Welcome to St. Andrew’s, Kelso

Belmount Place,
Scottish Borders

           Rector: The Rev’d Canon Bob King 

                                           Associate Priest: The Rev’d Grace Redpath                           


Socially Distant, Spiritually Close

Latest News

The Clergy and Vestry have made the very difficult decision that, due to the ongoing Corona Virus Pandemic, with Scotland in Lockdown, St. Andrew’s Church will be closed for public worship for the time being. Grace and Bob are still working, of course, and available to speak with you at any time.

Please contact us by email: standrewschurchkelso@gmail .com

or phone: 01573 229591



The Season of Lent begins on February 17th, Ash Wednesday.


Do you want to FAST this Lent?

(courtesy of Pope Francis – Lent 2019)

  • FAST from hurting words, and say kind words
  • FAST from sadness, and be filled with gratitude
  • FAST from anger, and be filled with patience
  • FAST from pessimism, and be filled with hope
  • FAST from worries, and trust in God
  • FAST from complaints, and contemplate simplicity
  • FAST from pressures, and be prayerful
  • FAST from bitterness, and fill your heart with joy
  • FAST from selfishness, and be compassionate to others
  • FAST from grudges, and be reconciled
  • FAST from words, and be silent so you can listen

As usual we have produced a Lent Diary which gives you a pointer for prayer or action each day. 

 In the midst of this challenging year, we hope that during Lent we can all share in praying for different situations and people.

Each day we will pray for Key Workers who have come to the fore during the pandemic.

The Lent Diary is an aid which we hope and pray you will find useful as we journey through the 40 days together towards Easter. 

Grace Redpath & Bob King February 2021

Put your Jar of Grace out where you eat and each time you have a meal put a coin or note in it as a token of thanksgiving and then we can collect the money for charity after Easter.


Lent Diary for the week ahead:

Sunday Feb 28th:
Join in a service online and ring a friend to talk about it. What would you have said in the sermon?
Key Worker Prayer -bus and train staff

Monday March 1st:
Pray for those of other faiths. Choose one and do some research on it.
Key Worker Prayer – journalists, news reporters, gossip columnists

Tuesday March 2nd:
Pray for our local schools and pray especially for the schools you attended.
Key Worker Prayer – road sweepers, lighting engineers

Wednesday March 3rd:
Pray for those who are unable to have children, and for those who foster and adopt.
Key Worker Prayer – beekeepers and conservationists

Thursday March 4th:
Pray today for those who are terminally ill and for those who support them.
Key Worker Prayer- distribution centre workers and pickers

Friday March 5th:
Pray for those who entertain us on TV, radio, in theatres and other platforms
Key Worker Prayer- police, fire, coastguard, mountain rescue and ambulance staff

Saturday March 6th:
Pray for our Vestry and Wardens. Try to remember by name as many of our congregation as possible.
Key Worker Prayer –plumbers, glaziers, builders and electricians

Click here for an A4 copy or A5 Booklet of the complete diary.

Lent Diary A4

Lent booklet to print

If you would like a hard copy of the Diary we can print one for you and post it. Please have a word with Bob or Grace

Lent Study Course looking at Hymns:

This will be via Zoom and will be held weekly on Mondays and Thursdays at 3.30pm, starting on Monday February 22nd. Please contact Bob to register to receive the link.

Additional Services from the Scottish Episcopal Church

Click this link to access all Provincial Services from from the Scottish Episcopal Church.


Compline from the Royal School of Church Music

During Lent the RSCM will be holding Night Prayer services every Wednesday, starting February 24th at 8.00pm (GMT) and we would love you to join us!

Every service will be broadcast live on our Facebook page here and our YouTube channel here

The liturgy will come from either the RSCM’s Night Prayer or Compline (Traditional language) Common Worship publications and will be on the screen as we go through the service.   

Choral  music for the services is available to buy on this page and it includes the hymn/anthem and the Nunc dimittis for each service. We will also supply rehearsal tracks so that you can learn the music in advance of the service.  You can access these here 

Some pictures of our lovely Church, used with kind permission from George Westwater



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