: Rev D Campbell
Vice-Convener: Rev I Boa

Church & Society
Convener: Mr I Buchanan
Vice-Convener: Miss E McNaughton

Christian Education & Evangelism
Convener: Rev Dr D Miller
Vice-Convener: Rev R Owens

Ministry
Convener: Mr A Scott
Vice-Convener: Rev D Lyon

Youth
Convener: Rev N Owens
Vice-Convener: Rev P Steed

Ecumenical Relations
Convener: Rev. A Ritchie
Vice-Convener: Rev A Deacons

 

Overseas
Convener: Rev G Barclay
Vice-Convener: Rev D Whitty

Women's Home and Overseas
Convener: Mrs I Martin
Vice-Convener: Miss M Macintyre

Ministry Development Worker
Rev. A Ritchie