Sunday 31 July 2022

On Sunday 31 July we meet for worship at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk and 11.00am in Melrose Church for the second in a series of four services based on the Book of Ruth in the Old Testament. 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 based on the Melrose service will be posted on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday evening. You can also listen on 01896 808551.


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.


Church Fete

The Church Fete is on Saturday 6th August, 2.00-4.00pm in Bowden Village Hall. Entrance (including afternoon tea) is £3. All welcome!

Anyone with donations for the stalls can leave them with Liz Sanderson or Irene Armstrong or contact:

CAKE & CANDY – Anne Wilkie 01835 823727

RAFFLE – Colin Armstrong 01835 823591

PLANTS & PRODUCE -Liz Sanderson 01835 822736

BRIC -A- BRAC and BOOKS – Ken Swinton 01835 822606

BOTTLE STALL –John Gaddie 01835 823590

TEAS (Baking) – Sarah Gant 01835 822717


Church Newsletter

The next Church Newsletter will be distributed mid-August. Could you send any items for inclusion to the minister or the office by Sunday 7 August 2022. Thanks.


Bowden Flower Rota

Volunteers needed to add their names to the Bowden Flower Rota


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.



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.


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.