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General Assembly 2022

General Assembly 2022

Friday June 10 2022

Welcome to Life and Work's coverage of the 2022 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, which opens on Saturday May 21.

This year's General Assembly is a hybrid event with a mixture of Commissioners in the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh (for the first time since the Assembly of 2019), and others watching, speaking and voting remotely.

The Assembly opens at 9.30am on Saturday and continues until Thursday (May 26) with sessions each day from 9.15am and 2pm.

You can follow proceedings live from the Church of Scotland's General Assembly site, where you will also find full reports and pre-recorded Conveners' speeches, and on Facebook.

Life and Work will be providing daily reports of the debates, and editor Lynne McNeil will be live-tweeting from @lifeworkeditor

There will also be full coverage in July's magazine, and a free downloadable summary of the key decisions and speeches available from June 1.

Thursday May 26

Church Urged to Show Humility
Call for Committee Members

Wednesday May 25

Manses Must Meet Energy Efficiency Standards, Assembly Rules
Emotional tributes to military chaplains

Tuesday May 24

Assembly condemns Ukraine invasion
Windfall tax call

Monday May 23

Same-sex marriage proposals agreed
Historic Declaration of Friendship with Catholic Church in Scotland

Saturday May 21

Fund for ministers struggling with heating bills; Queen praises Ukraine response;
Outgoing Moderator defends Church's involvement in political issues

Further reading:

Summaries of the reports to this year's Assembly

Interview with the Moderator, the Rev Iain Greenshields

Assembly timetable

Events Leaflet (Church of Scotland website)

Summaries of previous years:

General Assembly 2021: 'Not an Easy Ask'

General Assembly October 2020: A Virtual Assembly

Commission of Assembly Nov 2019: structural reforms 

General Assembly 2019, including the Radical Action Plan

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