The Kirk Session continues to look at ways of sharing information with all our parishioners
using e-mail and other internet-based methods.
Ideas and news items you think appropriate to share are always gratefully received at
You can also respond to the frequent posts on our Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/St-Laurence-Church-Forres-104520014633266/ or access it directly
from the present Home page.
From this page. it is also possible to access
May Board and Session Meeting
- December 2020 Newsletter
- September 2020 Newsletter
- June 2020 Newsletter
- Vacancy Report
- 2020 Accounts
- 2019 Accounts
The Board and Session met via Zoom on Tuesday 11th May 2021 under the chairmanship
of our Interim Moderator Rev. Sonia Palmer.
An edition of St. Laurence News will be published shortly and distributed
at about the time of the May Communion, for which advance booking is mandatory.
This edition of the Newsletter will contain important information about three
matters which affect the search for a new minister, and on which the entire
congregation must be consulted. The first is a governance change from a Board
and Session structure to a Unitary Constitution, something which is unanimously
supported by the Board and Session. The second is the election of a Nominating
Committee to consider applications following a vacancy announcement.
The congregation will be invited to make nominations to this committee, and,
if necessary, an election will take place to fill nine places or thereabouts.
The third matter is whether the congregation wishes to depart from the traditional
church view of Christian marriage allowing, for example, gay ministers or those
in single sex or civil partnerships.
The steps towards finding a new minister are proceeding, but have to be completed
within the next nine months or so before our 'right to call' lapses.
If you have any matters that you would like to be raised for discussion
at the next meeting scheduled for Tuesday 8th June;
please speak to your usual contact within St Laurence - or raise them either
1) by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
2) by way of comment on any of our Facebook posts.