Sunday 26 June 2022

On Sunday 26 June we meet for worship at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk and 11.00am in Melrose Church. The theme is ‘Faith Comes by Hearing’.

Melrose services are livestreamed, and you can join us on our church website or Facebook page or watch the recording thereafter. A worship podcast based on the Melrose service will be posted on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday evening. You can also listen on 01896 808551.

During worship the following websites will be mentioned: (Here you can search for language and version, and download for android, ios or listen online. The reader of NIV anglicised has an English accent. In the App store search for Bible Is)

You can listen to David Suchet read the whole Bible free on YouTube. Available to buy on CD, audible etc – This is the project the minister is involved in. – This is the American project which is further ahead.

Study Leave and Holidays

The minister will be on Study Leave and then holiday from Wednesday 29 June until Tuesday 19 July. Rev Sara Embleton will be leading Sunday worship. Pastoral cover will be provided by neighbouring ministers.


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.

Those You Have Loved

Attracted a good and appreciative audience for a very attractive and varied programme of choral music. The generous donations from audience members means that The British Red Cross will benefit to the tune of £800 – an excellent sum. Thank you to all who were able to support the event.

Church Choir

Rehearsals have now stopped, but will resume at 10.00 on Sunday, 28thAugust when anyone who enjoys singing will be made very welcome.

Bowden Community Café

The next Community Café is on Wednesday 20th July at 11am in Bowden Village Hall. All are very welcome.

Bowden Flower Rota

Volunteers needed to add their names to the Bowden Flower Rota

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 9.00am and 12 noon.