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

On Sunday 28th July the service at 10.15am will be led by Dr John Burns. Refreshments will be served after the service.  All welcome.

On Sunday 4th August the service at 10.15am will be conducted by Mr Jimmy McLean. Refreshments will be served after the service. All Welcome.

EARLSTON PRAISE - Sunday 18th August at 6.30pm in the Church. You are invited to come along for an informal time of singing and prayer. Led by musicians from local churches, this is an opportunity for anyone living in the Earlston area to worship and pray together with others who attend different churches, or none. Refreshments will be served, with plenty of time to chat and share. For more information contact Gill Yellowlees on 07747757214. All Welcome

COMMUNITY CAFE AND LARDER- Earlston Community Cafe and Larder Foodshare  is open Wednesday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon, in the church hall.  Come along for a cup of tea or coffee, with biscuits, and a friendly chat. No charge, but donations are welcome. We have a toddler play area in the main hall, and parents or carers with little ones can make use of the quiet lounge.  Free food is available from the Earlston Community Development Trust Larder Foodshare. This is good food that would otherwise go to waste, and is for anyone to collect. Donations of food are also accepted. For more information contact Gill Yellowlees on 07747757214. 

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


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