Today is Tuesday 27th June 2017.

Moments of note in 2015

These photographs represent special moments in the life of our church


Christmas 2015 Family service: 20 December 2015

The church was decorated with candles and greenery to provide a very welcome festive look. During the service the Sunday Club provided a thoughtful short play (photographs on Sunday Club page)


Angels

20 plus ladies rose to the challenge to produce enough knitted angels to ensure that every child who comes to the Christian Aid Big Sing can take one home.

Once labels had been attached to 500 of the angels, we then joined for a very welcome tea.

With thanks to everyone involved.

Please also see Rena's very clever poem (download HERE)

 


HARVEST SUNDAY (11 OCTOBER 2015)

Volunteers spent much of the previous day preparing the church for the family service.


CHURCH PICNIC 2015

What is now becoming an annual event, this is our third  year of joining together in fellowship in the Rose Garden after the morning service in St Andrew's Wallace Green at 11.00 on Sunday 11th July 2015.


THE CHOIR

Every week the choir help to lead the singing and sometimes sing a piece without the congregation. They meet every Thursday, except for a couple of months in summer, to practice. This year (2015) we are losing three members; one has moved away and two feel that they can no longer contribute from the front but will continue to do so from the pews!

 

 

 

As part of what has now become a traditional event to finish the season, the choir members and some partners met for lunch at Magdalene Golf Club. As you can see from the photo, blethering away!

Our choir mistress (Rena) wrote a poem (which has to be read aloud to get the cadences right) and can be downloaded HERE.

 


NATIONAL ARMED FORCES DAY (DRUMHEAD SERVICE) 27TH JUNE 2015

Led by Rev Dr Adam Hood. Address Rev Cole Maynard CF. Prayers of intercession Rev Victor Dickinson


ELDER OF THE CHURCH GETS AN AWARD

Elsie Greenaway was presented with the League of Mercy award in a ceremony in Berwick Town Hall on Monday 22 June 2015.
Lady Rose Crossman, who presented the award, said: “Elsie joined the Friends after the WRVS had been asked to offer support and has given freely of her time ever since.
“She has enthusiastically supported the committee in myriad ways – collecting, flag selling, stalls at fetes and other events.
“This is information from the League of Friends but we know that Elsie’s work for her church, St Andrew’s, is also unstinting. Over the years Elsie has been a church elder. She delivers the church magazine and visits the sick, the aged and the bereaved.
“Added to this busy timetable there is always the opportunity to sing with the church choir.
“Always helpful, practical, forthright, Elsie is a great ambassador for the word volunteer.”

 


SUNDAY 31st MAY and 7th JUNE 2015

There are always flowers in the church, wonderful displays by our regular talented arranger Jean Elliot but when she is on holiday others help out. These displays were put together by volunteer Ray Nicholson to cover the recent two week break. The top two especially for a wedding on 6th June in red and white by special request.

with kind permission of Ray Nicholson (June 2015)


SUNDAY 26th APRIL 2015

 

This was a very busy day in the church.

During the morning service we were delighted to be part of a thanksgiving blessing for five children in one family. Kirsti and Nicholas Crossan were married in St Andrew’s Wallace Green a few years ago and wished their children to be presented to God. The children are daughter Robyn (babe in arms) and four boys from left to right are Alfie, Zak and Harry, with Charlie on his knees

 


In the afternoon we hosted the first ever Duns Presbytery Elders' Conference which looked at the changing role of the elder in today's church. After the meeting we all enjoyed an excellent high tea, during which a collection was taken to support our World Mission Partners, Malcolm and Cati Ramsay, who are currently serving in Nepal. A total of £248 was sent to 121 George Street for urgent use in the Earthquake Appeal.

This was followed in the evening by the Annual Presbytery Elders' Service, run by elders for all. There were reflections from Roger Dodd, Marianne Karsgaard and Bob Kay plus a selection of well known and powerful hymns and readings to compliment their excellently presented thoughts.


THE COMPLETED BANNER HANGING IN ST ANDREW'S WALLACE GREEN

Norma Miles led two well supported and successful creative textiles workshops at St Andrews Wallace Green Church, Berwick-upon-Tweed, in February, to help with the church’s contribution to Berwick 900.

At the workshops, members of the congregation and the wider community, of all ages and creative abilities, enjoyed working on their individual contributions to the banner.

Even people who couldn't make it to the workshops were able to contribute, and a big "Thank You" must go to Jean Fullerton, who has cross-stitched the magnificent centre panel of the Berwick 900 logo (in carnival colours), which will be a lasting reminder of the project. The youngest contributor was six month old William Hall, whose hand prints form a lovely burning bush!

Norma made the 42 panels into a banner that was unveiled at the “Moments in Time” Flower Festival in church over the 2015 Easter Weekend.


EXHIBITING IN THE TOWN HALL: SATURDAY 14 MARCH 2015

As part of the promotion in Berwick's Town Hall for the upcoming Berwick 900 celebrations, the church manned a stand promoting the work on the banner, including a beautiful banner made by children from Prior Park School and also advertised the forthcoming and much anticipated Flower Festival weekend: Moments in Time.

 

 


ELDER ORDINATION: MARCH 2015

On Sunday 8th March 2015, Mrs Joan Jones was ordained as an elder to the church.

'I believe the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith contained in the Confession of faith of this Church. I acknowledge the Presbyterian government of this Church to be agreable to the Word of God and promise that I will submit thereto and concur therewith.

I promise to observe the order of worship, and the administration of all public ordinances as the same are or maybe allowed in the Church'


CONGREGATIONAL GATHERING: Saturday 7 MARCH 2015

 

 

Members of the congregation came together to look back over the last 50 years at both celebrations and challenges that had been faced. We also looked at our place in the community.

 

 

 

 


BANNER MAKING: Sunday 15 FEBRUARY 2015


CHEQUE PRESENTATION: 11 FEBRUARY 2015

Presentating a donation of £600.00 from the Church of Scotland Presbytery of Duns for the Berwick Youth Project. 

The money will be put towards purchasing equipment for their outdoor activities initiative specifically aimed at 12 to 13-year-olds. St Andrew’s Wallace Green has been involved with the Berwick Youth Project since its beginnings in Castlegate nearly 20 years ago and are pleased to continue to support their inspiring work.

In the photo, from the left, are George Scott (Chair of Trustees for BYP), Betty Mathieson (St Andrew’s Wallace Green), Rev Dr Adam Hood (St Andrew’s Wallace Green) and John Bell (Manager of BYP).


BANNER MAKING: Saturday 7 FEBRUARY 2015