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  • Result of vote on linking March 6, 2021admin

    Result of vote on linking          (March 2021)

    The votes for or against the proposed linking of Ettrick and Yarrow with Ashkirk and Selkirk have now been counted by Presbytery, and can now be announced as follows:

    Overall: for 314, against 7, with 2 spoilt votes. (97.8% of the vote)
    Ashkirk: for 27, against 1 (turn out 80%)
    Ettrick and Yarrow: for 87, against 3 (turn out 62.5%)
    Selkirk: for 200, against 3, with 2 invalid votes. (turn out 64.3%)

    This will now go forward to Presbytery on the 23rd March for its approval. It will then move to 121 (Church of Scotland Head Office) for its concurrence and should come back to Presbytery for the second time on May 4th, so this will be the date of linking (assuming there are no appeals).

    We give God thanks that He has led us this far and trust He will continue to lead us through this next stage.

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  • SPC Eco-event March 12th February 8, 2021admin

    “Transport – 20% of Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions”

    Join us on Friday 12th March, 7-8pm, for an online presentation by Jack Peers, followed by questions/discussion.

    The talk will reflect on the changes in transport during the last 60 years and the increase in global emissions this has caused. It will also suggest some changes we might make to our lifestyles to significantly reverse this trend.

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    Meeting ID: 922 2168 8810

    Passcode: 265626


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  • SPC February Eco-event February 2, 2021admin

    Being an environmentally-conscious Christian

    Join us on Monday 8th February, 7-8pm, for an online presentation by Rev. David Coleman from Eco-congregation Scotland, followed by questions/discussion.

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    Meeting ID: 970 5368 2320

    Passcode: 806674

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  • Proposed linking with Ettrick and Yarrow January 18, 2021admin

    Proposed linking with Ettrick and Yarrow

    January 2021

    This week (beginning 18th January), every member or adherent of Selkirk Parish Church will receive a letter with information about the proposed linking of Ettrick and Yarrow churches with the already linked Ashkirk and Selkirk parishes. You can also download or read a copy of these here:

    Selkirk Looking to the future letter
    Draft basis of linking Selkirk cluster

    Please read these carefully. If you have any questions about this draft “basis of linking” please notify joint Session Clerk, David Bethune, by 2nd February 2021. All questions must be in writing via The Church Office, High Street, Selkirk TD7 4JX or via email to david@dbethune.com.

    In February, you will receive voting papers and answers to any questions that have been raised.

    David Bethune (joint Session Clerk)


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  • COP26 – what is it? January 18, 2021admin

    COP26 – what is it?

    Join us on Monday 18th January, 7-8pm, for an online presentation by Fiona Buchanan from Christian Aid, followed by questions/discussion.

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    Meeting ID: 971 4718 3597
    Passcode: 629241

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