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 at various times of the 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 8th October at 10.15am will be conducted by Rev Marion Dodd, during this service we will celebrate Holy Communion. Refreshments will be served after the service. All welcome. 

Advance notice that the service on Sunday 15th October will be our Harvest Service.

The Church are running an ALPHA course in the church, starting on Tuesday 12th September at 7pm. Thereafter meeting each Tuesday in the church at 7pm. Alpha is an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. It is designed for people who are not church goers but also people who want to explore faith. It aims to discuss the big questions of life in a way that is low key, unpressurised and respectful - whatever views are held.

If you would like further information then please give us a call on 01896 849105 and leave a message with your name and contact details and someone will get back in touch. Thank you for your interest.

 You can view a trailer for the course by clicking here

BLYTHSWOOD SHOE BOX APPEAL- The local appeal is underway and filled boxes are due to be collected in our area on Monday 23rd October. If you would like to contribute by filling a box leaflets are available at Donaldson's The Butchers or The Chemist  in Earlston. Covered boxes and leaflets are available at the Church or the Community Cafe (see times below). Filled boxes can be left at the Church, or 8 Leaderdale Crescent or call 07904154874 to arrange for collection.

COMMUNITY CAFE - is open Wednesday's from 10.30am to 12 noon, in the church hall. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served. 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. 

The Earlston Community Larder and Foodshare will be open in the church hall during the Cafe times on a Wednesday.

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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