Lothian Presbytery (the area body of the Church of Scotland for East and Midlothian) is producing proposals for the future ministry in our counties, in light of the significant decline in the number of ministers, and smaller congregations throughout Scotland. Change for any church would only take place with the minister's agreement or when the minister leaves.There are a range of options for Yester, Bolton and Saltoun Church, including moving to part-time ministry and/ or joining in with neighbouring congregations.
We are invited to respond to the initial options and propose any others we would like considered, over the next few weeks. To help us in this process, we'd like to hear the views of the congregation and the wider community, and invite you to join us for a consultation meeting on Thursday, 16 April, 7pm, in Gifford Village Hall.
This consultation is open to all who are interested, whether or not you are a member of the church, and we would warmly welcome views from within the church congregation, and the wider community. If you are unable to come along, you are also welcome to send us your views in writing, or to speak to John or Anikó.