Minister's Message

It is a real pleasure and privilege to be able to write those words and to take time to share a few thoughts with you.

Upcoming Events


The minister will be on holiday from 21st to 27th June 2015.  Any urgent matters, please pass to our Session Clerk during this period.

Grateful thanks to the family of the late Bella Nisbet, who funded the purchase of the new carpet at Channelkirk Church from the bequest Bella left to our Church.

It is proposed to organise a church led holiday club for primary school children and those about to commence school, on the mornings of 11,12 and 13 August 2015.  Volunteers who are able to support some or all of these dates please contact Rae.

Study/discussion groups will meet at 2pm and 7pm to continue with the theme ‘Encountering God in ordinary places’.   Please feel free to come along to either session and join in the discussion.    

Grateful thanks to the member of the Kirk Session who has agreed to be our Treasurer until the end of June 2015.  Anyone interested in taking on this role after June, please contact Billy, our Session Clerk for an informal chat, with no obligation.

There are boxes in the foyer of Channelkirk and Lauder Churches to enable anyone to contribute. Donations will be taken to the distribution centre in Galashiels.  There is a growing need for food parcels, about 26 parcels go out every week.  Dried and non-perishable donations only, please. See posters for further information or phone Isobel Petrie or Sheila Lowe.

Anyone requiring a CD of any service recorded on a Sunday morning, please contact Judi Gunn,who very kindly spends much time and effort producing these week by week.

All pastoral matters should be passed to the Minister, Rev Rae Clark or the Session Clerk, Billy Anderson.

Feature Articles

Our retiring offering for the Nepal earthquake raised the sum of £73.

Elma and Elizabeth would like to thank everyone who attended and donated to the open afternoon at Wiselawmill.  The sum of £475 was raised for Christian Aid.

The Kirk Session has identified the designated church charities for this year as Cross Reach and the Parish Support Fund. At the beginning of each calendar year the Session considers suggestions for designated charities. Funds raised on various occasions, for example the Burns supper and from retiring collection, are donated on a 50/50 basis to each charity- one national and one local.

On 25th Jan. raised a total of £281.99p for Church of Scotland AIDS project. Many thanks to all who contributed scones at  Oxton and soup at Lauder, and to all who gave to this worthwhile charity. Thanks to the worship team who led our worship that Sunday.