Christmas and New Year 2023

Christmas Eve – Sunday 24 December

9.30am – Service of Lessons and Carols in Bowden Kirk

11.00am – Service of Lessons and Carols in Melrose Church

6.00pm – Christingle Service in Melrose Church

11.30pm – Watchnight Service in Melrose Church


Christmas Day – Monday 25 December

11.00am – Christmas Day service in Bowden Kirk

Offerings on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be split between 2 charities we support – Galashiels Foodbank and The Leprosy Mission Scotland.


We meet for worship on Sunday 31 December at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk, 11.00am in Melrose Church. Melrose services are livestreamed, and you can watch on our Facebook page or church website. A worship podcast based on the service will be posted on the church’s Facebook and Instagram pages on Saturday evening. You can listen by phoning 01896 808551


Bowden Community Café

The Bowden Community Cafe meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11am in Bowden Village Hall. The next Cafe is on 20 December. All very welcome.


Open Door

Come along to our weekly Open Door every Thursday, 10.00am-12noon, when Melrose Church 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!


Worship and Fellowship at St John’s

We meet in St John’s Care Home for a short service of worship followed by afternoon tea on the second Tuesday of the month at 2.00pm. You are warmly invited to come along and share this time with the residents. Our next service is on Tuesday 9 January 2024.


Messy Church

Messy Church meets on the second Sunday of the month at 3.00pm in Melrose Church and Hall. Our next meeting is on Sunday 14 January 2024. Messy Church is for families however members of the congregation are most welcome to come along and watch or join in. Children must be accompanied by an adult.