Lord Hodge re-appointed to Church of Scotland role

Lord Hodge re-appointed to Church of Scotland role

Lord Hodge

Lord Hodge, Deputy President of the Supreme Court, has been re-appointed as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, serving in the role for a second year.

As Lord High Commissioner, he will attend the 2023 General Assembly, acting as the personal representative of His Majesty The King.

Lord Hodge said: “It is a great honour to be appointed again as the Lord High Commissioner and to attend the General Assembly, which I used to serve as its Procurator.

“I remember vividly the events of last year, both learning how the Kirk was responding to the challenges – and opportunities - which it faces, and the inspiring trips to meet people working hard for charities and serving their communities in many different ways.

“I look forward to reading the ‘Blue Book’ to learn of this year’s debates in the General Assembly; and my wife and I will enjoy meeting many people, both old friends and new, during our week in Holyrood and out and about in Scotland.”

The General Assembly, which is the highest court of the Church of Scotland, will take place in the General Assembly Hall on The Mound in Edinburgh from Saturday 20 May until Thursday 25 May 2023.

Lord Hodge grew up in Perthshire and attended Rattray Parish Church with his parents and is now connected with Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh.

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