Earlston Parish Church

  • Earlston Parish Church
  • Earlston
  • Berwickshire
  • TD4 6DE


Welcome

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Earlston Parish Church has occupied a prominent place in the village for many generations, probably at least as far back as the twelfth century. Today its fine Victorian architecture dominates the East End of Earlston, and its comfortable interior welcomes a great diversity of worshipers. Please come and join us, and enjoy your welcome afterwards with a cup of tea or coffee – you’ll find it hard to get away.

Morning worship is normally offered every Sunday at 10:15 (except on special occasions), with Holy Communion ten times a year.  There are also occasional weekday services.

Safeguarding Policy Statement 2010

Ensuring a Safe Church for All

The Church of Scotland has a deep concern for the wholeness and well-being of each individual. Through its congregations, working together with the Safeguarding Service and statutory agencies, the Church seeks to safeguard the welfare of all people who come into contact with the Church and its services.

The Gospel proclaims that it is the responsibility of everyone within the Church to prevent harm, be it physical, sexual or emotional, and we will always seek to reduce risk.

The Church's commitment to safeguarding remind us that God cares passionately about the welfare and well-being of all people.

Further details of the Church's theology of Safeguarding can be found in the For of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven General Assembly Report 2009.

Contacts: Church of Scotland Safeguarding Service 0131 240 2256- Click here to email

Earlston Parish Church Safeguarding Co-ordinator- Anne Crighton 01896 849661 - Click here to email


The service on Sunday 25th September at 10.15am will be conducted by Dr John Burns. Refreshments will be served after the service.  All welcome.


MESSY CHURCH is back and will be in the church hall on Saturday 24th September from 10.30am to 1pm. Messy church is a family event for children and their parents, grandparents or carers to share with the Earlston Church Family. All are welcome - no need to be church members - just come along on the day and join in the fun with crafts, games, story time and singing, followed by a light lunch. Youngsters must be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. For further information contact Anna Cove by click here to email or text or phone 07968247401.

BLYTHSWOOD SHOEBOX APPEAL - The Guild are collecting  filled shoeboxes for Blythwood Care.  They have some shoeboxes already covered that can be collected from the church for you to fill. Items for boxes can also be donated at the church. Filled shoeboxes should be returned to the church by 30th October or dropped off at 8 Leaderdale Crescent, Earlston.

COMMUNITY CAFE - is open Wednesday's from 10.30am to 12 noon, in the church hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms suggestive of Covid, a cold, or any other viral illness. We do not charge for refreshments - donations are welcome. ALL ARE WELCOME! Do come and join us for a chat. For more information please contact Gill on 07747757214.



Online services can be found on the Church of Scotland website at:

https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/worship/services-online

or Daily worship at:

https://www.sanctuaryfirst.org.uk/

Sunday worship is available on BBC Radio Scotland, live on Sundays at 7.30 am and

BBC Radio 4, live on Sundays at 8.10 am


We do not currently hold a regular Sunday School; children are always welcome to any service, there is a good selection of resources available in the dedicated area at the front of the sanctuary. Special provision has been made for wheelchairs in the body of the church.  

Above all, there are few aspects of village life in which Earlston Parish Church doesn’t play a prominent part. The quarterly Church & Community Magazine is distributed to every household in the parish, and contains news from many village organisations (select the About Us tab, and then Magazine). The annual service to celebrate the commencement of Civic Week has even taken place in the festive marquee in previous years. 

Spring Magazine available here.

We invite you to come and see for yourself!

For more details of our church and its activities in printed form click here: otherwise each
page of this website gives you similar information


The photograph of Black Hill is by courtesy of Lisa Bryson; Earlston Church by Ron Darling

 

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