Voting details of Presbytery vote on gay ordination

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The Church of Scotland has confirmed the final figures showing how Presbyteries voted on the overture on gay ordination. The majority backed the proposal to allow Kirk Sessions the possibility of allowing ministers and deacons who are in a civil partnership to apply for vacant charges.

The final decision will be made at this year’s General Assembly in May.

32 Presbyteries voted in favour and 13 against. 1391 individuals voted in favour and 1153 against. This equates to 54.6% in favour and 45.4% against.

Votes For/Against:

Lewis 0/19; Uist 1/9; Edinburgh 115/59; West Lothian 28/29; Lothian 52/26; Melrose and Peebles 39/16; Duns 24/11; Jedburgh 10/22; Annandale & Eskdale 23/7; Dumfries and Kirkcudbright 28/23; Wigtown and Stranraer 10/19; Ayr 51/37; Irvine and Kilmarnock 17/40; Ardrossan 33/19; Lanark 22/11; Greenock/Paisley 52/28; Glasgow 127/93; Hamilton 53/73; Dumbarton 34/30; Argyll 43/20; Falkirk 36/52; Stirling 50/38; Dunfermline 26/24; Kirkcaldy 24/32; St Andrews 35/20; Dunkeld and Meigle 24/10; Perth 51/38; Dundee 45/16; Angus 40/29; Aberdeen 45/29; Kincardine and Deeside 28/13; Gordon 24/21; Buchan 19/40; Moray 29/26; Abernethy 13/8; Inverness 13/49; Lochaber 6/18; Ross 5/38; Sutherland 15/11; Caithness 13/12; Locharron-Skye 12/2; Orkney 15/11; Shetland 10/9; England 23/6; Europe 28/10.