History of the Bowden Kirk Bowden Kirk is one of the oldest, most picturesque and interesting of Scottish Parish Churches.  Founded in 1128 A.D. by the monks of Kelso and therefore older than Melrose and Dryburgh abbeys, it has been, for nearly 900 years, a centre of religious life. The fabric of the church has… Continue reading Bowden

Melrose Church

History of the Church in Melrose For over thirteen centuries Christian worship has been offered up within the parish of Melrose, beginning at Old Melrose, two and a half miles down the river from this spot, continuing in the Cistercian Abbey until the Reformation and, in due course, in this Church on the Weir Hill.… Continue reading Melrose Church