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Bowden and Melrose Parish Church

Church Office, Weirhill, St Mary's Road, Melrose. TD6 9LJ
Telephone : 01896 823339 E-mail :
Scottish Charity No: SC006480

The United congregation of Bowden & Melrose was formed in 2007 and retains both its two places of worship.
This is a Church of Scotland congregation within the Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles.
A very warm welcome awaits all be it to our 9.30 am Sunday worship in Bowden Kirk or the 11.00 am service in the larger church in Melrose.

Bowden Kirk

Melrose Church

The churches website is always subject to updating. This is especially true at this time as a result of the regulations on GDPR and its impact on personal data protection and how it impacts on religious organisations. For this reason the website will not contain open access to duty rotas and over the next period the website will see some changes in its navigation and the introduction of a "Members & Friends" password protected section.

Regardless of these forthcoming changes We remain keen to receive news that tell more about the work of the congregation and our activities within the local communities. Much of the work of the parish can be seen in our Parish Profile which although created in 2016 still offers some interesting information on the life and work of the congregation. This profile can be seen by clicking on this link.

The website continues to offer all of the essential news and information along with sections on the churches history and past editions of the parish magazine. This data can be accessed via the navigation bar above or the links below.

The current magazine for the period Mid February to Mid May is now available to download and view on line.

This current edition is packed full of interesting and thought provoking articles. As well as the usual information on church activities we would highlight the following.

  • Balancing the books - Treasurer's report
  • The Loprosy Mission - Heal Napal Appeal
  • Messy Church
  • World Mission Council Stamp Appeal
The current Door Duty and other Rotas are not presently available but they will in future be accesses from the website from within the password protected area. This will only happen once the website re-design has been concluded.

The Church being fully aware of the GDPR Data Protection Legislation, which has been into force since May 2018, has with support from the Church of Scotland legal department and our Parish Safeguarding Coordinator published the following two documents.

Both documents can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate link above.

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 form a vital part within the two Communities.

   Bowden & Melrose Parish Church is a Fairtrade congregation.

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