Minister's Message

Upcoming Events

Service of Induction and Ordination of Rev Rae Clark will be held in Lauder Church. All most welcome with refreshments to follow in Lauder Public Hall 


The Lauder in Bloom group provided a planter at the gate to Lauder church and has reset the shrub area at the corner with Mill Wynd. Some stone which could not be used at the Mill Wynd corner needs to find a home or a skip. We would be grateful to anyone willing to remove all or some of this small amount of debris!!   

During the vacancy for a minister our Interim Moderator is the Rev. Jim Wallace, formerly of St. Andrew’s Leckie, Peebles

Arrangements are progressing towards inclusion of a limited number of small memorial stones/plaques as part of the Garden for Reflection situated to the rear of the church. If you would like further information please speak to Graeme Donald or Billy Anderson.

It is hereby confirmed that our locum minister in this time of vacancy is the Reverend John Riddell, as from 1 March 2013.

All pastoral matters should be passed to the Session Clerk, Billy Anderson on 01578722848

Our House Groups and Prayer Group continue to meet. Please ask Billy Anderson, Session Clerk for details of meetings. The prayer box is in the front porch of Lauder Church.  Please do put any prayer request into the box. 

To join us at any time, or for more information, call the minister or contact the Session Clerk, Billy Anderson on 01578 722848, email

Feature Articles

Four study sessions utilising the DVD series 'The God Question' will be held in the Church Centre, Lauder on Wednesdays 29th October and 5,12,19 November, from 7.00pm. The sessions are open to all with or without a church connection or religious belief. Scientist and Anglican Priest Rev. Dr. Kevin Scott, a resident of Stow, will lead the sessions supported by Dr Claire Guthrie BD from Oxton. Sessions will examine how we know things; what is science; science as Man's business under God and Science as the child of Christianity. These topics may appear 'heavy' but they are not!!

Channelkirk and Lauder have a vacancy for a part-time parish worker.  A full job description can be found here Parish Worker and application form here Application Form

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th September 2014.

Channelkirk and Lauder have a vacancy for a part-time church secretary.  A full job description can be found here Church Secretary and application form here Application Form

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 17th September 2014.

Thanks to Sandy and Grace Sutherland for hosting this event last Sunday and all who helped in any way, to make this such wonderful occasion . Thanks to Rev John Shields for taking the joint service at Channelkirk , which preceded the BBQ.  Fantastic food was on offer, along with music, chat and even a few games.


In recent weeks our church has contributed the following to good causes: The Scripture Union - £500; Poppy Scotland - £187; Zomba Twinning - £159. A summary of all such contributions made during 2013 will be recorded in the programme for the 2014 Burns Supper.

At Harvest Thanksgiving, Channelkirk and Lauder contribute to the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal.  Watch this short video showing the impact that this has on the lives of the poor at Christmas time.