Earlston Parish Church

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



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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

In accordance with Government Guidelines there is no longer a need to be physically distanced in church. 

Sunday 24th October, the service in the church at 10.15 am will be conducted by Dr John BurnsNames and contact numbers will still be taken when you arrive at church for the Test and Protect regulations. Face coverings must be worn at all times and follow the guidance of the Officers on duty please. 

The amount raised so far on The National Giving Day for Christian Aid is £812.

BLYTHSWOOD SHOEBOX APPEAL-Earlston Church Guild are promoting the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal this year. If you would like to make up a shoebox yourself, or as a shared effort with others, you'll find the necessary leaflets available at Earlston Church, Donaldson's Butchers and Earlston Pharmacy. Collection points for the completed boxes are Earlston Church and 8 Leaderdale Crescent. Arrangements can also be made to have your box collected from home, or if you need any further help please contact: Anne Crighton on 01896 849661; Jane McLean on 07941198203 or Lesley Cowe 01896 848855. Completed shoeboxes must be in by Sunday 24th October.

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


or Daily worship at:


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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