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


On Sunday 3rd July the service at 10.15 am in the church will be conducted by Mr Tom Burnham when  Earlston Civic Week will get off to a harmonious start with a programme of Songs of Praise. The hymns are all old favourites selected by the Committee, and will be familiar to young and old, whether regular church-goers or not. Refreshments will be served afterwards by the Committee, observing social-distancing precautions. Do come and join the first Civic Week event since 2019. Prayer support will be held later that night at 6.30pm in the church.


CHRISTIAN AID - As there are no door to door collections the church has an online fundraising page which will continue to be available for a few weeks yet. These details can be found on the church Facebook Page or by emailing the Treasurer - click here to email. The retiring offering and the donations made to the church fundraising page have so far raised £524.


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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