Sunday 21 April 2024

We meet for worship 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.


Church Choir

The Choir rehearses in Melrose Church on Sunday mornings at 9.45am. New members always welcome! (No rehearsal this Sunday!)


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.


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!  


Abbey Consort

Given the recent disappointing weather, Abbey Consort, directed by Jim Letham would like to offer some South American sparkle to lift your mood. “Musica Argentina” features an exciting mix of music – Misa Tango (Martin Palmeri), Indianas (6 lovely songs by Carlos Guastavino – “the Schubert of the pampas”) and two instrumental tangos (Oblivion and Libertango) by Piazzolla. The Mass is being given its Scottish premiere but has been gaining in world-wide popularity since it was sung to mark the inauguration of the Cardinal of Buenos Aires to the position of Pope (Pope Francis) in 2013. Wilton Church, Hawick, is the venue at 19.00 on Saturday, 27th April. It promises to be a memorable occasion and it would be great to have you in the audience. 


Organ Recital

An organ recital by John Kitchen to mark completion of the work on the organ will be given onSunday 28th April at 3.00pm in Melrose Parish Church.


Old Melrose Guided Walks

A guided walk through 2000 years of history.  Tuesday afternoons – 7th May, 4th June, 2nd July, 6th August, 3rd September and 1st October.  Meet at Old Melrose Tearoom at 1.30pm. Adults £4, children free, dogs on lead at all times. Contact:  omwalks@gmail.com


Messy Church

Messy Church meets on the second Sunday of the month at 3.00pm in Melrose Church and Hall. We explore Bible stories with song, craft, games and fun. Messy Church is for all ages. Members of the congregation are most welcome to come along and watch or join in. Children must be accompanied by an adult. We’re taking a break in April. Our next Messy Church is on Sunday 12 May, the start of Christian Aid Week.


Worship and Fellowship at St John’s

We meet in St John’s Care Home on the second Tuesday of the month at 2.00pm for a short service of worship followed by afternoon tea. Our next service is on Tuesday 14 May. You are warmly invited to come along and share this time with the residents.


Bowden Community Cafe

The Bowden Community Cafe meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11am in Bowden Village Hall. The next Cafe is on 15 May 2024. All very welcome.


Musical Memories 

For people living with Dementia and their partners or carers.  In the Blue Room at Langlee Community Centre, Galashiels from 10.30 – 12.00 on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month. Fun, lively sessions of singing in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.  Contact:  Prue Pullen – pruepullen@hotmail.com or phone 07806 619989 


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 https://www.justgiving.com/galashielsfoodbank Thank you!


Eco Congregation

We collect and recycle stamps (World Mission project to help establish tree nurseries in Central Africa), small 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.