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 17th January 2021 Minister's Reflection.
Our church buildings are currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions. The theme for the service is taken
from the hymn above, 'You warmly in your love enfold and keep us through life's wintry days'.
There are other worship opportunities on Sunday. On BBC 1 Scotland at 11.30am Reflections from the Quay will be
presented by Rev Jane Denniston, Campsie Parish Church, and Father John Deighan, St Machan's, Lennoxtown.
Songs of Praise is at 1.15pm. On BBC Scotland at 12 noon Sunday Mass comes from St Thomas the Apostle Parish
Church in Neilston, led by Father Jonathan Whitworth.
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 join Christians around the country in prayer at 7.00pm.
Sunday 17th January 2021 Moderator's Service.
The Moderator, Rt Rev Martin Fair, has curated a service. You may wish to join church folk from around
Scotland in worship the YouTube link is live on Sunday morning.
Thursday 13th January 2021 Minister's Mid week reflection.
Sunday 10th January 2021 Moderator's Service Online.
Click on the image below to listen to the Sunday service.
Thursday 7th January 2021 Minister's Mid week reflection.
Firstly, can we wish you a Happy New Year. Though we have a difficult start to that year in prospect. As you
will be aware we have been asked to close our church buildings once again so we will be reverting to online
and telephone worship until that situation changes. The church office will also be closed and Helen will be
working from home. She can be contacted by email - firstname.lastname@example.org
On the church Facebook page you will find a reflection for Epiphany entitled Chalking the Door. In
time it will be posted on the church website.
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.