2022 General Assembly

  • 22.6.2022 - 25.6.2022
  • 7:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Assembly Buildings / Livestreamed
  • Free
  • General Assembly

The 2022 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland will meet in Belfast from Wednesday, 22 June to Saturday, 25 June.

The General Assembly is the principal decision-making body of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and will formally elect Rev John Kirkpatrick of Portrush Presbyterian Church in County Antrim as Moderator of the General Assembly for 2022/2023 on its opening night.

Along with its primary focus on mission and ministry as part of the Church of Jesus Christ, the annual gathering is also an important time of coming together, of fellowship, worship, Bible study and celebration.

When the General Assembly last met in October 2021, members agreed to recommendations that seek to make future meetings more accessible. These included moving the Assembly to slightly later in June, opening on a Wednesday evening and working through until Saturday afternoon.

As the Clerk of the General Assembly, Rev Trevor Gribben, explains, “As a more familiar rhythm to our church life returns, I give thanks that our Presbyterian family can come together again in full General Assembly this June, to worship, pray, and take decisions, just as we have done for generations.

“With civic dignitaries and representatives from overseas and partner churches also invited, along with PCI members who usually ‘sit and deliberate’, this year’s General Assembly will see the Opening Night take place on Wednesday evening 22 June. Closing on Saturday, 25th, business will be conducted on Thursday, along with the Evening Celebration, Friday until 9pm, and Saturday until teatime, enabling more people to take part,” Mr Gribben said.

“As we prepare to meet together in General Assembly, to wait upon the Lord and to seek His will as we make necessary decisions, please pray for this year’s meeting - and for the overall life, work and witness of our Church.”

More details will follow in the coming weeks when this page will be updated with details of the business before the General Assembly.

The vast majority of its business will be open to the public, as are the worship services. You will also be able to follow events at this year’s Assembly @pciassembly on Twitter using the hashtag #pciga22 and @pcimoderator. You will also be able to watch proceedings as it will be livestreamed.

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