Sunday 28 April 2024

An organ recital by John Kitchen to mark completion of the work on the organ will be given on Sunday 28th April at 3.00pm in Melrose Parish Church. Tickets £10 at the door, includes refreshments.


Sunday 28 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.


United Service

As part of our Local Church Review by Presbytery we will be coming together for worship on Sunday 5 May at 11.00am in Melrose Church. (No service in Bowden.) Following the service the Review Team are keen to meet the congregation over coffee in the Church Hall.

 
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!  

Messy Church Planning Meeting

The Messy Church Team will be planning our next 2 sessions on Thursday 2 May at 7.00pm in the Church Hall. Please come along if you would like to get involved or find out more.


Church Newsletter

Items for inclusion in the Summer edition of the Church Newsletter should be with Rosie or Tracey in the Church Office by Monday 6 May 2024. Thank you.


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), 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 The Food Bank no longer needs egg boxes!