Weekly News


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Click the link below for the transcript for our service for Sunday May 2nd.
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Weekly news May 2nd


Keeping in touch

A reminder that Bob and Grace say Daily Prayer privately in Church most days, and they have undertaken to pray for each member of the congregation by name over a period of 4 weeks, for which we are very grateful.

We hope that this, together with the fortnightly phone calls to the congregation, are helping to keep us in touch, and make us feel supported and loved.

Good News!

From Rev Grace Redpath, Associate Priest

Keith Redpath, Rector’s Warden
Sandie Goddard, People’s Warden

Wednesday, 17th February 2021

Dear Members and Friends of St Andrew’s,

It’s with much pleasure and great joy that we are writing to let you know that Bob has been appointed a Canon of St Mary’s Cathedral Chapter, Edinburgh by Bishop John with immediate effect. Therefore, Prebendary Bob King now becomes Reverend Canon Bob King.

We are delighted that Bob’s wisdom and breadth of experience in parish ministry has been recognised in this way. The contribution he has made here in Kelso and also further afield within our community and in the diocese is well worthy of this honour. We know that Bob, with his many gifts, has much to offer in terms of his knowledge of the most effective ways of cultivating and growing life within the church. In addition, he is someone with vision for the future. And so, we’re sure you will join with us in offering Bob our warmest congratulations.

In these days of lockdown good news like this lifts our spirits, and we look forward to the day when we can, as the congregation of St Andrew’s, make the trip to Edinburgh for Bob’s Installation as Canon, followed by a very happy celebration to mark the occasion.

We are very proud of him and so pleased to share this news with you all.

With our love and prayers,

 Grace, Keith & Sandie


Needing something to do during Lockdown?

Here is a suggestion from Sandie Goddard, our People’s Warden: Knit a Teddy!

Dear All,

Happy New Year!  Yet again we are in lockdown and this time it is not exactly gardening-weather so it has been suggested that we might consider a project to help to pass the time. We are suggesting making knitted teddies with drawstring bags for them to go in. 

These are then sent/given to children who have lost their homes and belongings, are refugees or have suffered some kind of trauma. Some of you may have come across these before, but if not they are simple to knit, use small amounts of double knitting wool and are stuffed with stitched faces.

We need knitters, ‘stuffers and stitchers’ and bag-makers so if you are at all interested please contact me in the first place by phone or email then I will give you a pattern and a picture.  Phone 07749711661, 01573 348178 or sandicraft@talktalk.net 

We are suggesting that the non-knitters may like to do the stuffing, stitching up and making the facial features and stitchers may like to make the bags. Of course if you want to do the whole thing then that’s fine.  

Pat has a supply of wool from ‘Craft and Chat’, I am proposing buying a large bag (or two) of wadding for the stuffing and I also have plenty of thread for stitching up and features. All or any of these can be brought to you.

Here’s hoping that we get some takers for the project.

All the best,

Sandie Goddard – People’s Warden

07749711661, 01573 348178 or sandicraft@talktalk.net 


The Prayer Space

On The Prayer Space page you will find several prayers helpful in our current circumstances, including the prayers written by The Rev’d Grace Redpath for our Compline services in Holy Week. There is also an Ecumenical Call to Prayer in response to the Covid 19 Pandemic, to which the Scottish Episcopal Church has signed up.


Clergy day off

Please note that Bob and Grace are taking Saturday as their day off until further notice.




Statutory Accounts

Click here to view the accounts 

St Andrews Statutory Accounts 30-9-20 AH201110 (1)