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

will be held in the Memorial Hall Oxton, after a joint service.  Refreshments will be served after the meeting closes.  A copy of the Annual Report and meeting papers will be delivered to all members early in March. 

in Channelkirk Church.  Rev John Chalmers, Moderator of the Church Of Scotland will deliver the sermon.  All Welcome.


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.

To be held at the manse each Wednesday from 25 February 2015 for 5 weeks.  The focus will be “Encountering God in ordinary places”.  If sufficient interest 1 group will meet at 2.00pm and another at 7.00pm.  Use the sign-up sheets to state your preferred time.

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.

Requires Volunteers to act as stewards during the Assembly (16 – 22nd May 2015 )Duties are flexible and varied,it is a good way of meeting people from other congregations across Scotland. For more information please contact Claire Guthrie (750361 )

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

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.

Sunday Club and Team JC staged their Christmas production on December 21st.

Nativity 2014