2024 General Assembly

  • 20.6.2024 - 22.6.2024
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Assembly Buildings Belfast / Livestreamed
  • Free
  • General Assembly

The 2024 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland will meet in Belfast from Thursday 20 June to Saturday 22 June.

The General Assembly is the principal decision-making body of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. With a combined membership of upwards of 1,000 ministers and elders - men and women from PCI’s 500-plus congregations from across Ireland and others from home and overseas - will debate and make decisions jointly that can often shape the Church’s ministry and future. It is also a time when the Church gives voice collectively to the concerns of many people within and outside of our denomination.

This year, the General Assembly will meet in Belfast from Thursday 20 June to Saturday 22 June. It will also see the introduction of some significant changes to the traditional format of the annual meeting of the Church, principally the opening of the General Assembly itself and the election and installation of the new Moderator.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the public gallery for the Opening of the General Assembly on the Thursday morning and main public business sessions thereafter, until the close of the Assembly on Saturday. This includes the installation of the new Moderator, Rev Richard Murray of Drumreagh Presbyterian Church in County Antrim, which will take place on Friday afternoon. All public sessions will be livestreamed on this website.

Brief summary of changes to the General Assembly

  • The Opening of the General Assembly: This will take place on Thursday morning at 10am when the Moderator, Dr Mawhinney, will constitute the Assembly and give his address
  • Installation of the new Moderator: This will take place on Friday afternoon at 4.30pm. The Moderator-Designate, Rev Richard Murray, will be formally elected and installed as Moderator for 2024-2025 during a service of worship and give his address
  • Assembly Communion Service: This will take place on the Saturday at 12 noon.

You can find the reports that will be discussed and full details of all business and other information on the General Assembly Overview page here, a brief summary of business and worship can be found below:

Thursday 20 June

 

At 10am

Opening Meeting of the General Assembly

Opening address & constitution of the General Assembly by the

Moderator of the General Assembly

Rt Rev Dr Sam Mawhinney

 

All welcome, no tickets required

At 7.30pm

Thursday Evening Celebration

Speaker: John Risbridger

Chair of of the Evangelical Alliance

 

All welcome, no tickets required
Friday 21 June  

At 4.30pm

Installation of the Moderator of the General Assembly

Installation of and address by

Rev Richard Murray

Moderator of the General Assembly

2024-2025

  All welcome, no tickets required
Saturday 22 June  

At 12 noon

General Assembly Communion Service

In the Assembly Hall

 

All welcome, no tickets required

All public business of the General Assembly will be livestreamed via this website.You will also be able to follow events at this year’s Assembly at X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, using  @pciassembly hashtag #pciga24 and @pcimoderator.

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