God has called His people in Clackmannan Parish Church, under His guidance, to be a congregation committed to sharing Jesus' Word and Love with the community.

Mission Statement

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Clackmannan Parish Church is part of Stirling Presbytery in The Church of Scotland.  Geographically our parish probably reaches the most easterly part of the Presbytery, bordering Dunfermline Presbytery at Kincardine and at Blairingone, on the Perth and Kinross / Clackmannanshire border.

Being part of a Presbytery means we have a Presbyterian Church Government, which means that ministers and elders from each congregation in a Presbytery meet together to oversee the work of the church in the local Presbytery area.

The Church of Scotland has the vision of being  a church which seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.  As the national church, each congregation has a pastoral responsibility for it's parish.  Should residents in a particular area require the help of a church or a minister, the local church and minister should be contacted.  

Clackmannan Parish is bounded on the south by the River Forth, from the mouth of the Black Devon to Kennetpans.  From there the Parish reaches the county boundary along the A977 Kincardine to Kinross Road at Kilbagie, and up to the Gartarry Roundabout, turning east on the A907 Dunfermline Road, as far as Brucefield, turning north to enclose Forestmill, before coming back along the south side of the Gartmorn Dam, south down Hilton Road and back to the River Forth.

Clackmannan Church is designated as "Quoad Sacra".  This means that leadership and spiritual matters are dealt with by the Kirk Session - that is the Church Elders meeting together as a group.  The minister is "Moderator" (or Chairman) of the Kirk Session.  He is also the ‘teaching elder’ whereas the others are 'ruling elders'. The Secretary of the Kirk Session is the Session Clerk.  Currently we have some 30 Elders.

Along with their leadership role, the Elders have a pastoral responsibility to the membership and to the parish. Each Elder is assigned a district, which is a geographical area, such as a street, in which our members live.  The Elder is available to all the residents in that district, and can be available to give pastoral help when needed.

Pastoral Care Team

To support the minister and Elders in their pastoral role, the congregation has set up a Pastoral Care Team.  Their responsibility is to visit on a regular basis those who feel they need that little bit of extra support and encouragement.  The team are always looking for someone to visit, so if you would like them to call, and are a resident in the parish please drop them a line.  We are eager to visit parish residents who are in hospital or residential care.  If you know of someone who would like us to visit, or to drop them an encouraging card, please get in touch.

Finance and Property

Financial and property matters are dealt with by our Congregational Board, chaired by the minister, and which consists of fifteen elected members of the congregation, along with fifteen elders.  The Minister, Session Clerk, Clerk to the Congregational Board, and Treasurer, have traditionally been ex officio members of the Congregational Board.

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