The new Moderator of Lothian Presbytery, Roslin minister Rev John Wells, says he is honoured to accept the post.
The former chairman of presbytery’s education and worship committee said: “It is quite an honour that presbytery have said ‘would you be our Moderator’.
“I am equally aware it means extra in the in-tray. It is more work.”
Lothian Presbytery meets monthly to discuss and decide on issues affecting Church of Scotland parishes in Mid and East Lothian.
Rev Wells (51) joined Roslin Parish Church, and its sister churches Glencorse and Bilston, eight years ago.
Read more on this in the October 17 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.