Today is Thursday 18th July 2019.

Notices

PLEASE NOTE - contrary to publicity issued by the tourist board, there is no Armed Forces Day service in St Andrew's on the 29th June. The local British Legion branch have decided not to organise this event this year.

 

Notices for 2nd June 2019

Next Sunday, 9th June, there will be a celebration of Holy Communion at 11am, SAWG. On this occasion there will be retiral offering for the Session Benevolent Fund. The children's Sunday Club will be meeting also.

This Thursday, 6th June@7pm there is a British Legion Drumhead Service on the beach at Spittal to commemorate D-Day. All welcome.

What’s On: June

              Sun       2nd                    Tweed View@3.30pm

              Tue       4th                     Keep Fit@10.00am

              Thu       6th                    Walking Group@6pm

              Fri         7th                     Youth Club@6.30pm

              Sat        8th                     Prayer Group@9.30am

              Sat        8th                     Coffee Morning@10-12

              Sun       9th                     Holy Communion@11am with Sunday Club

 

Notices for 11th May 2019

The Hymn Sing-a-Long is on Tuesday@7pm, Salvation Army.

There is a coffee morning this coming Saturday, 18th May@10-12. As usual there will be bric-a-brac, books and home baking. All welcome.

On Sunday 19th May@6pm in the Baptist Church, there will be a concert by the Golden Square Singers in support of Christian Aid. It will be an entertaining night– please do go along if you can.

What’s On: May

           Mon 13th               Kirk Session@7pm

           Tue    14th             Keep Fit@10.00am

           Tue    14th              Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army

           Thu    16th              Walking Group@6pm

           Sat 18th                  Prayer Group@9.30am

          Sat 18th                   Coffee Morning@10-12 noon

          Sun 19th                 Worship@11am

          Sun   19th               Christian Aid Concert@6pm, Baptist Church

         Mon 20th               New Horizons trip to Mellerstain House - leaving the church at 12.30pm, and                                                 thereafter St Cuthbert’s School and the Retail Park. 

        Sun 26th                Hymns on the Parade@6pm

 

 

Notices for 4th May 2019

On Tuesday coming, 7th May@7pm, the Presbytery Of Duns will be meeting in our church. The Presbytery will be meeting in Berwick, partly to allow us to update Presbytery members on the life of our congregation, highlighting some aspects of our work and witness.  The meeting will begin with our presentation, thereafter breaking for tea and then continue on with the ordinary business of Presbytery. The meeting is open to anyone interested - all are most welcome.

What’s On: May

 Sun    5th                Worship@3.30pm, Tweed View

Tue    7th                Keep Fit@10.00am

Tue    7th                Presbytery Meeting@7pm, SAWG

Wed   8th                Finance Group@6pm

Wed 8th                  Mission Group@7.30pm

Thu 9th                    Walking Group@6pm

Sat 11th                     Prayer Group@9.30am

Sat 11th                     Banner Group@10am

Sun 12th                   Worship@11am - with Sunday Club for children

Mon 13th                  Kirk Session@7pm

Sat 18th                    Coffee Morning@10-12 noon

Mon 20th                 New Horizons trip to Mellerstain House - leaving the church at 12.30pm

Sun 26th                  Hymns on the Parade@6pm

 

 

    

 

Notices for 19th April 2019

We gather for our Good Friday service tonight@7pm - all welcome.

On Sunday@8am, on Spittal Beach we celebrate the risen Christ with a brief service along with our friends from the URC. Afterwards breakfast will be served in St Paul's URC - all welcome. 

Easter worship takes place on Sunday@11am and this is an all-age gathering.

Next Saturday, 27th April@11am there will be a international music concert by Remscheid Music & Art College, Germany as part of their short tour of the North East. The concert will feature a folk ensemble and string orchestra and include a wide variety of musical styles, suiting many tastes. Entry is free with a collection in aid of the Church. Please spread the word to friends and neighbours so as many as possible get the opportunity to enjoy and support this talented group.

What's On

Tue       23rd                   Keep Fit @10.00am

Thu      25th                   Walking Group @2pm

Thu      25th                   Choir@6pm

Sat       27th                   Prayer Group @9.30am

Sat        27th                    Music Concert@11am, SAWG

Sun      28th                   Worship @11am

Sun      28th                    Presbytery of Duns Conference@2pm, Gavington                                                                                                   Village Hall

 

Notices for 14th April 2019

We have a variety of Holy Week activities. On Tuesday, New Horizons@2pm has an Easter theme. On Wednesday, the film ‘The Shack’ will be shown in the Session Room@7pm. The movie is based on an international bestselling novel, and features a story of suffering, faith and discovery. On Maundy Thursday@7pm, we meet for an informal celebration of Holy Communion in the Session Room. On Good Friday, there is the Churches Together Walk of Witness@10.45am - from the Parade carpark and a reflective service in the evening@7pm, SAWG.

Next Saturday, 20th April@10-12, we will be decorating the church for Easter Sunday. All help appreciated.

Why not begin Easter Day with our Easter Morning service@8am on Spittal beach. This brief service is shared jointly with St Paul’s URC and is followed by breakfast in the URC. Our service@11am is for all-ages.

On Saturday 27th April@11am there will be a international music concert by Remscheid Music & Art College, Germany as part of their short tour of the North East. The concert will feature a folk ensemble and string orchestra and include a wide variety of musical styles, suiting many tastes. Entry is free with a collection in aid of the Church. Please spread the word to friends and neighbours so as many as possible get the opportunity to enjoy and support this talented group.

Forthcoming events: Apr 

              Sun      14th                   Easter Fun, Faith and Friendship for all ages@4-6pm

              Tue      16th                   Keep Fit@10am

              Tue      16th                   New Horizons@2pm: Easter Themed

              Wed     17th                   Film: ‘The Shack’@7pm, SAWG

              Thu      18th                 Walking Group@2pm

              Thu      18th                   Choir@6pm

              Thu      18th                   Maundy Thursday Communion@7pm - Session Room

              Fri        19th                  Churches Together March of Witness@10.45am, from Parade carpark,                                                             followed by service at Advertiser Building@11am

              Fri       19th                   Good Friday Worship@7pm, SAWG

             Sat       20th                  Prayer Group@9.30am

            Sat        20th                 Decoration of church for Easter@10-12

           Sun       21st                   Easter Morning Worship@8am, Spittal Beach followed by breakfast in St                                                         Paul’s URC

          Sun        21st                   All-age Easter Worship@11am, SAWG

Notices for 24th March 2019

On April 4th SAWG are hosting a Churches Together Lent Lunch, which takes place at 12-1pm (followed by a short talk by Maureen Kirkcaldy - about 20 mins). Donations of savoury and sweet items would be appreciated - if you can help please put your name on the sheet on the noticeboard.

A new Stamp Appeal has started supporting Chigodi Women Centre, Blantyre, Malawi. Used stamps can be deposited in the box at the back of the church, next to the PA unit. Please see the noticeboard for further details of the project.

Our annual church Spring Clean will take place on Sat 6th April@10-1pm. All help will be appreciated.

On 20th May, New Horizons will be having an afternoon excursion to Mellerstain House, leaving at 12.30pm and returning by 6pm. The cost will be £22. All are welcome whether you have come to New Horizons before or not. Please sign up on the sheet on the noticeboard. 

Berwick Parish Church are running a Lenten series, in the Parish Centre@7pm, on the Christian Creeds: 18th, 25th Mar; 1,8 Apr. All welcome - further details are on the noticeboard.

Our retiral offering on communion Sunday for Blythswood Care raised £207.

 

Forthcoming events: Mar/Apr 

              Tue       26th                   Keep Fit@10am

              Thu      28th                   Lent Lunch@12-1pm, St Paul’s URC 

              Thu      28th                   Walking Group@2pm

              Thu      28th                   Choir@6pm   

              Sat        30th                   Prayer Group@9.30am

              Sat        30th                   Banner Group@10am

              Sun       31st                    Worship@11am

              Thu      4th                      Lent Lunch, SAWG@12-1pm, followed by short talk

             Sat         6th                      Annual Church Spring Clean@10-1pm

             Sat         6th                      Berwick Concert Band@2.30-4.30pm, SAWG - in support of                                                                                HospiceCare, North Northumberland

            Sun         7th                      Congregational AGM after morning worship

            Sat         13th                      Coffee Morning@10-12

           Sun         14th                     Easter Fun, Faith and Friendship for all ages@4-6pm

 

Notices for 17th March 2019

New Horizons meets on Tuesday, 19th@2pm, when Canon Christopher Smith will be offering a talk, ‘Ministerial Musings’. All welcome.

On April 4th SAWG are hosting a Churches Together Lent Lunch, which takes place at 12-1pm (followed by an optional short talk - about 20 mins). Donations of savoury and sweet items would be appreciated - if you can help please put your name on the sheet on the noticeboard.

A new Stamp Appeal has started supporting Chigodi Women Centre, Blantyre, Malawi. Used stamps can be deposited in the box at the back of the church, next to the PA unit. Please see the noticeboard for further details of the project.

Our annual church Spring Clean will take place on Sat 6th April@10-1pm. All help will be appreciated.

On 20th May, New Horizons will be having an afternoon excursion to Mellerstain House, leaving at 12.30pm and returning by 6pm. The cost will be £22. All are welcome whether you have come to New Horizons before or not. Please sign up on the sheet on the noticeboard. 

Berwick Parish Church are running a Lenten series, in the Parish Centre@7pm, on the Christian Creeds: 18th, 25th Mar; 1,8 Apr. All welcome - further details are on the noticeboard.

Our retiral offering last week for Blythswood Care raised £207.

Forthcoming events: Mar/Apr 

Tue 19th   Keep Fit@10am

Tue 19th   New Horizons@2pm - Canon Christopher Smith

Thu 21st   Lent Lunch@12-1pm, Salvation Army 

Thu 21st   Walking Group@2pm

Thu 21st   Choir@6pm

Sat 23rd   Prayer Group@9.30am

Sat 23rd   Berwick Male Voice Choir@7.30pm, SAWG

Sat 30th   Banner Group@10am

Thu 4th   Lent Lunch, SAWG@12-1pm, followed by short talk

Sat 6th    Annual Church Spring Clean@10-1pm

Sat 6th   Berwick Concert Band@2.30-4.30pm, SAWG

Sun 7th  Congregational AGM after morning worship

Sat 13th  Coffee Morning@10-12

Sun 14th Easter Fun, Faith and Friendship for all ages@4-6pm

Notices for 10th March 2019

We celebrate Holy Communion at 11am and 6pm in the church and all who love the Lord Jesus are invited to share at his table. There will be a Sunday Club meeting for children at the same time as the morning service.

Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Morning was a great time of friendship and raised £329.51 for church funds. Thanks to those who organised and staffed the event and to all who supported it.

Berwick Parish Church are running a Lenten series, in the Parish Centre@7pm, on the Christian Creeds: 18th, 25th Mar; 1,8 Apr. All welcome - further details are on the noticeboard.

On April 4th SAWG are hosting a Churches Together Lent Lunch, which takes place at 12-1pm (followed by an optional short talk - about 20 mins). Donations of savoury and sweet items would be appreciated - if you can help please put your name on the sheet on the noticeboard.

On 20th May, New Horizons will be having an afternoon excursion to Mellerstain House, leaving at 12.30pm and returning by 6pm. The cost will be £22. All are welcome whether you have come to New Horizons before or not. Please sign up on the sheet on the church noticeboard.

Forthcoming events: Mar/Apr 

              Tue      12th                   Keep Fit@10am

              Tue      12th                   Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army

              Thu      14th                   Lent Lunch@12-1pm, St John’s, Spittal 

              Thu      14th                   Walking Group@2pm

              Thu      14th                   Choir@6pm   

              Sat        16th                   Prayer Group@9.30am

              Sun      17th                   Worship@11am

             Tue       19th                   New Horizons@2pm - Canon Christopher Smith

             Thu        4th                   Lent Lunch, SAWG@12-1pm, followed by short talk

             Sun         7th                   Congregational AGM after morning worship

             Sat         13th                  Coffee Morning@10-12

             Sun        14th                  Easter Fun, Faith and Friendship for all ages@4-6pm

  

  


An Elder of Elders!

James Armstrong (on the far right) has been an Elder in our Church for 51 years and has now enjoyed the preaching of six ministers! That surely is a great record!

Here we have James and Joyce Armstrong & family. Well done James! We look forward to many, many more years of your company.

The same day we presented James with his certificate, we welcomed new elders into the fold: Karen & Alan Aitchison. 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Notices for 24th February 2019

Worship on Sunday 24th is at 11am & 6pm. Sunday Club for children up to the age of 12 will meet during the morning service. The evening service is an informal gathering in the Session Room - the small hall accessed from the back door of the church, opposite the Parade Carpark. All welcome.

The annual World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday 1st March@2pm in Berwick Baptist Church. All welcome.

Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Morning, will take place on the 5th March@10-12. There will be delicious food, and homebaking, books and bric-a-brac stalls. All welcome. 

Each year, the Churches Together in Berwick organise Lent Lunches, which are hosted by different churches each week in Lent. The first lunch will be on 7th March, Berwick Baptist Church, with food available from 12-1pm. The lunch will be followed by a brief talk on a saint from 1-1.20pm.

Holy Communion will be celebrated on the 10th March@11am and 6pm, St Andrew's Wallace Green Church. All who love the Lord are welcome at his table. After worship on that day there will be a retiral offering for Blythswood Care, a Christian charity which does excellent work in various parts of the world. Part of what it does is to organise Christmas gift boxes - an activity that our Church Work Party contributes to.

Forthcoming events: Feb/Mar 

           Tue     26th               Keep Fit@10am

           Thu    28th               Walking Group@2pm

           Fri      1st                  World Day of Prayer@2pm, Baptist Church

           Fri      1st                  Youth Club@6.30pm

           Sat      2nd                Prayer Group@9.30am

           Sun     3rd                Worship@11am

           Sun     3rd                Worship@3.30pm, Tweed View Care Home

          Tue      5th                Shrove Tuesday Pancake Morning@10-12

          Sun     10th              Holy Communion@11am & 6pm, SAWG

 

Notices for 17th February 2019

 

New Horizons meets this coming Tuesday@2pm, when the Eclectica music group will be entertaining us. All welcome.

The annual World Day of Prayer service will take place on Friday 1st March@2pm in Berwick Baptist Church. All welcome.

Our Shrove Tuesday Coffee Morning, will take place on the 5th March@10-12. All welcome.

Each year, the Churches Together in Berwick organise Lent Lunches, which are hosted by different churches each week in Lent. The first lunch will be on 7th March, with food available from 12-1pm. The lunch will be followed by a brief talk on a saint from 1-1.20pm.

Forthcoming events: Feb 

           Tue     19th               Keep Fit@10am

           Tue     19th               New Horizons@2pm with Eclectica Music Group

           Thu    21st                Memorial Service for Tony Langmack@1.15pm

           Thu    21st                Walking Group@2pm

           Fri      22nd              Funeral of Margaret Younger@11am

           Sat      23rd              Prayer Group@9.30am

          Sun      24th              Worship@11am

          Sun      24th              Informal Worship@6pm, Session Room

 

Notices from Sunday 10th February 2019

The Hymn Sing-a-Long takes place on Tuesday 12th at 7pm in the Salvation Army building. All welcome.

On Saturday coming the Banner Group will meet from 10-12 noon in the church hall. All welcome.

Life and Work subscriptions for 2019 are now due, price £33.50. Please see Anne McQueen if you wish to renew or take out a new subscription. The February edn of Life and Work features an article about the Church of Scotland congregations in England, including a bit on SAWG.

Forthcoming events: Feb 
 Mon 11th  Kirk Session@7pm
 Tue 12th  Keep Fit@10am
 Tue 12th  Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army
 Thu 14th  Walking Group@2pm
 Sat 16th   Prayer Group@9.30am
 Sat 16th   Banner Group@10-12 Noon
 Sun  17th   Worship@11am
 Tue 19th  New Horizons@2pm with Eclectica Music Group

 

Notices from Sunday 3rd February 2019

On Tuesday 5th Feb, friends of Hilary Wilshaw are invited, if they wish, to come to her room in Berwick Care Home between 2-4pm to choose a small memento of Hilary.

Life and Work subscriptions for 2019 are now due, price £33.50. Please see Anne McQueen if you wish to renew or take out a new subscription. The February edn of Life and Work features an article about the Church of Scotland congregations in England, including a bit on SAWG.

Forthcoming events: Feb 
 Sun  3rd  Worship at Tweed View@3.30pm
 Tue  5th   Keep Fit@10am
 Wed 6th  Funeral of Hilary Wilshaw@11am, SAWG
 Wed 6th  Methodist Network@2pm
 Wed 6th Finance Commmitee@6pm, SAWG
 Thu  7th   Walking Group@2pm
 Fri    8th    Trefoil Guild@1.30pm
 Sat   9th    Prayer Group@9.30am
 Sun  10th Worship@11am
 Mon 11th Kirk Session@7pm
 Tue   12th  Hymn Sing-a-Long@7pm, Salvation Army
 Tue   19th  New Horizons@2pm with Eclectica Music Group