Bowden and Melrose Parish Church

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




COVID-19 News, Reflections and Support Information

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 31st January 2021 – Minister's Reflection.
Our church buildings are currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Welcome to worship with Bowden and Melrose Church. There are other worship opportunities on Sunday. On BBC 1 Scotland at 11.30am Reflections from the Quay will be presented by the Very Reverend Lorna Hood and includes an interview with Sir Harry Burns, former Chief Medical Officer for Scotland. Songs of Praise is at 1.15pm. On BBC Scotland at 12 noon Reverend Jack Graham leads the Sunday worship from Parkhead Congregational Church in Glasgow. 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. This Sunday, as the UK records 100,000 deaths from Covid-19, Christians across the country – and further afield – will once again join together in prayer and reflection at 7pm in response to the pandemic.

Wednesday 27th January 2021 – Minister's Mid week reflection.

Sunday 24th January 2021 – Minister's Reflection.
Our church buildings are currently closed due to coronavirus restrictions.

Moderator's Service
The Moderator, Rt Rev Martin Fair, has curated a service on the theme of Christian Unity. You may wish to join church folk from around Scotland in worship. The YouTube link goes live on Sunday morning.
https://youtu.be/ESj9P4y7cgoClick on this link to watch https://youtu.be/ESj9P4y7cgo.

Television and Radio
There are other worship opportunities on Sunday. Timings and channels are slightly different this week. On BBC Scotland at 12 noon the Rev Peter White leads the worship from Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church in Glasgow. On BBC2 Songs of Praise is at 1.15pm. On BBC 1 Scotland at 2.05pm Reflections from the Quay will be presented by the Rev Aniko Schutz Bradwell and the Rev Diana Hall. 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.

Prayer
You are invited to join Christians around the country in prayer at 7.00pm.

Messy Church – 24th January 2021

Enjoy the latest Messy Church activites that relate to the Twelve Friends of Jesus.
Click on this links to open up the stories and activity sheets.

Wednesday 20th January 2021 – Minister's Mid week reflection.

Sunday 17th January 2021 – Minister's Reflection.

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. https://youtu.be/nGhsVhTjW5g.

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.

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