Sunday 15 January 2022

We meet for worship on Sunday in Bowden Kirk at 9.30am and in Melrose Church at 11.00am. We will be moving on from the birth of Jesus to his presentation at the Temple in Jerusalem, most particularly Simeon’s words to Mary, ‘And a sword will pierce your own soul too.’ The services in Melrose are livestreamed and you can watch on our Facebook page or church website. A worship podcast based on the service will be posted on Facebook and Instagram on Saturday evening. You can listen on 01896 808551

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!

Church Choir

The choir will resume rehearsals at 09.45 on Sunday, 15th January – when any additional members will be made very welcome. Thank you.

Greener Melrose

‘Meadows in the Borders’ is the first of three planned Café Conversations – January 17th at 7pm for a 7.30pm start in Marmions Back Room, Melrose (off the Wynd). Introduction by David Lintott of Merlindale. Everyone is welcome.

Bowden Community Café

This continues to meet on the third Wednesday of each month in Bowden Village Hall at 11am. All welcome. Forthcoming dates are 18th January 2023 and 15th February 2023.

Messy Church

Our next Messy Church is on Sunday 22 January, 3.00-5.00pm when the theme for the afternoon will be ‘You Are Special’. Stories, singing, crafts, games, food and fun….all welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bowden Coffee Morning

There will be a church coffee morning on Saturday 4th February from 10-12 noon in Bowden Village Hall in aid of Church Special Projects. There will be stalls and a raffle for which donations are most welcome.

Galashiels Foodbank

With the cost of living crisis many are 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 buy perishable items can be donated at Thank you!

Eco congregation Reminder!

Recycling glass can be made at recycling points and Community Recycling Centres in Scottish Borders.

Household waste disposal | Community recycling centres | Scottish Borders Council

Family Service

‘First Disciples’ is the theme of our next Family Service on Sunday 5 February at 10.00am in Melrose Church Hall. A warm welcome is extended to all. Rev Sara Embleton will be conducting worship at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk, 11.00am in Melrose Church.

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.