COVID-19 News, Reflections and Support Information
Church services in Melrose Parish Church have resumed and at Bowden kirk as of 8th November. There will be
limits on the numbers who can attend this being 50 in Melrose and between 9 and 18 in Bowden.
Additionally all church meetings and events are still cancelled.
During this time we have found new ways of keeping in touch, supporting one another, and being good neighbours.
This page provides current reflections, prayers and helpful resources for our members and the wider community.
This can be in the form of downloadable text, audio clips or video. There are also links below to older on-line
material split between the Minister's Reflections and the
Messy Church Powerpoints and Activities.
Sunday 25th October Minister's Service Online.
Sunday 25th October Minister's Reflection.
Welcome to worship with Bowden and Melrose Church online. This reflection is based on tomorrow’s 11.00am service in Melrose Church.
You can come aloing - there is no longer any need to book a seat - however, we can only accommodate 50 people maximum. Face masks must be worn.
You can join those worshipping in the church live here on Facebook at 11.00am or you can watch the recording later.
There are other worship opportunities on Sunday. On BBC Scotland at 12noon Father Tom Boyle will lead a service from St Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenock. On BBC1 Scotland Songs of Praise is at 1.15pm. New Every Sunday is on at 7.30am on Radio Scotland and Sunday Worship at 8.10am on Radio 4. Both will be available afterwards on BBC Sounds.
You are invited to light a candle and join in prayer at 7.00pm
Mid week Reflection 21st October
Messy Church 21st October
The beginning of November is a time for remembering as we celebrate All Saints Day, Bonfire Night, Remembrance
Sunday and Armistice Day. Here are some Messy Church activities to help you celebrate and remember.
Click on the links below to open up.
Sunday 18th October Minister's Service Online.
Sunday 18th October Minister's Reflection.
In addition to the reflections and resources that are being provided on this website the following may also be useful
links to a wide range of Church of Scotland on-line services.
Past Reflections and Messy Church resources in chronological order can be viewed and accessed by clicking on
the new ON LINE PAGES.