Notices & News
There is a lot of activity this month..please see the dedicated What’s On page for full details, but here are the highlights still to come:
Saturday December 7th 10am – 1230pm: Christmas wreath-making with Clova Reid
Sunday December 8th 3pm Abbey Consort in Concert in Church
Monday December 9th 2.30 – 4pm: Tea and Hymns
Saturday December 14th 10am – Noon: Craft and Chat plus anyone and everyone who wishes to join in knitting a Heavenly Host of Angels to decorate the Church at Christmas. (Note change of date from Dec 19th for this occasion only)
Thursday December 19th 5pm “A Quiet Christmas”
Saturday December 21st from 10am: Decorating the Church for Christmas
Sunday December 22nd 5pm. Carol Service
Tuesday December 24th 5pm Interactive Crib Service..see poster in What’s On
Christmas Eve 1115pm Midnight Mass
Christmas Day 8.30 am Holy Communion and 10am Sung Eucharist
The Annual General Meeting of the Constituent Members of the Congregation will take place on Sunday December 15th at 1130am. The Annual Report has been distributed by email but hard copies are available in Church, together with previous minutes and the Statement of Accounts.
There are two vacancies for Vestry members, as Vickie Miller and Mervyn Anthony have completed their three-year term. We also need to elect a Lay Representative, an Alternative Lay Representative, and People’s Warden, positions currently held by Ruth McGrath, Lesley Dellow and Peter Tucker, who have all have put their names forward for re-election. Nomination forms for all vacancies are on the notice board.
There is still an opportunity for 5 more guests to make up a party of 8 for High Tea at the home of Vickie and Dan Miller. On offer is a sumptuous spread, starting with Prosecco, followed by finger sandwiches, scones, petit fours and iced biscuits, and Fortnum and Mason tea, all served on fine china and crystal in the beautiful setting of their Georgian home, The Elms, Kelso.
£35 per head. Please contact Vickie direct if you are interested (01573 226527).Those of us who have been fortunate to share this in previous years can highly recommend it.
There is a collection bin in Church for recycling milk bottle caps..any colour as long as they are clean, and just the caps only..no foils. The first bin is now full..thank you..please keep them coming.
What people say….
“My friend and I went to the 10am Holy Communion on Sunday 10 March 2019. We were on holiday and wanted to attend an Episcopalian Church. The service was delightful. I suspect that the congregation all knew each other but there was no sense of being outsiders. Both officiating clergy made a point of welcoming us and used our names during the sharing of the bread and wine. The sermon was thought-provoking with a smidgeon of humour to leaven the message. The hymns were traditional which we tend to prefer. The church building (Victorian) is also worth seeing with some attractive decoration and windows. We were on holiday but were we to live in Kelso, I don’t think we would seek further for a regular Place of Worship”
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