Dates for your Diary:
NB: Events have caused a slight alteration to the opening times as shown in the poster above. On the Friday, it will close at 11.30 am for a funeral and re-open from 5.30-7.30pm.
On the Saturday, it will close for a wedding between 11am and 2pm.
27-28 July: Borders Union Show
Kelso Churches Together provide a Tea Tent at the Borders Union Show and this year the responsibility for organisation falls to us at St.Andrew's. Members of our congregation will join with the other Kelso Churches to serve a refreshing cup of tea in our trademark bone china cups, with a lovingly made biscuit or two. If you want a welcome sit down as you go around the Show, do call in, and you will be made very welcome.
Sunday July 29th at 3pm
Open meeting at The Friends Meeting House. Full details to follow but the pattern is intended to be a half hour period of silent worship followed by tea and talk.
Monday August 13th at 2.30pm
August 25th : St. Andrew's Summer Sale
Opened at 9.15 by The Kelso Laddie
There will be the usual stalls..full details to follow..but new this year will be Jewellery, and Vickie Miller will be delighted to take your unwanted items for this new stall.
29th September at 3pm: Edinburgh Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra
A programme of light classical, film and world music with Edinburgh Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra and conductor Michael Graham, joined by guest performers Syrinx Flutes, under the direction of Lis Dooner
The Kelso Food Bank
St Andrew's Church is very proud to work with The Kelso Food Bank.
Donations continue to be received via Church congregations and through the collection points in Sainsbury's and the two Co-op stores. Stocks are currently low on the following items:
Jam/Marmalade, Tinned Puddings, Cereals (small/medium sized packets preferred please, due to limited space in the packing bags.
Thank you for your support for the Food Bank
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.
Next services led by St. Andrew's:
Kerfield Court: Wednesday July 25th at 2.30pm
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