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.
Mid week Reflection 1st July
Messy Church - 24th June 2020
To open the PowerPoint click on the image to the right or on this link.
Jonah and the Big Fish
There is a PowerPoint to help tell the story and then a series of activities to enjoy.
Sunday 28th June Minister's Reflection
Welcome to worship with Bowden and Melrose Church online.
As well as this reflection there are other opportunities for joining in worship on Sunday. On BBC1 Scotland
Reflections at the Quay is at 11.45am. Rev Dr Sonia Blakesley and Rev Dr Colin Dow, Glasgow City Free Church
bring you this week's reflections. Music from Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey. Songs of Praise is at 1.15pm.
You are invited to light a candle and join in prayer at 7.00pm
For those you know who do not have internet access, but would appreciate hearing the reflection, either
give them a phone and let them listen that way or tell them to phone 01896 808551. They will hear a short
welcome message and then, after 10 seconds, the recording begins.
Today's episode of Reflections At The Quay on BBC One Scotland at 11.45am. Rev Dr Sonia Blakesley and Rev Dr
Colin Dow, Glasgow City Free Church bring you this week's reflections. Music from Ross Ainslie and Tim Edey. Songs
of Praise is at 1.15pm.
Catch up afterwards on BBC iPlayer:
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.