Sunday morning services are normally held at 10.15am in Selkirk (average attendance 40), 11am in Ettrick and Yarrow, and 12 noon in Ashkirk (average attendance 10). You can download recent orders of service with links to recorded services here.
During the summer, Selkirk services are at the earlier time of 9.30am.
There is also a shorter service each Wednesday morning (average attendance 15) in the church hall at 11am.
A group meets for prayer on zoom at 7pm every Wednesday.
Tea and coffee are served after both Sunday and Wednesday services.
Hymns and songs combine different traditions, with traditional hymns and more contemporary worship songs, usually organ or piano led, but supplemented with other music ensembles from time to time. All the words are projected for easy reading. Services are relaxed but structured, with responsive prayers and readings, and members of the congregation are encouraged to take part. The service is also taped for housebound members.
Communion Services are currently held 6 times per year, with other special services throughout the year.
There is a small Sunday School (the “Sunday Gang”) at Selkirk for which the children leave after the ‘Children’s Talk’. Parents with very young children can choose to sit in the “meeting house”, a glassed-off area to the rear of the church, and still feel part of the service.
Once a month, a less formal and more participative all-age service “Taste and See” is held in the church hall (or outdoors), led by members of the congregation, attended by around 20-30 people.
Every two months, a group of members assist with the service at the Borders General Hospital Chaplaincy Centre.