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


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

Sunday 5th December the service at 10.15am in the church will be conducted by Mr Tom Burnham.  Names and contact numbers will still be taken when you arrive at church for the Test and Protect regulations. Prayer Support will be held in the church at 6.30pm that night. Face coverings must be worn at all times and follow the guidance of the Officers on duty please. 

During Advent our Open Plate Offerings will be donated to CROSSREACH, a charity overseen by the Social Care Council of the Church Of Scotland.

Advance notice that there will be a "Time to Remember" service in the church at 2.30pm on Sunday 12th December.

The amount raised on The National Giving Day for Christian Aid is £1012.

BLYTHSWOOD SHOEBOX APPEAL- 58 filled shoeboxes were collected. Thank you to everyone that supported this.


The Community Cafe will be open on a Wednesday, 10.30am to 12noon, in the Church Hall. Covid precautions will be in accordance with both Scottish Government rules and Church of Scotland guidance. Names and contact details will be taken for Test and Protect. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms suggestive of covid, a cold, or any other viral illness. Do come and join us for a socially distanced chat. For more information 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

 

Scottish Charity SC003895