Christmas 2021

As we approach Christmas we’re once again living through difficult and unsettling days as the Omicron variant spreads at speed. I hope you are able to enjoy some time with family and friends. Christmas worship is both online and in person (but please think carefully about attending church…. safety first!)  The orders of service are attached.

Before coming to worship and meeting up with those from other households you are asked to take a Lateral Flow Test. Facemasks must be worn, unless exempt, and 1 metre distancing observed, 2 metres for those unmasked.

Christmas Services

We have united services over Christmas – please note the venues!

Friday 24 December – a Christingle Service will be posted on our church website and Facebook page.

Friday 24 December, 11.30pm – Watchnight Service in Melrose Parish Church. (Livestreamed)

Saturday 25 December, 11.00am – Christmas Day Service in Bowden Kirk. (A Christmas Day podcast will be posted.)

Sunday 26 December, 11.00am – Sunday Worship in Melrose Church. (Livestreamed)

Television and Radio

There are other worship opportunities On BBC1 on Christmas Eve at 23.45pm the Watchnight Service comes from Greyfriars Church in Edinburgh. On Christmas Day at 10.00am there is worship from Coventry Cathedral followed at 11.00am by Reflections from the Quay, repeated on BBC Scotland at 7.00pm. On Sunday Songs of Praise is at 1.15pm. New Every Sunday is at 7.30am on Radio Scotland and Sunday Worship at 8.10am on Radio 4. Both will be available afterwards on BBC Sounds. There will be many other Christmas options….

A Happy Christmas to you and yours.