Within Our Church Buildings
The St Andrew's Vestry is exploring ways in which to open up the church building, not only by making it more disability friendly, but also by creating additional spaces within it or around it in which acts of service to the local community and social events can take place. Given its architectural significance, this is a challenging task that must be 'got right', so please do hold our explorations in your prayers. In particular, please pray that the Vestry will make the right decisions - decisions that are according to God's will and that will enable a true 21st century ministry here.
Please see below the link to our list of Talents to be auctioned at our Summer Fair
We are also very proud to announce the Ordination of our very own Margaret Pedersen. This will take place on
Sunday 24th September
at St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
We will be making a coach available so we can join her to share such a wonderful achievement. There will be a soup and roll lunch after the 10am service then the bus to Edinburgh. The cost is £10 and there is a list at the back of the church to add your name to if you would like to join us.
The Kelso Food Bank
St Andrew"s Church are very proud to work with The Kelso Food Bank.
Donations are always gratefully received and can be left in the Food Bank box which is situated in St Andrew's church during the hours of daylight or at the Kelso North Office (Mon, Wed, Fri 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-3pm). The following is the list of goods that are used by the food bank to make up the parcels for those in need:
Cereals, pasta, rice, biscuits, tea, coffee, jam, marmalade, pasta sauce,
tins of; soup, baked beans, spaghetti, macaroni, fish, meat, tomatoes, potatoes, other vegetables, fruit and puddings.
We have a team of lay Pastoral Visitors for St Andrew's, developed after the Acorn Christian Listening training that took place during Lent 2012. This team aims to serve the needs of the sick and housebound.
If you would like to receive a visit from a member of the team, or know someone who might appreciate a visit, please contact the Prebendary Bob King on 01573 224163 or email email@example.com.
Please contact Pat King if you would like any additional information. 015723 224163
WELLGATE GARDEN in the centre of MOREBATTLE.
Wellgate is now officialy part of the Quiet Gardens Scheme. This is a worldwide organisation that fosters the provision of quiet spaces, small and large, creating sanctuaries of still and refreshment. They are found in churches, retreat centres, schools and private gardens like Wellgate.
Anybody seeking peace and quiet in a garden can come here on both Fridays and Sundays. Of course if we are there with a little time to spare a cup of tea or coffee would be forthcoming, but part of the point of doing this is to enable people to enjoy the garden, small as it is, without involving anybody else. Wellgate is the Old Manse, is next to the kirk, a white Georgian block of a house.
We hope people will respect the garden and not nick cuttings. These can be provided if you ask: there are probably little plants potted up by the greenhouse to be purchased and small sums for charity can be left.
Matilda and Douglas Hall.
01573 440 687
If you wish for the St Andrew's website to mention that you have a garden that you open to visitors and for charity, please do not hesitate to let us know and we can add the details here. Please contact Hannah McWalter on firstname.lastname@example.org