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LAY PERSON APPOINTED COMMUNITY LEADER

A lay person will lead the Iona Community for the first time from this summer, following the election of Dr Michael Marten to the role. Dr Marten (right), who identifies himself as a Presbyterian-Quaker, has been a member of the Community for over 20 years. He is currently employed by the Community as Support Services Manager, before which he taught in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Stirling. He is married to Sigrid, a Church of Scotland minister.

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The month of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be almost upon us as this issue reaches our readers. Reports will be debated and pronouncements made on a wide range of issues. One thing will be evident: the wind of change will begin to blow over the shape of the Church. After a series of roadshows over the length and breadth of the land from London to Lerwick the feedback on the future of the Church is being carefully analysed and considered.