Melrose and Peebles Presbytery

Congregations


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The Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles, located in part of the Scottish Borders, is made up of 11 charges covering 26 congregations that worship within the 34 churches pictured below.
It predominantly serves rural congregations while also having two more substantial communities in the towns of Peebles and Galashiels.
It is the largest of three Scottish Border Presbyteries, with Duns Presbytery to its east and Jedburgh Presbytery to its south.

Presbytery Map

The location of all the churches are shown on the above map. For more information on a specific church congregation and the times of services* click on the appropriate location marker, which will lead you to the entry in the alphabetical list below.

* Most of our live Church services have re-started, subject to current Scottish Government restrictions: please check Church websites or Facebook pages for updated information on this.

Ashkirk
Ashkirk linked with Selkirk linked with Ettrick and Yarrow
Minister: Rev. Margaret Steele
Office: 01750 20078
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 12.00 noon
Bowden
Congregation of Bowden & Melrose
Minister: Rev. Rosie Frew
Office: 01896 823339
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 9.30 am
Broughton, Glenholm & Kilbucho
Charge: West Tweeddale (*see foot of page)
Interim Moderator: Rev. Calum Macdougall
Locum Minister: Rev. Pamela Strachan
07837 873688
minister@uppertweeddale.org.uk
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 10.00
Caddonfoot Parish Church
Caddonfoot linked with Stow and Heriot
Minister: Rev. Victoria Linford
Office: 01578 730237
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 09.45
Carlops Church
Charge: West Tweeddale (*see foot of page)
Interim Moderator: Rev. Calum Macdougall
Session Clerk: Murray Campbell
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 10.00;
Monthly Sunday evening: 18.00 on 1st Sunday
Channelkirk
Congregation of Channelkirk & Lauder
Interim Moderator: Rev. Sheila Moir
01835 822255
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 09.30 April-December and January-March in War Memorial Hall, Oxton
Earlston Parish Church
Interim Moderator: Rev. Marion Dodd
01896 822446
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 10.15
Eddleston
Eddleston linked with Peebles: Old linked with Stobo & Drumelzier
Interim Moderator: Rev. Pamela Strachan
Locum Minister: Rev. John Smith
07710 530193
Facebook / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.45 (except last Sunday in month when service is at 18.00)
Ettrick
Ashkirk linked with Selkirk linked with Ettrick and Yarrow
Minister: Rev. Margaret Steele
Office: 01750 20078
Website / Location
Sunday Worship
11.45 3rd Sunday (March to October);
11.00 when 5th Sunday in month
Galashiels: Old Parish & St Paul's
Congregation: Galashiels Church of Scotland
Interim Moderator: Rev. Dr David Donaldson
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.30
Galashiels: St John's
Congregation: Galashiels Church of Scotland
Interim Moderator: Rev. Dr David Donaldson
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 09.45
Galashiels: Trinity
Congregation: Galashiels Church of Scotland
Interim Moderator: Rev. Dr David Donaldson
Locum Minister: Rev. Elspeth Harley
Office: 01896 752967
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.15
Heriot
Congregation of Stow: St Mary of Wedale & Heriot linked with Caddonfoot Parish Church
Minister: Rev. Victoria Linford
Office: 01578 730237
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 09.45
Innerleithen
Congregation of Innerleithen, Traquair & Walkerburn
Minister: Rev. Fraser Edwards
0131 477 6646
Website / Location
Sunday Worship
Innerleithen: 10.30 on 1st Sunday; 11.30 on other Sundays;
Traquair: 10.00 on 2nd & 4th Sundays;
St Ronan's House: 16.00 on 3rd Sunday;
Walkerburn: 10.00 on 3rd & 5th Sundays in Public Hall
Kirkhope
Ashkirk linked with Selkirk linked with Ettrick and Yarrow
Minister: Rev. Margaret Steele
Office: 01750 20078
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 10.00 on 2nd & 4th Sundays


Newlands Church
Kirkurd & Newlands Church
Charge: West Tweeddale (*see foot of page)
Interim Moderator: Rev. Calum Macdougall
Session Clerk: Jean Howat
01968 660677
howatjean@gmail.com
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 10.00
Lauder
Congregation of Channelkirk & Lauder
Interim Moderator: Rev. Sheila Moir
01835 822255
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.00 (All-Age Service on 1st Sunday led by Praise Band)

Lyne & Manor
Lyne & Manor linked with Peebles: St Andrew's Leckie
Minister: Rev. Malcolm Jefferson
Office: 01721 723121
Office open: Monday-Friday 09.30 - 12.00
Lyne Location / Manor Location
Sunday Worship
Lyne: 09.30 (1st Sunday of each month)
Manor: 09.30 (2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays and 5th Sunday when this applies)
Maxton
Maxton & Mertoun linked with Newtown St Boswells linked with St Boswells (Dryburgh District Churches)
Minister: Rev. Sheila Moir
Website / Location
Sunday Worship
09.30 in rotation between Maxton and Mertoun
10.30 on 5th Sunday in month on rotating basis in one of the Dryburgh District Churches
Melrose Parish Church
Congregation of Bowden & Melrose
Minister: Rev. Rosie Frew
01896 823339
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.00;
Monthly Ecumenical Service: 3rd Wednesday at 11.45
Mertoun
Maxton & Mertoun linked with Newtown St Boswells linked with St Boswells (Dryburgh District Churches)
Minister - Rev. Sheila Moir
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.45 on 1st and 3rd Sundays
Newtown St Boswells
Maxton & Mertoun linked with Newtown St Boswells linked with St Boswells (Dryburgh District Churches)
Minister: Rev. Sheila Moir
Session Clerk: Mrs W M Milligan
01835 823457
Website / Location
Sunday Worship
09.30 on 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays;
17.00 on 4th Sunday;
Monthly mid-week service in Newtown Community Wing on 3rd Thursday at 14.00
Peebles: Old
Eddleston linked with Peebles: Old linked with Stobo & Drumelzier
Interim Moderator: Rev. Pamela Strachan
Locum Minister: Rev. John Smith
07710 530193
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 10.00 am;
Daily 10-minute service: 10.00 am Monday to Saturday
Peebles: St Andrew's Leckie
Lyne & Manor linked with Peebles: St Andrew's Leckie
Minister: Rev. Malcolm Jefferson
Office: 01721 723121
Office open: Monday-Friday 9.30 am - 12 noon
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.00 am;
Evening Worship: 6.30 pm
St Boswells
Maxton & Mertoun linked with Newtown St Boswells linked with St Boswells (Dryburgh District Churches)
Minister: Rev. Sheila Moir
01835 822255
Session Clerk: Mrs Lucy Smith
01835 822425
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 10.45 am except 5th Sundays in month when a united service is held, rotating round the other churches in the charge
Selkirk
Ashkirk linked with Selkirk linked with Ettrick and Yarrow
Minister: Rev. Margaret Steele
Office: 01750 20078
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 10.15 am & Wednesday 11.00 am
Skirling
Charge: West Tweeddale (*see foot of page)
Interim Moderator: Rev. Calum Macdougall
Locum Minister: Rev. Pamela Strachan
07837 873688
minister@uppertweeddale.org.uk
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.30 am

Stobo Kirk
Stobo & Drumelzier
Eddleston linked with Peebles: Old linked with Stobo & Drumelzier
Interim Moderator: Rev. Pamela Strachan
Locum Minister: Rev. John Smith
07710 530193
minister@uppertweeddale.org.uk
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.30 am
Stow St Mary of Wedale
Congregation of Stow St Mary of Wedale & Heriot linked with Caddonfoot Parish Church
Minister: Rev. Victoria Linford
Office: 01578 730237
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.15 am
Traquair & Walkerburn
Congregation of Innerleithen, Traquair & Walkerburn
Minister: Rev. Fraser Edwards
0131 477 6646
Website / Location
Sunday Worship:
Innerleithen: 1st Sunday: 10.30; other Sundays: 11.30
Traquair: 10.00 (2nd and 4th Sunday)
Walkerburn: 3rd and 5th Sundays in Walkerburn Public Hall
At Christmas and Easter a special diet of worship is arranged and from mid-June to mid-August one service is held at 10.30 in one of the three venues.
Tweedsmuir
Charge: West Tweeddale (*see foot of page)
Interim Moderator: Rev. Calum Macdougall
Locum Minister: Rev. Pamela Strachan
07837 873688
minister@uppertweeddale.org.uk
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 10.00 am
West Linton: St Andrew's
Charge: West Tweeddale (*see foot of page)
Interim Moderator: Rev. Calum Macdougall
01721 725148
Session Clerk: Tony Hoskins
clerk@standrews-westlinton.org
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 11.15 am
Yarrow
Ashkirk linked with Selkirk linked with Ettrick and Yarrow
Minister: Rev. Margaret Steele
Office: 01750 20078
Website / Location
Sunday Worship: 10.00 am 1st & 3rd Sunday


* West Tweeddale comprises:
Broughton, Glenholm & Kilbucho linked with Carlops linked with Kirkurd & Newlands linked with Skirling linked with Tweedsmuir linked with West Linton: St Andrew's

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