Presbytery of Edinburgh and West Lothian Deployment Group - draft Guidelines on a Basis of Union - draft 8 May 2023
With the draft Presbytery Mission Plan approved by Presbytery and the relevant national bodies, implementation can begin in earnest. For many congregations implementation will include a Basis of Union (BofU) with one or more other congregations. It is a complex and time consuming process.
Congregations are therefore asked to be in touch with the Deployment Group (DG) as early as possible and because it is a complex task, guidelines are now provided by the DG which can supplement those provided by the national church.
Hence a “Huddle” has been formed
At a Joint service in July the 'Huddle' was formed, naming six persons from each Church (St Nicholas, Sighthill and Slateford/Longstone). They will meet and discuss the Basis of Union before reporting to the Kirk Sessions.
Update 9 October
The Huddle have met on four occasions with fruitful discussions - next meeting is Sunday 15 October