- Earlston Parish Church
- TD4 6DE
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
During Advent the Open Plate is being donated to Bethany Christian Trust which is dedicated to ending Homelessness in Scotland.
Sunday 11th December, the third Sunday in Advent, the service at 10.15am will be conducted by Rev Marion Dodd. Later that day there will be a TIME TO REMEMBER Service at 2.30pm for anyone that has been bereaved or finds this time of year difficult. Refreshments will be served after both services. All Welcome.
Sunday 18th December the service at 10.15am will be conducted by Mr Jimmy McLean. Prayer support will be in the church later that day at 6.30pm.
There will be Carol Singing in the Square at 7pm on Wednesday 21st December, accompanied by Jedforest Instrumental Band.
On Christmas Eve there will be a "Primary Praise" Service at 6.30pm which the Primary School children will take part in.
The Christmas Day service at 10.15am will be a Lessons and Carols service.
BLYTHSWOOD SHOEBOX APPEAL- The Guild are very grateful for the filled shoeboxes donated. They collected 62 boxes as well as many bags of knitted teddies, hats, blankets and baby clothes. The support for this cause is very much appreciated.
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.
From 30th November 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
The photograph of Black Hill is by courtesy of Lisa Bryson; Earlston Church by Ron Darling
Scottish Charity SC003895