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 3rd June
Messy Church - 3 June 2020
Gideon the Brave
There is a PowerPoint to help tell the story and then a series of activities to enjoy.
To open the PowerPoint click on the image to the right or on this link.
Sunday 31st May Minister's Reflection
Welcome to worship with Bowden and Melrose Church online. This is Communion Sunday and so you are invited
to join in this Celebration of the Lord's Supper. Please be prepared to take part by having a piece
of bread and a glass of juice or wine to hand.
You are also invited to join with congregations across Scotland and beyond in a special act of worship
for Pentecost led by the Moderator Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair. This is available on the
Church of Scotland
website and Facebook page from 10.00am. A picture taken at our Easter Service on the Eildons in 2019
features towards the end.
There are other opportunities for joining in worship today. On BBC1 Scotland at 10.00am there is a
celebration for Pentecost, Sunday Worship at 11.00am, Reflections at the Quay at 11.30am, and Songs
of Praise at 3.00pm.
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.
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.