would like to involve the community as much as possible in these
services so if you have any suggestions or feedback, or would like to
participate in or offer pictures for future services please e-mail
The full versions of three of the pieces the music
included in the Sunday Service for the 22nd November are available
through YouTube. They are listed here. Click on the title to listen to
them on YouTube.
You can also buy pieces 3 and 4 through Amazon and through Apple iTunes.
With limited numbers in the two of our churches that are currently open, we are facing a growing challenge to fund our services, pastoral care and support, and the maintenance of our buildings and facilities.
The Church of Scotland has a web page which allows you to contribute specifically to the local funds required for this work. If you would like to help out please go to the Donate to the Church page, click on Donate to a Congregation, type in the name of the congregation and proceed from there.
If you buy from Amazon then another way of donating is through Amazon Smile. Skirling and Broughton are now registered with Amazon Smile so if you click on one of the links below and place an order then a commission will go to our churches.
Christmas Gift Services in Skirling & Stobo
A chance to gift something to those who deserve better at Christmas, Young Carers in the Scottish Borders and Edinburgh The Old Kirk and Muirhouse in the West Pilton district of Edinburgh usually benefit from our gift collections. Clearly this has become tricky so we would like to suggest that people purchase gift certificates - you can buy certificates that can be used in several stores. We can then post them to the two causes ensuring that they arrive safely and in plenty of time to be distributed before Christmas morning.
Gifts can be handed in or posted to any of those on the contact list on the inside back page of this magazine. The churches themselves have limited seating so if you would like to attend either service please contact Isobel Hunter for Skirling or Jane Gillham for Stobo, There will be collection points in Broughton Village Store and Skirling Village Hall.
St Francis and the Environmental Crisis
This reflection was presented by Rev Pamela Strachan as part of the Parishes of Upper Tweeddale Zoom Communion Service held on Sunday 27th September. It's worthy of a wider audience so Pamela has kindly recorded it for use on our web site. You can also read a transcript of the reflection by clicking here.
Clydesdale and Peeblesshire Foodbanks
This year, for our harvest festival thanksgiving, we are asking people to donate to one (or both) of the two local foodbanks. The main hub for Clydesdale Foodbank is in Carluke and there are satellite sites in Lanark, Biggar, Douglas and Kirkmuirhill. Peebleshire, as the name implies, covers what was once the county of Peebleshire (now Tweeddale).
Referrals to foodbanks have increased throughout the country due to coronavirus and both foodbanks are heavily dependent on local donations. Please give generously.
From the Ashes We Shall Rise Again - Film from Beirut
Following on from our service of the 23rd August which was dedicated to the people of Lebanon, Rev. Pamela Strachan's fellow students at NEST (North East School of Theology) told her about this powerful film produced by Jhony Azeir. Please continue to include the people of Lebanon in your thoughts and prayers.
Christian Aid has an appeal running to raise money for the Lebanon crisis. Click here to visit their appeal site
Our service for Lebanon of the 23rd can be viewed in the Weekly Services page.
Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief!
Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief
For many, there’s still something of a taboo about death, dying and bereavement in Scotland. We have to face it when someone close to us dies and we’re grateful for funeral directors and clergy who steer us through the process.
However, I’ve been struck by how many people confide that they wish they’d given these matters much more thought in advance and had considered some end-of-life preparation well ahead of a loved one’s death - or even had some of these important conversations with family members beforehand. More
Broughton Kirk at 10am
Tweedsmuir Kirk at 10am
Skirling Kirk at 11.30am
Stobo Kirk at 11.30am
Candlelit Lessons and Carols in Drumelzier Kirk
20 December 2020
Coming Soon... Candlelit Lessons and Carols in Drumelzier Kirk Sunday 20 December 2020