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The Kirk Session at St Andrew's, like all Church of Scotland churches, is made up of elders and the minister. The elders are members of the church who have been ordained into this leadership role.

In our constitution it says that the Kirk Session has oversight of the whole life and service of the Church within its Parish; responsibility for the spiritual and temporal oversight of the Congregation’s affairs.  Its spiritual responsibility involves “leadership, nurturing the spirituality of the congregation and its members, caring for the spiritual welfare of the parish and parishioners, encouraging members to participate in the worship and life of the congregation, and promoting mission and evangelism in the parish.” (the words of a past Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Very Rev Jim Weatherhead.

The members of the Kirk Session are encouraged to be an active part of one Action Group while still maintaining their role in the overall oversight of the work of the church.

We currently have 22 elders in St Andrew's and these, with the addition of the minister, are the Trustees of Blantyre St Andrew's Parish Church of Scotland.

Session Clerk: Andy Williamson Andy Williamson     Depute Clerk: Elsie Balneaves Elsie Balneaves

Elders:

Janice Brewster
Janice Brewster

George Greenhorn
George 
Greenhorn
Isabelle Menzies
Isabelle 
Menzies
Jim Brown
Jim Brown
Jack Hamilton
Jack Hamilton
Robert Menzies
Robert 
Menzies
Lorraine Brown
Lorraine Brown
Alistair Jamieson
Alistair 
Jamieson
Jean Murray
Jean Murray
Maureen Cochrane
Maureen Cochrane

Sally Jamieson
Sally Jamieson
May Shaw
May Shaw
Margaret Crookston
Margaret Crookston
Val Krawczyk
Val Krawczyk
Catherine Williamson
Catherine Williamson
Louise Darling
Louise Darling
Malcolm McCormack
Malcolm 
McCormack
Tom Willis Snr
Tom Willis

Sandra Goodall
Sandra 
Goodall
Bobby McKean
Bobby McKean