Melrose and Peebles Presbytery

Presbytery Clerk, The Manse, 20 Wedale View, Stow. TD1 2SJ
Telephone : 01578 730237
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The Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles, located in a part of the Scottish Borders, is made up of 11 charges covering 22 congregations that worship within 34 churches. Organisational change has taken place over the past year, which has changed the nature of some of the current congregational arrangements. The Presbytery will become part of the new Presbytery of Lothian and Borders in January 2023, joining with the neighbouring Presbyteries of Duns, Jedburgh and Lothian. The Church of Scotland General Assembly in May 2022 approved this merger of the Presbyteries.
The Presbytery predominantly serves rural congregations while also having two more substantial communities in the towns of Peebles and Galashiels. This is also an area of housing growth resulting from the linking of some parts of the Presbytery to Edinburgh with the Borders Railway.
The Presbytery is the largest of the three Scottish Border Presbyteries, with the Presbyteries of Duns to its east and Jedburgh to its south.

Presbytery Clerk

Presbytery Moderator and Clerk
Rev. V Linford

The next meeting of Presbytery will tale place at 6.45 on Thursday 1st September 2022 in Innerleithen Church for the service of Ordination of Pamela Kennedy at 7 pm.

On Tuesday 6th September 2022 Presbytery will meet at 7 pm in Stow St Mary of Wedale for a Service of Holy Communion followed by Ordinary Business.

For news related to Presbytery events and activites recently held visit the News page.

For minutes of Presbytery meetings (which are open to all) and other public reports visit the Members/Public page.

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