The church's website is always subject to updating. This has been particularly so as a result
of the COVID pandemic. Further change is almost certain even when church services fully resume and it is
anticipated that Church On-Line will remain an important element.
Earlier changes that impacted the website resulted from the
regulations on GDPR and its impact on personal data protection and how it impacts on religious organisations.
For this reason the website no longer contain open access to duty rotas and over the last few months the website has seen some changes in its
navigation and the introduction of a "Members & Friends" password protected section where all the congregational rotas
can be viewed.
Regardless of these changes the webmaster remain keen to
receive news that tells more about the work of the congregation and its 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 open access to 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 November to the mid March 2020 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.
The current Door Duty and other Rotas are available but they are only accessible through the "Members & Friends" section of the website.
This requires you to enter a password which is available to all members of the congregation.
- Minister's Letter - Camino experience
- Messy Church Christmas
- Melrose Churches Together - Glimpses of God
- Crisis Christmas
- Street Pastors - Letter of thanks
The Church being fully aware of the GDPR Data Protection Legislation, which has been in 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 Bowden and Melrose Parish Church 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 Melrose buildings
are in almost daily use and Bowden Kirk is a popular stopping point on St Cuthbert's Way. In the following pages we provide
information on the many
ways in which the Parish Church plays a vital part within the Community.
Bowden & Melrose Parish Church is a Fairtrade congregation.