Bowden and Melrose Parish Church

Church Office, Weirhill, St Mary's Road, Melrose. TD6 9LJ
Telephone : 01896 823339 E-mail :
Scottish Charity No: SCO 06480

In January 2007 the congregations of Melrose Parish and Bowden Parish were united to form Bowden & Melrose Congregation. This is now a congregation with two places of worship under the Ministry of Rev A G Bennett who was formally the minister in Melrose.
This is a Church of Scotland congregation and offers a welcome to all its members, visitors and those new to either of the two communities, or indeed from outwith the Parish boundary.

Bowden Kirk
Melrose Church

Bowden Kirk

Melrose Church

Sunday services are held at Bowden Church at 9.30 AM and at Melrose Church at 11.00 AM.

Holy Week services, both Ecumenical and Parish can be downloaded by clicking on this link. It is hoped that members and visitors will be able to join in several of the Holy Week services.

With Easter approaching, the details of all Holy Week services are highlighted on the Calendar section. These services start on Monday 14th April and run through to Easter Sunday, the 20th April.

The original website for the church was outdated and this new look website is now active but still undergoing further development. While this development is taking place the detail on the site is restricted and not all the links are currently functioning. We are however offering most of the essential data using elements of the navigation bar or the links below.

Within the current magazine there are a number of interesting articles and we would particularly draw members and friends attention to the following topic :-
  • Zimbe Concert
  • Annual Financial Report
  • Pilgrim Visitors
  • UP up top at Melrose (Abbey restoration work)

Alongside the two churches the town of Melrose has the Roman Catholic High Cross Church, and the Scottish Episcopal Church of Holy Trinity.

The Parish Church endeavours to provide a service to all the community, both member and non-member alike. The buildings are in almost daily use by the people of Melrose and in the following pages we provide information on the many ways in which the Parish Churches forms a vital part of the two Communities.

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