Congregational Board

The Congregational Board is comprised of all members of the Kirk Session in addition to a number of elected members of the congregation who serve on the Board for a period of three years. These additional members are elected annually at the Stated Annual Meeting and are eligible for re-election, if they so wish, at the end of the three-year period.

The Board is responsible for overseeing all Financial and Fabric matters and is composed of committees dealing with this and also Fund Raising and general administration within the congregation.

The number of members from the congregation has been set at a maximum of eighteen with the proviso that at no time can this number exceed the number of Kirk Session members on the Board.

The current membership of the Board (in addition to the number of Elders) is as follows: –
Mrs. H Algie (2016)
Mrs. L Allan (2018)
Mrs. A Lowe (2017)
Mrs. J MacFarlane (2018)
Miss J Morrison (2018)
Mrs A Muir (2017)
Mrs. L Murchison (2017)
Mr. D Robison (2016)
Mrs. M Stevenson (2017)
Mr. J Stirling (2017)
Miss I Thomson (2018)
Mrs. S Wilson (2016)
Mrs. Ishbel Helms (2017)
Dr. L Taylor-Kavanagh (2017)
Mr. S Hyde-Linaker (2017)
Mrs. Marion Fyfe (2017)
Note – The date in brackets is the end of the member’s three-year period.

The Minister normally acts as Chairman of the Board, in whose absence the Board can elect a member to act as Chairman.

A Clerk is appointed to record the Minutes of all meetings and to deal with correspondence.

Andrew Cook

Clerk to the Congregational Board

Parish Profile

The recently updated Parish Profile can be found here.


COG resumes with an open meeting on 14th September when our guest speaker will be from the R.N.L.I. All are welcome and invited to attend (including men!) to show our support to a worthy organisation. Meetings take place in St John's Church Hall, Wednesdays at 8pm.

Molly McNair’s 100th Birthday

See here for photographs from Molly McNair's 100th Birthday tea in the Church.

Mission Partner Update

We have an update on the work of our Mission Partner - Dr Ruth Shakespeare. Read more on our Mission Partner News Page

Community of Faith Conferences

At the beginning of 2016, the Community of Faith Conference will be running in Glasgow, Dumfries and Inverness for those that are involved in ministry with children and young people all over Scotland. The theme for the 2016 events will be 'for churches with few or no children'. See here for more details.

Our Wee Shop

Click here to see an update on "our wee shop" from Lawther.

Interim Moderator

A letter from the new Interim Moderator can be found here.


We meet every Sunday at Kirn Parish Church at 10.30 am see our Location page for details of where we are

Sunday School

We have an enthusiastic Sunday School who meet every week during morning service. At present there are about 15 children aged 3-12 who enjoy singing, stories, making things and participating in services. There is a rota of 6 adults who lead the Sunday School activities in discussion with the minister and deacon. We have a prizegiving service for our children in June every year and we always organise a barbeque or picnic at around the same time. In recent years this has been a joint celebration with the St. John’s Sunday School. The children also lead a nativity service in December each year and this is greatly enjoyed by the whole congregation.