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 29th November Minister's Service Online.
Sunday 29th November Minister's Reflection.
Welcome to worship with Bowden and Melrose Church online.
This reflection includes a Celebration of the Lord's Supper have a piece of bread and a glass of wine or
juice ready if you want to take part and is based on today's Service of Worship at 9.30am in Bowden Kirk
and 11.00am in Melrose Church. In Bowden Kirk we can accommodate between 9 and 18 people, in Melrose Church
it's between 38 and 50, depending on the number of households present. If we reach the capacity for the
building regretfully you will be turned away.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
There are other worship opportunities on Sunday. On BBC Scotland at 12noon you can watch The Service
an Advent Sunday service conducted by Rev David Randall of Falkirk Free Church. On BBC1 Scotland Sunday Worship
from Brecon Cathedral is at 10.30am with Songs of Praise at 12.20pm. 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 25th November
Sunday 22nd November Minister's Service Online.
Messy Church 22nd November
Enjoy an Advent story and wordsearch. Prepare for Advent by making an Advent Calendar. Take part in our
Christmas Challenge. Make a nativity mobile.
Click on the links below to open up.
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.