Sunday 25 December 2022

Come and join us in our Christmas celebrations…

Christingle Service

Bring a Christingle to our service on Saturday 24 December at 6.00pm in Melrose Church. All welcome.

Watchnight Service

Our Watchnight Service is at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve in Melrose Church. The order of service is attached. (No service in Bowden)

Christmas Day

Our Christmas Day Service is at 11.00am in Bowden Kirk. (No service in Melrose) Bring the family, bring one of your presents, come and join in the fun…

The services in Melrose are livestreamed and you can watch on our Facebook page or church website. A worship podcast based on our Christmas services will be posted on Facebook and Instagram on Friday evening. You can listen on 01896 808551

New Year’s Day

Worship in Bowden Kirk at 9.30am and in Melrose Church at 11.00am. We will be celebrating the Sacrament of Baptism in Melrose.


December has been a very busy month in the church, a lot going on, not least the Memorial Service last Monday with all that entailed. Alan and Yvonne Young have just about been living in the church…. We extend our grateful thanks to them for their commitment and willingness to go the extra mile! It is much appreciated. Thanks also to John Wilson and Jim Letham, our organists, for their wonderful music each week and to the choir for their commitment and much enjoyed contributions to worship. Tracey became our Church Secretary earlier in the year. It has been a steep learning curve but she has settled in well and is coping with the Christmas printing marathon! Again, a big thank you to her, and to Karen who keeps Bowden Kirk clean and tidy.

Open Door

Come along to our weekly Open Door every Thursday, 10.00am-12noon, when the hall will be open for tea, coffee, company and chat. If you would like to join the rota of helpers there’s a sign-up sheet in the church kitchen. Thank you!

Galashiels Foodbank

With the cost of living crisis it is anticipated that many will be seeking help from the local Foodbank. Donations of food can be left at the pickup points in Galashiels at ASDA, M&S, Poundland, and Iceland, as well as Coop stores in Melrose and Earlston. Money to but perishable items can be donated at you!

Eco congregation Christmas Reminder!

In these days wasting food is both a budget issue and environmental. Try the website for ideas about how to reduce waste and use up leftover food.

Many people want to understand why black plastic can’t go in the recycling bin. This is because of the dye that is used to make it. ‘Carbon Black’ can’t be read by the technology used to sort the mixed recycling. There is research going on to change this we just have to be patient.

Church Choir

The choir will be taking a break over Christmas.

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.