Today is Sunday 17th December 2017.

Pulpit supply

Everyone needs a break and that includes ministers who are otherwise permanently on duty and able to react to the needs of the community - often at short notice. Our minister is no exception.

Pastoral care will be covered by a neighbouring Church of Scotland minister but he or she will need to be in their own churches on Sundays so services in St Andrew's Wallace Green and Lowick Village Hall will be undertaken by a visiting minister, Reader or occasionally suitably trained members of our own church.

Sometimes a minister or reader will return to see us, which is always a pleasure.


SUNDAY 15th November 2015

Rev Dane Sherrard served as a Parish Minister for more than forty years, completing a probationary period in Abronhill, Cumbernauld before a Church had been built there. He was Church of Scotland Minister of Northern Italy (a grand title for a twenty-five-year-old) with a congregation in Genoa and responsible for five ports, working with both the Royal and Merchant Navies. He then served for eighteen years in Buckhaven, Fife in a community torn apart by unemployment caused by the closure of the mining industry before moving to the prosperous community of Bishopbriggs where he was minister at Cadder Parish Church. Finally he was minister of Arrochar and Luss in Argyll. He is also chairman of the trustees of the international Green Pilgrimage Network and his passions are cricket and sailing. He now lives with his wife and extended family at Mount Pleasant, which is three miles south of Duns where he hopes to spend next year building a small theatre!



Allan Wright

 

Today, Sunday 4th October 2015, was a bit different. Our minister, Rev Hood, has been mentoring a prospective candidate for the ministry - Allan Wright. As he draws towards the end of his enquiry period (known as a process of discernment), he shared in this morning's worship by choosing the readings (and one hymn) and delivering the sermon. It is always good to be part of someone's answering the call, whatever that call to service might be.

We wish him well.

 


During the minister's summer break inlcuding SUNDAY 9 AUGUST 2015 Mrs Christine Taylor returned and on SUNDAYs 16 & 23 AUGUST, Rev Bill Patterson was able to help (photos from earlier visits can be found below, for Mrs Taylor 3 Nov 2013 and for Rev Patterson, August 2013)


COMMUNION: SUNDAY 14 JUNE 2015

 

The Rev Bob Higham, a member of our church, took today's service while the minister is on study leave. He will also be with us next week.

As he has done many times over the years he brough Humphrey the camel with him (a well loved hand puppet) who demonstrated that a puppet without an arm to give him life is like a Christian without Jesus.

He also took communion with our members in Lowick in the Village Hall on Sunday afternoon.

 

 

 


COMMUNION: Sunday 23 NOVEMBER 2014

As part of the Local Church Review, Rev Ann Inglis took the service this morning allowing Rev Dr Hood to sit with the congregation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


VISITING PREACHER: Sunday 2 NOVEMBER 2014

Rev Bruce Neill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


VISITING PREACHER SUNDAY 27 JULY 2014 FOR FOUR SUNDAYS

Rev Dr Kenneth Walker and Mrs Veronica Walker

Ken’s parents were missionaries in China (a long time ago) and his father served as parish minister in Girvan, South Ayrshire, for almost 30 years. He studied theology at New College Edinburgh and then went on to serve in the parishes of Athelstaneford linked to Whitekirk and Tyninghame in East Lothian for some thirty-two years. He and his wife Veronica (also preaches) retired to Berwickshire in late 2008 and live near Allanton


VISITING PREACHER: Sunday 4 May 2014

Rev Bill Landale felt that our organist (Rena) is as much a part of the service as the preacher

 

 

 

 

 

 


VISITING PREACHER (READER): Sunday 3 November 2013

 

 

Christine Taylor with one of our beautiful bequeathed windows behind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PULPIT EXCHANGE: Sunday 20 October 2013

Rev Jim Watson took our service while Rev Hood preached in his church (Chirnside)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


GUEST: Sunday 29 September 2013

 

Mr Liam Fraser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


VISITING MINISTERS: August 2013

Sunday 18th August 2013. A new face to us but soon to become a friend, Rev Tom Gordon conducted a lively and thought provoking service - including the use of an invisible box of goodies (which he has left behind for us to use again and again)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday 4th & 11th August 2013. An old friend of the church, Rev Bill Patterson, is providing cover during the first two weeks of our minister's holiday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


VISITING MINISTER: April 2013

On Sunday 28th April 2013, services were taken by Rev Dr Jennifer Graham pictured below at the end of the Berwick service.