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 particar, 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.
Will be performing a concert in Church on
Wednesday 14th March at 2.30pm.
There is no charge but donations are welcome.
Please come along and enjoy some wonderful music and refreshments afterwards.
The Kelso Food Bank
St Andrew"s Church are very proud to work with The Kelso Food Bank.
Due to the generosity of the Community, and local Schools, the Food Bank has a good supply of most items at present. Any shortages will be advised here as they occur.
The Women's Fellowship will join with the congregation for the Eucharist for Candlemas on Thursday February 1st at 7pm in Church. Abbey Consort will be providing music, and a bring and share supper will follow. All are most welcome for this peaceful and uplifting service.
Please contact Pat King if you would like any additional information. 015723 224163
St Andrew's is a part of Kelso Churches Together and amongst other activities, we share the leading of outreach services in our local care and residential homes, weekly in Queen's House and monthly in Grove House, Plenderleith Court and Kerfield Court.
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