View of Edinburgh showing BVC spire and Edinburgh Castle

Kirk Session

We’re part of the Church of Scotland, which is Presbyterian in the way it is run.  This means responsibility for the leadership of the church is with the elders – the men and women who make up the Kirk Session. They are responsible for the care, encouragement and spiritual guidance of the members of the church and every member has their own elder. The Minister chairs the Kirk Session. With the development of Mission and Ministries within the church elders will also be responsible for oversight of this ongoing work.

There’s also a Congregational Board, which deals with the day to day running of the church (finance, the fabric of the building, and the management of the Halls). The Board is made up of an equal number of elders and congregational members – the latter are elected by the congregation at the Annual Business Meeting and serve a fixed term of office.