The congregational roll for the church stood at 179 at the end of December 2016. This is made up of both Communicant Members and Adherents – both of whom have the right to a full say or the right to vote on any congregational issue.
There are three ways to become a Communicant Member:
- Profess faith in Christ and take Communion for the first time
- By Certificate of Transfer (“Lines”), as a Communicant Member from another Church of Scotland congregation or another church
- By Resolution of Session – a request made to the Kirk Session to be added to the roll. This is often in cases where someone has come from another church which does not offer Certificates of Transfer or where previous membership may have lapsed.
To be recorded as an Adherent you must complete a form with your name, address and signature. This is because under the Government Regulations on Data Protection, we cannot hold your details unless you have signed a form, giving us permission. These forms are usually available from the front vestibule or from Donna McEwan.
Communicant Members are regarded as having agreed to have their details kept by the actual act of ‘joining the church’.
The details we hold – name, address and phone number – are held on a computer database both for statistical purposes and to allow us to include you in the life of the congregation eg to ensure you get a church magazine.
We do not share these details with any other organisation, and no personal information is used in sending the annual count to Edinburgh.
If you want to know more or wish to update your details, contact Donna McEwan, Roll Keeper – on 01478 612266.