The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has decided to:
Saturday 23 May
The General Assembly has voted to refuse the dissent and complaint of Aitken and others against the Presbytery of Aberdeen.
The following motion is agreed by the Assembly:
a) refuse the dissent and complaint of Aitken and others and sustain the decision of the Presbytery of Aberdeen on the basis that the Presbytery followed the vacancy procedure correctly in Act VIII 2003.
b) affirm for the avoidance of doubt that this decision does not alter the Church’s standards of ministerial conduct.
The Overture from the Presbytery of Lochcarron-Skye is remaindered until Monday.