Sunday 20 August 2023

We meet for worship on Sunday at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk and 11.00am in Melrose Church. Melrose services are livestreamed, and you can watch on our Facebook page or church website. A podcast based on the service is posted on Saturday evening.

Over the summer we’re visiting the churches who were recipients of Paul’s letters in the New Testament. So far we’ve been to Rome, Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus and Philippi. This week we’re off to Colossae.

Sunday 27 August – Thessalonica

We welcome Sarah Cook, who is training for ministry and doing a 5 week placement with Rosie. Sarah lives in Newton St Boswell’s and is entering her final year at Highland Theological College.

Melrose in Bloom

Summer Garden Party – Sunday 20th August, 2.30 – 4.30pm in Harmony Gardens Tickets £10. Contact: 01896 822321 or 823911

Messy Church Planning Meeting

If you would like to be involved with Messy Church we are having a planning meeting at 7pm on Tuesday 22 August in Melrose Church Hall to prepare for the session ahead. Messy Church is on the second Sunday of the month at 3.00pm. Sundays 10 September, 8 October, 12 November and 10 December.

Pilgrimage Taster Day

Lothian and Borders Presbytery is holding a Pilgrimage Taster Day on Saturday 26 August. Meeting in Melrose Church at 9.30am, walking St Cuthbert’s Way over the Eildons to Bowden Kirk, stopping for lunch in St Boswells Church, finishing at Maxton Church by 4.00pm. (Just over 10 miles.) It’s open to anyone. For more details and to sign up please contact Peter Wood

Walk this ancient path. Meet with other folk from our Presbytery. Reflect and pray together.

Old Melrose Walk. Tuesday 5th September 2023

Starting from the Old Melrose Tearoom, off the A68, at 1:30 p.m.

A guided walk through 2000 years of history, including the site of the monastery where St.Cuthbert began his religious life. Adults £4, children free. Dogs must be kept on leads at all times.

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!

Eco Congregation

We collect and recycle stamps (World Mission project to help establish tree nurseries in Central Africa), egg boxes (for the Galashiels Food Bank), specs (for re-use in the Philippines), plastic milk bottle tops (supporting cancer and palliative care charities). We also have collection boxes for batteries and printer cartridges…. PLEASE NOTE We are no longer collecting blister packs as there is no-one prepared to recycle them.

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

Choir practices have stopped for the summer, resuming on Sunday 3 September.

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.