Saturday December 15th at 3pm
Abbey Consort, in Concert, in Church
The Kelso Food Bank
St Andrew's Church, in conjunction with the other Churches in Kelso Churches Together, actively supports the Kelso Food Bank through donations, and staffing the Food Bank.
Donations continue to be received via Church congregations and through the collection points in Sainsbury's and the two Co-op stores.
St. Andrew's responded with customary generosity to requests for donations of tinned and dried goods for the Food Bank, as part of our Harvest celebrations on October 14th. Other Churches have done the same, as have our local primary schools, and consequently, stocks in the Food Bank are healthy just now. Ongoing shortages will be advised as they occur.
St Andrew's is a part of Kelso Churches Together and amongst other activities, we share the leading of Services in our local Care and Residential homes, weekly in Queen's House and monthly in Grove House, Plenderleith Court and Kerfield Court. Congregational support is always welcome!
KCT Carol Services in Care Homes
Thursday December 13th at 1pm: RVS Social Centre
Tuesday December 18th at 3pm: Grove House
Wednesday December 19th at 2.30pm: Kerfield Court
Sunday December 23rd at 3pm: Queen's House
THE NEW GARDEN ROOM
We are planning to rebuild the Garden Room and have launched an appeal to fund the work, costed in the region of £30K.
All donations are very welcome and can be made c/o
The Rector, 6 Forestfield, Kelso TD5 7BX
or speak to the Rector's Warden , Keith Redpath
Digital banking and Gift Aid details available on request.
WELLGATE GARDEN, 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 open to visitors and for charity, please let us know and we can add the details here. Please contact Margaret Addie at margaret.r.addie:gmail.com