Inspection of records

The Committee is concerned with matters concerning Congregational Records and with inspection of the Minute Book of Presbytery.

The annual Inspection and Attestation of Congregational Rolls and Records takes place on Tuesday 24th April 2018 (10am – 12noon). A convenor will appoint three teams to inspect the records at three venues in Presbytery. Guidance Notes for preparing documents and submitting them for inspection are available here:

Guideline notes for the keeping presenting of Congregational Records 2018 –

Records inspection checklist 2018


SG7 Safeguarding Congregational Register – pdf:  SG7 (2017) or word: SG7 (2017)

Property Register – pdf format or Word doc file

Manse Condition Schedule – pdf format or Word doc file

Local Church Reviews

This is concerned with the Visitation of Congregations. It will report to Presbytery on the five-year cycle of visits and will draw to the attention of the Business Committee any matters of concern which have been drawn to its attention during the Visitation.

Congregations will be asked to produce a 5 year Development Plan.

The Superintendence Committee of the Presbytery of Argyll with the help of the Presbytery of Edinburgh has developed questions which form the basis of the discussions during the Visit. The form is available below. A rota is prepared according to which congregations will be visited.


LCR Procedures Presbytery of Argyll

Argyll LCR Draft 2

LCR – The Minister’s View



SG7 Safeguarding Congregational Register – pdf:  SG7 (2017) or Word: SG7 (2017)

SG11 (2017) –   Safequarding Self-Assessment Checklist  (word)

SG11 (2017) –   Safequarding Self-Assessment Checklist (pdf)

SG11 Guidance note (2017)

Safeguarding Publications order form

 SOCIAL MEDIA GUIDANCE – Argyll Presbytery (Doreen Henderson)

Other matters

It has responsibility in cases where matters of discipline may be involved, in cases of conflict or where a complaint is lodged.

The Convenor, Deputy Convenor and Secretary will decide on action regarding matters of discipline, complaints and conflict and will report back to the Committee.


Rev Dr Roderick Campbell
tel: 07469 186495

Doreen Henderson
Safeguarding Officer
tel: 01631 710379

Rev Stephen Fulcher
Inspection of Records
tel: 01586830504

W Stewart Shaw
Local Church Review
tel: 07470520240