Welcome to St Andrew's Kelso!
Rector: Rev Prebendary Bob King Tel: 01573 224163
Associate Priest: Rev Grace Redpath Tel: 01573 450752
Click the "This Week's Services" and/or the "What's On" tabs for full details of our Christmas Services , but here is a brief summary:
Thursday Dec 20th: 5pm: A Quiet Christmas
Sunday Dec 23rd: 8.30am: Holy Communion
10am: Sung Eucharist
5pm: Service of Lessons and Carols
Christmas Eve: 5pm Interactive Crib Service
11.15pm: Midnight Mass
Christmas Day: 8.30am Holy Communion
10am: All-age Christmas Eucharist
A thought for the season...
We will sing many carols at Christmas time, including the much loved "O little town of Bethlehem".
The Gospels tell of the birth of Jesus being in a stable, because the little town was heaving with visitors and there was no accommodation to be had, even for a mother whose delivery was imminent. Conditions in a stable were far from ideal for giving birth, but nevertheless, that was where the Son of God was born. Bethlehem today is still full of visitors and pilgrims, but they encounter a very troubled and troubling place, divided from its surroundings by an 8 foot wall, with entry and egress controlled by border guards. The inhabitants suffer many depravations, including restrictions on power and water supplies, and travel. The St. Andrew's Pilgrims, led by Bob and Pat, were deeply affected by what they saw and the stories they heard, and no doubt when this carol is sung this Christmas, "the hopes and fears of all the years" will have a very different resonance for many.
The Church is open daily. The formidable front door will yield as you turn the handle, and lights will come on as you enter, to welcome you.
There is level access for services, via the backdoor, through the gate at the left side of the Church.
We are committed to exploring ways in which we can serve God both within our church families and in and around our local communities. We also play a full part in our town's ecumenical 'Churches Together' groups, sharing occasional services and pieces of outreach work with the local Church of Scotland congregations, the Quakers and the Roman Catholics.
Updated 16 Dec 2018 by Margaret Addie