kirk session


Also found in: Wikipedia.

kirk session

n
(Protestantism) the lowest court of the Presbyterian Church
References in periodicals archive ?
Calderhead Erskine Church The Kirk Session has appointed Rev Iain Murdoch as locum minister for Shotts Calderhead Erskine Parish Church of Scotland.
On Tuesday, at 11am, there will be a kirk session meeting.
In 1977, after 57 years as organist and choir director, she retired from that position and a year later was elected to the kirk session serving in that capacity until her retirement in October 2012.
The churches will now be looked after by an interim minister and interim kirk session until a new minister can be installed.
The note, for instance, to 'Hey a Rose Malindey' (Child 20 "The Cruel Mother') cites a kirk session minute of 1790: 'the inhabitants in Glenbuchat were excited by the discovery of an infant's body on a dunghill.
Heritors' (landowners) had an equally deep-seated suspicion about how the Kirk Session would spend money--and the political clout to ensure their own vision of 'economy' prevailed--a situation not reached in England until 1834.
While Totten always gives the impression he would be as at home sitting in the Kirk Session as he has been in the dug out.
The Kirk Session of Langton and Polwarth Church has announced that Polwarth Church near Greenlaw, Berwickshire, which dates back to the mid 13th Century, has been acquired by local man Charles Letts.
77) Cases of infanticide and manslaughter were heard in both kirk sessions and the Scottish civil courts, and indeed, as Leslie Smith has pointed out, the extensive investigative freedom of the ruling elder made kirk session records an invaluable resource for the civil courts in a variety of cases.
Yet, what Todd has done with greater skill than anyone else is get inside the parishes, and she has done it with a largely unused record source, the kirk session registers.
Congregational board and kirk session meet tomorrow (Thursday) at 7pm.
Calderhead Erskine Church The Kirk Session has now appointed Rev Iain Murdoch as locum minister for Shotts Calderhead Erskine Parish Church of Scotland.