Standing Committee

The Standing Committee acts as the Executive Committee of the General Synod between meetings of the General Synod.  It implements General Synod decisions, and seeks to co-ordinate the work of the General Synod’s three boards.  The Standing Committee works with the College of Bishops in addressing strategic issues facing the Church as a whole.  It is also responsible for the oversight of the General Synod Office.

Its members include the Conveners of the General Synod’s three boards (including the Primus), an independent Lay Convener, a further lay member and two clerical members appointed by General Synod and a representative of the College of Bishops.

Member Name
Position
Tenure
Mr R Gordon
Convener
2015 - 2020

Rt Rev the Bishop of Edinburgh
College of Bishops

Most Rev the Primus
Convener, Faith & Order Board

Rev H J Ross
Convener, Mission Board
2015 - 2020

Mr N Gibson
Convener, Administration Board
2019 - 2024

Rt Rev the Bishop of Argyll and The Isles
Convener, Institute Council
2015 - 2020

Rev Canon D G Richards
General Synod Representative (Clergy)
2015 - 2023

Very Rev A Simpson
General Synod Representative (Clergy)
2015 - 2023

Ms J Whelan
General Synod Representative (laity)
2019 - 2023