Mission Board

The Mission Board is responsible for the strategic oversight of the Church’s mission in Scotland and overseas including engagement in Scottish life and society.

The Board has four pendant committees: Church in Society, Relations with People of Other Faiths, Global Partnerships and Youth.

It also oversees a number of inter-diocesan networks across a range of areas such as retreats and spirituality, mission planning, lay learning and discipleship, rural matters and children’s work.

Whole Church Mission and Ministry Policy

In inviting General Synod (2011) to welcome the Whole Church Mission and Ministry Policy paper prepared by the former Mission and Ministry Board (now replaced by the Mission Board), the Most Rev David Chillingworth (Convener of the former Board) said the attempt to shape a Whole Church Policy meant taking a holistic view and adopting a measured approach to policy making at a time of diminishing resources and also taking stock of the changing nature of the Church and of the new energy which was so clearly visible in the life of the dioceses.  He explained that the policy was ‘Whole Church’ because, in the complexity of any church, the potential to take decisions which impacted on mission and ministry was spread across a number of bodies.

At General Synods since 2011 the Most Rev David Chillingworth has spoken of the work of the Whole Church Mission and Ministry Policy and given updates on the work of the Next Steps Group in taking the policy forward.

Whole Church Mission and Ministry Policy Next Steps Report 2013

Whole Church Mission and Ministry Policy Next Steps Report 2012

Whole Church Mission and Ministry Policy 2011 

Member Name
Position
Tenure
Rev H J Ross
Convener
2015 - 2020

Rt Rev the Bishop of Edinburgh
College of Bishops

Rev Prof D Atkinson
Convener, Church in Society Committee
2014 - 2019

Mr D Kenvyn
Convener, Global Partnerships Committee
2016 - 2021

Rev T N Rongong
Convener, Youth Committee

Rev A MacDonald
Aberdeen and Orkney
2016 - 2020

Ms C A Beel
Argyll and The Isles
2010 - 2018

Rev Canon F Lamont
Brechin
2015 - 2019

Rev A C Naish
Edinburgh
2017-2021

Mrs L Darlow
Glasgow and Galloway
2015 - 2019

Rev S E Murray
Moray, Ross and Caithness
2016-2020

Vacancy
St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane