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  • Linking with Ettrick and Yarrow May 4, 2021admin

    Linking with Ettrick and Yarrow – 4th May 2021

    Following approval by Melrose and Peebles Presbytery we are delighted to announce the formal linking of the congregations of Ashkirk and Selkirk with Ettrick and Yarrow which is effective from today, Tuesday 4th May 2021.  We give thanks to God and are excited and full of hope and expectation for the future.


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  • Christian Aid “kiltcycle” April 26, 2021admin

    Christian Aid “kiltcycle” (Saturday 24th April 2021)

    Congratulations to (and thanks from) Jane and Jack Peers, who cycled 50 miles around all 5 church buildings in the parishes of Ashkirk, Ettrick & Yarrow, and Selkirk, to raise money for Christians Aid. Watch the short video here.

    If you want to sponsor them, you can do so here.


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  • Citation to attend Presbytery April 24, 2021admin
  • April event “Towards COP26” April 16, 2021admin

    The April event organised by Selkirk Parish Church eco group has the title:

    Governments? Thinking?

    On Thursday 22nd April 7 – 8pm, the speaker will be Ewan Jones, a chartered consultant engineer working in energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings. In his own time, Ewan has completed a low carbon refurbishment of a 110-year old house and is the Environment Officer for St George’s Church in Leeds.

    Ewan will explain the broad strategy being developed by our Governments to decarbonise buildings, transport, industry and power generation and how these sectors are increasingly inter-linked.

    As always, there will be the opportunity for questions and discussion and sharing ideas how we can engage with our politicians.

    Please contact anne@dbethune.com to be kept informed and receive Zoom details for this and future events.


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  • Letter from the Presbytery Clerk March 12, 2021admin

    FROM THE PRESBYTERY OF MELROSE AND PEEBLES 

    TO ASHKIRK, SELKIRK AND ETTRICK AND YARROW PARISH CHURCHES

    CITATION TO ATTEND MEETING OF PRESBYTERY ON 23 MARCH 2021 BY ZOOM

    TO BE READ TO THE CONGREGATIONS AT MORNING WORSHIP ON SUNDAYS 14 AND 21 MARCH 2021 OR OTHERWISE CIRCULATED TO OR MADE KNOWN TO THE CONGREGATIONS BEFORE THE PRESBYTERY MEETING ON 23 MARCH 2021. 

    At a special meeting of Presbytery to be held on Tuesday 23 March 2021 at 7pm by ZOOM, the Presbytery Planning Implementation Committee will report that the congregations of Ashkirk, Selkirk and Ettrick and Yarrow voted in favour of the Basis of Linking of these congregations.  Presbytery will then be invited to give its approval to the Basis of Linking.  An appeal against the decision of Presbytery can only be raised during the Presbytery meeting, by a Kirk Session or member of the Presbytery, and only on certain procedural grounds.  

    The three congregations are hereby cited to attend the above meeting of Presbytery for their own interest. This means that anyone who is a member of one of these congregations may attend the meeting of Presbytery and may speak (but not vote) on the proposed Presbytery approval of the Basis of Linking.  

    If you would like to attend, the ZOOM invitation link can be obtained from your Session Clerk or Minister/Interim Moderator.  It would be helpful if the Session Clerk or Minister/Interim Moderator could let the Presbytery Clerk know the names of those planning to attend to ensure that the ZOOM system allows admittance to the meeting. 

    Rev Victoria Linford

    Clerk to the Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles

    9 March 2021


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