Sunday 29 January 2023

We meet for worship on Sunday in Bowden Kirk at 9.30am and in Melrose Church at 11.00am when we’ll be looking at another story featuring Jesus and Mary – the Wedding at Cana.

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

World Leprosy Day

Sunday 29th January is World Leprosy day. The Leprosy Mission Scotland appeal this year is, “Greater Heights” and is for funds to build a new research centre at Anandaban Hospital in Nepal. The present lab was damaged by earthquakes. This new facility will enable groundbreaking research to continue to help end leprosy globally. You can give at

Information leaflets and other materials will be available and blue collecting boxes can be handed in and replaced.

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.

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 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.

Melrose Historical & Archaeological Association

The next lecture evening will be held in Marmion’s@The Wynd at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 7th February, when John Wood will be presenting an illustrated lecture on – ‘The Earl of Buchan’s Dryborough 1785-1829’.

All are welcome. Free to members. £4 for visitors.

Bowden Community Café

This continues to meet on the third Wednesday of each month. In Bowden Village Hall at 11am on 15th February 2023. All welcome.

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

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 Co-op stores in Melrose and Earlston. Money to buy perishable items can be donated at Thank you!

Church Choir

The choir rehearses on Sundays at 09.45am. Any additional members will be made very welcome. Thank you.

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.