The congregation of Earlston Parish Church is generous in its charitable giving outwith the church, so we restrict the charities that we support from within the church.
Our parish is one of the most generous in the Presbytery, both per capita and absolutely. This is because of a dedicated group of collectors who steadfastly knock on doors during the fund-raising period.
BLYTHSWOOD TRUST SHOEBOXES
As the photograph shows, we collect a large number every year.
One of the projects of our Stewardship campaign was to identify an overseas congregation with whom to twin. This is now progressing: we have visited and been visited by Rev Rola Sleiman of Tripoli Presbyterian Church in Lebanon. In August 2018 we were visited by a young adult from the church in Lebanon, and in April 2019 a small group from Earlston visited Tripoli where we extended the bonds of friendship.
Guardian of the Shoeboxes
Scottish Charity SC003895