Sunday 11 September 2022

We meet for worship on Sunday 11 September at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk and 11.00am in Melrose Church when we’ll begin a series of services based on the Five Marks of Mission. This week, To Proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom. The Melrose service will be livestreamed, and you can watch on our church website or Facebook page or catch the recording thereafter. The order of service is attached. A worship podcast based on the service will be posted on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday evening. You can also listen on 01896 808551.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth

There will be an Ecumenical Service of Reflection on the life of Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday 18th September at 6.30pm in Melrose Parish Church led by Father Philip Blackledge and Rev Rosie Frew. All welcome.

Messy Church

Messy Church is on Sunday 18 September, 3.00-5.00pm in Melrose Church and hall. Our theme is The Good Stranger. Stories, singing, crafts, games, food and lots of fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All welcome.

Church Choir

No choir rehearsal this week. (Rehearsals are at 9.45am on Sunday mornings in ‘the upper room’ in Melrose when anyone who enjoys singing will be made very welcome.)

Crossreach Christmas Catalogue

Crossreach is the social care arm of the Church of Scotland. You can support their valuable work by buying from their Christmas catalogue. There are a few copies available in both church buildings.



Darnick Toddler Group meets on Wednesday mornings in Darnick Village Hall. They are looking for some helpers to assist during their meetings, helping set up, make snacks etc. Interested? Please contact Laura Murray on


If you have an hour to spare four times a year, the TCMC could be the place for you whether you are a regular church attender or not. The Trinity Centre was originally established on the basis of encouraging youth projects and other groups to meet from both churches in the area and the local community, so you don’t need to belong to a church but maybe just wish to bring people together to enjoy the Trinity Centre space. There are no special skills required, just a bit of enthusiasm for the future and a desire to meet like-minded people. For further enquiries, please contact Liz on or tel: 01896 209083.

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.

Bowden Flower Rota

Volunteers needed to add their names to the Bowden Flower Rota


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