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Picture by Andy O'Brien
Picture by Andy O'Brien

General Assembly 2024

Thursday May 23

Welcome to Life and Work's coverage of the 2024 General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, which opens on Saturday May 18.

This year's General Assembly is again a hybrid event with a mixture of Commissioners in the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh, and others watching, speaking and voting remotely.

The Assembly opens at 10am on Saturday and continues until Thursday (May 25) 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 Assembly publications and speeches.

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 will be available from Wednesday May 29.

Thursday May 23

Wednesday May 22

Tuesday May 21

Monday May 20

Saturday May 18

Further reading:

Summaries of the reports to this year's Assembly

Interview with the Moderator-Designate, the Rev Dr Shaw Paterson

Order of Business 

Fringe Programme

Beginner's Guide to the General Assembly


Summaries of previous years:

General Assembly 2023

General Assembly 2022

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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