Saturday 11 June – The Roxburgh Singers, conducted for the last time by Marion Dodd, will be performing the Mozart Requiem and Pergolesi Magnificat in Melrose Parish Church at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, proceeds to the Disasters Emergency Committee for Ukraine.
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.
Melrose services are livestreamed, and you can join us on our church website or Facebook page or watch the recording thereafter. www.bowdenandmelrosechurch.org The order of service is attached. A worship podcast based on the Family Service will be posted on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday evening. You can also listen on 01896 808551.
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 have resumed in the Church Hall on Sunday mornings at 10.00 a.m. New members will be made very welcome.
Our minister can be contacted on 01896 822217 or RFrew@churchofScotland.org.uk
The Church office contact details are 01896 823339 or email@example.com – Tracey is there on Tuesday and Friday mornings between 9.00a.m. and 12 noon.