The Transition Support Group meets with the congregation usually a few weeks after the interim minister has been appointed and the aims and objectives for the period of Interim Ministry are decided.
The congregation and interim minister then work towards these aims and objectives and once they have been fulfilled, that is when the period of interim ministry comes to an end and the congregation is given permission to call its own minister.
Civil parish councils should not be confused with Parochial church councils which administer parishes of the Church of England.
Civil parish councils, which can be called Community councils should not be confused with Rural community councils which engage in rural development work.
The interim ministry team for the whole of Scotland is only eight interim ministers and one interim deacon.
Once you have got as far back as possible using BMD and census records, you will need to turn to Parish Registers for information.
Burials contain the name and date of burial, and sometimes where the person was buried.
On this website, you can find out about Parish Registers, and read a history of how Parish Registers began.
It is calculated £1 billion is invested in these communities every year.
Local councils work to improve community well-being and provide better services at a local level.