Linkage Commission Committees and Panels The Linkage Commission discusses with representatives of vacant congregations matters to do with their mission, manse and money (including an appropriate stipend and expenses level). And when agreement is reached it issues 'Leave to Call'. It also reviews settlements in congregations at regular intervals, gives permission for the appointment of youth workers, family workers and other additional pastoral personnel, and gives permission for alterations to church property. Pray for the members of the commission as it meets today, and for delegations from congregations that they will receive. Remember before God the convener, William Henry, and the new chairman, Michael Barry.