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General Assembly 2023

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Timetable


Saturday May 20 

Session 1: 10am
1 Constitution of Assembly.
2 Roll of Commissioners laid on the table.
3 Election of Moderator and Prayer of Consecration.
4. Commission to the Lord High Commissioner to be read and order given for recording it.
5. His Majesty’s Gracious Letter to be read and order given for recording it.
6 Address by the Lord High Commissioner and reply by the Moderator.
7 Address by Retiring Moderator.
8 Appointment of the Committee to Prepare Answer to His Majesty’s Gracious Letter.
9 Report of the Standing Committee on Commissions.
10 Submission of the Standing Orders.
11 Appointment of the Procedure Committee.
12 Appointment of Panel of Tellers.
13 Appointment of Committee to prepare a minute on Deceased Ministers, Missionaries and Deacons.
14 Intimation of arrangements for a celebration of Holy Communion

Circulation Break

Session 2
1 Presentation of Delegates and Visitors.
2 Section 2 of the Report of the Legal Questions Committee regarding proposed changes to
Standing Orders.
3. Report of the Assembly Business Committee (including Overture of Highlands & Hebrides
Presbyteries wishing to unite)
4. Report of the Scottish Bible Society and Presentation of Bible to Moderator

Lunch

Session 3: 2pm
1 Report of the Special Committee on the Ethics of Investment Practice
2 Report of the Church of Scotland Investors Trust

Circulation Break

Session 4
1 Report of the Ecumenical Relations Committee


Monday May 20

9.15am The Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Circulation Break

Session 5: 10.30am
1 Constitution of Assembly.
2 Report of the Procedure Committee.
3 Report and Supplementary Report of the Assembly Trustees

Lunch

Session 6: 2pm
1 Report of the Theological Forum

Circulation Break

Session 7: 3.30pm

1 Report of the Legal Questions Committee
2 Minute of the Appeal Hearing before the Appeals Committee of the Commission of Assembly
3 Report of the Delegation of the General Assembly


Tuesday May 23

Session 8: 9.15am
1 Constitution of Assembly.
2 Report of the Procedure Committee.
3 Report of the Faith Nurture Forum

Circulation Break

Session 9
1 Report of the Faith Nurture Forum (continued)
2 Report of the Special Committee on Gordon Presbytery

Lunch

Session 10: 2pm
1 Report of the Social Care Council
2 Report of the Church of Scotland Guild

Circulation Break

Session 11
1 Report of the Safeguarding Committee
2 Report of the Trustees of the Housing and Loan Fund
3 Report of the Registration of Ministries Committee
4 Report of the Church Hymnary Trustees


Wednesday May 24

Session 12: 9.15am
1 Constitution of Assembly.
2 Report of the Procedure Committee.
3 Report of the Committee to draft a reply to His Majesty’s Most Gracious Letter.
4 Report of the Committee on Chaplains to HM Forces

Circulation Break

Session 13
1 Report and Supplementary Report of the Faith Impact Forum

Lunch

Session 14: 2pm
1 Report of the Faith Impact Forum (continued)
2 Report of the General Trustees

Circulation Break

Session 15
1 Report of the Iona Community Board
2 Report of the Pension Trustees
3 Report of the Church of Scotland Trust
4 Report of the Chalmers Lectureship Trust


Thursday May 25

Session 16: 9.15am
1 Constitution of Assembly.
2 Report of the Nomination Committee
3 Report of the Selection Committee if required.
4 Remaindered business if required.

Lunch

Session 17: 2pm
1 Report anent Deceased Ministers, Missionaries and Deacons.
2 Draft Minutes of Sederunts not yet submitted to be read if required.
3 Report on the Printing of Acts.
4 Protestations called for.
5 Appointment of Committee to Prepare Minutes.
6 Act appointing the Commission of Assembly.
7 Act appointing the next General Assembly to meet in Edinburgh on Saturday 18 May 2024.
8 Presentations to the Moderator.
9 Moderator addresses the General Assembly.
10 The Lord High Commissioner addresses the General Assembly.
11 National Anthem.
12 Dissolution.
THE BENEDICTION


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