Sunday 5 June 2022

General Assembly – Life and Work has once again published a FREE four page General Assembly Special Supplement for 2022 that can be viewed at

Church bells – We will be joining in a nationwide bell-ringing to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This will coincide with the Service of Thanksgiving being held at St Paul’s on Friday 3 June at 11.30am. 

Sunday – On Sunday we will be celebrating Pentecost and marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk and 11.00am in Melrose Church. Melrose services are livestreamed, and you can join us on our church website or Facebook page or watch the recording thereafter.  The order of service is attached. A worship podcast will be posted on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday evening. You can also listen on 01896 808551.

Sunday 12 June – There will be a Family Service at 10.00am in Melrose Church Hall. ‘Let’s go fly a kite!’

Worship in Bowden Kirk at 9.30am and Melrose Church at 11.30am will be conducted by Rev Sara Embleton. 

Bowden Community Café – The next Community Café is on Wednesday 15th June at 11am in Bowden village Hall. All are very welcome. 

Sunday 19 June

10.45am – Wreath laying at Melrose War Memorial

11.00am – Kirkin’ of the Melrosian

Worship in Bowden Kirk will be conducted by Rev Sara Embleton.

An afternoon of Music – Sunday 19 June

Those We Have Loved – A Midsummer Celebration of Life is the title of Abbey Consort’s programme on Sunday, 19th June, at 3.00 pm in Melrose Church. Directed by Jim Letham and accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble, the music ranges from Monteverdi to George Shearing, including favourites such as Handel’s thrilling, Zadok, the Priest and the same composer’s Hallelujah Chorus. As well as the uplifting pieces, there will be items of a more meditative nature – Fauré’s beautiful In Paradisum, Mozart’s Ave Verum, and other wellknown and lovely pieces of choral music. Entry is by donation (suggested minimum of £10), with refreshments during the interval. All profits will be donated to The British Red Cross. An afternoon of musical delights – your support will be greatly appreciated.


Gordon Chisholm, our Church Treasurer, has indicated that he wishes to stand down after many years in the role. We are most grateful to him for his commitment to the church. So, we are looking for a new Treasurer. The day-to-day bookkeeping is done by the Church Secretary. The Treasurer keeps a watching eye on the financial position, reports quarterly to the Finance Committee, and prepares the annual accounts. If you are interested, or know someone who might be, please speak to the minister or William Windram, the Session Clerk.

Coffee After Church

Teas and coffees are available after the Melrose service in the Church Hall. All are welcome and if you would like to join the rota of helpers, please send a message to the office.

Choir Rehearsals

Choir rehearsals have resumed in the Church Hall on Sunday mornings at 10.00 a.m. New members will be made very welcome.

Contact Details

Our minister can be contacted on 01896 822217 or

The Church office contact details are 01896 823339 or – Tracey is there on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 9.00a.m. and 12 noon