Scottish Charity SC008157

We have begun the process of finding a new Minister for St Machar’s Cathedral. This process will take some months because the Church of Scotland places the responsibility for making the crucial decisions with the Congregation itself. There are two important decisions to make. These are listed below. So to allow these votes to take place the first thing we need to do is to prepare an Electoral Register, of members and adherents (regular worshippers who are not members). The following notice is in the legal format required and we look forward to hearing from anyone who wishes to add their name to the list of adherents and to play their part in this process.

Preparation of Electoral Register

In view of the current vacancy in the congregation of St Machar, the Kirk Session is about to make an Electoral Register. This Electoral Register will list those who will b entitled to nominate stand and vote for the election of the Nominating Committee, the body who will be charged with the task of nominating a Minister. People whose names are on the Electoral Register will also be entitled to vote in the election of a new Minister in due course.

If your name is already on the Communion Roll, you are automatically entitled to vote and no further action is required.

If you are a regular worshipper here and not a member of this or any other congregation, then the Kirk Session can add your name to the Electoral Register as an “adherent”, if you wish the Kirk Session to do this, you should write, by email or by post, confirming your home address and (if possible) your email address,  to Alan Grant, Session Clerk to reach him by Wednesday 26th August. His home address is Shop House, Old Rayne, INSCH AB52 6RY. His email address is: If you wish further details, he can be reached on 07801 078000.

The Kirk Session will meet by electronic means on Thursday 27th August 2020 at 7,30pm to make up the Register.

Rev Ian Aitken

Interim Moderator

The Nominating Committee

Attached are the:

Election of the Nominating Committee - general information

Vacancy Procedure - Role of Moninating Committee

Committee Nominating Paper