The remit of the World Mission Committee is:
To act as a link between the World Mission Council and the congregations of Presbytery.
To bring important issues affecting the World Church to Presbytery’s attention.
To inform the World Mission Council of significant events relating to the world Church taking place within the Presbytery.
To organise deputation tours of the presbytery’s Mission Partners.
To act as a link between Christian Aid and the Presbytery.
Convener: Rev. George Vidits
Congregational Partnership Survey
The World Mission Committee of the Presbytery of Edinburgh is asking you on behalf of the Presbytery to participate in this survey about Congregational Partnership. Completing the survey will take about 5 minutes or so.
Please complete the survey as soon as possible Your participation is much appreciated, thank you.
Our present Mission Partner, the Rev Paraic Reamonn will retire (on Easter Day) and Rev John McCulloch (above) has been chosen as his successor.
Though still acting a the minister of St Andrew’s Kirk, John has been appointed under the title Mission Partner, Jerusalem to allow for a widening of the scope of his work in the Holy Land. Along with his wife, Annette, a GP working in Dunoon, and three of their children all of primary school age, John has decided to live in Beir Jala, Bethlehem rather than Jerusalem. This will be John’s first charge which begins on 2 April and he wishes to live among the Palestinian Christian community.
The World Mission Council is confident that John will conduct his tenure in a very positive and entirely different manner from recent incumbents to the post and when I spoke with John yesterday I learned that he has a focus on communication that should ensure the supporting congregations remain informed in a variety of formats. He said:
I am looking forward to encouraging people to engage with the issues and stories of people in the West Bank as well as Jerusalem, and being supported by prayer from the Presbyteries and their congregations.
With such assurances and hopes, the Committee wholeheartedly recommend that the Presbytery accept him as our next Mission Partner.