WHAT'S ON?

 

 

Saturday November 17th 2-5pm

"Reflections on Peace" at the Quaker Meeting House, Kelso, as part of Scottish Interfaith week. This is an "open door" event so please feel free to drop in as you wish. If you cannot attend, but wish to add a reflection, please email turners20@btinternet.com

 

Monday November 19th at 2.30pm

Inclusive Kelso Church

 

Perfect Harmony Concert

Wednesday November 21st at 2.30pm in Church

This talented group never fail to delight us with their eclectic mix of music. 

 

Inclusive Kelso Church

Defibrillator Training  

Wednesday 28th November at 7.30 pm in Church (for a max of 2 hours)

 

Margaret Pederson's Priesting

Saturday December 1st at 6.30pm in Holy Trinity, Melrose

 

Women's Fellowship

Next meeting is Monday December 3rd at 11am in The Rectory for coffee, lunch and carols

 Contact: Pat King 01573 224163

 

Christmas Wreaths and Decorations

Sign up in Church to join us on Saturday 8th December from 10am-12.30pm to learn how to make all your festive decorations. All materials provided. Donations towards the costs appreciated.

 

OUTREACH

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.

 

KELSO CHURCHES TOGETHER (KCT)

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.

 

Next services led by St. Andrew's:

 

Sunday Nov 18th at 3pm in 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.

 

 

Open Gardens          

                                 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