COVID-19 News, Reflections and Support Information
All church services in both Bowden Kirk and Melrose Parish Church have been cancelled as of 16th March for the
foreseeable future. Additionally all church meetings and events are also cancelled.
During this time we have to find 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 2nd August Moderator's Reflection
This and next weeks reflections are to be provide while the Minister is on holiday will be provide by the
Moderator of the General Assembly, Right Rev Dr Martin Fair.
To listen to this Sunday's service click on the image above.
As well as this reflection there are other opportunities for joining in worship on Sunday. 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 are available thereafter on BBC Sounds.
You are invited to light a candle and join in prayer at 7.00pm
Sunday 26th July Minister's Reflection
Below you will find new Messy Church materials based on the story Jesus meeting with Zacchaeus along with
games and crafts which are ideal for nursery and primary school-aged children.
Messy Church - Sunday 26th July 2020
To open the PowerPoint click on the image to the right or on this link.
The Story of Jesus and the 10 Lepers
There is a PowerPoint to help tell the story and then a series of activities to enjoy.
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.