Presbyterianism is a denomination of Christianity which adheres to the Calvinist tradition within Protestantism.[1] Originating primarily in Scotland,[1] Presbyterian churches are governed on a local level by a minister and a group of equally-ranked elected elders, and on a regional and national level by courts of ministers and elders.[2]

Robert McGonagall Snr, father of Minerva McGonagall, was a Presbyterian minister with a parish in Caithness.[3]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Presbyterianism" on Wikipedia
  2. "Presbyterianism" on Oxford Dictionaries
  3. Pottermore biography of Minerva McGonagall (transcription available here)
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