Church of Scotland’s Land & Buildings Consultation Report

BEFS analysis of the Church of Scotland’s recent land and buildings consultation is now available.

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Read BEFS full consultation analysis report and key findings here.

During early August 2019 until the end of October 2019, the Church of Scotland General Trustees invited views on one of the most crucial issues for the future of the Church: how best to manage their church land and buildings.

BEFS was contracted to run and facilitate the consultation process, which included a series of workshops across Scotland, a webinar, an online survey (now closed) and an event with the built environment sector.

Every congregation and presbytery was encouraged to contribute and almost 1,300 people responded to the survey.

Introducing the results, Raymond Young, Chairman of the Church of Scotland’s General Trustees, said:

“The General Trustees are very pleased to publish the whole consultation analysis report that has been prepared by Built Environment Forum Scotland from the results of the online survey.

“We received a fantastic response to the seminars which around 1,000 people attended and around 1,300 people responded to the survey on behalf of presbyteries, Kirk sessions and individual congregations.

“We would like to thank all those who participated and Built Environment Forum Scotland for all of their help.”

The General Trustees’ response to this consultation analysis report will come in their Report to the General Assembly in May 2020.

To engage BEFS to run your consultation process or facilitate your event, get in touch.