West Tweeddale Parishes 

Forthcoming Events:

Lent Study - The Things He Did (22/04/2024 - Mon)

For Lent we will be discussing Stephen Cottrell’s book “The Things He Did” which covers the things Jesus did during the final week of his life starting with riding a colt into Jerusalem.

There will be two identical programmes lasting six weeks. One will be online using Zoom and the other in person in Skirling Village Hall.

   Week 1: He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey

   Week 2: He overturned the money changers' tables

   Week 3: He ate with tax collectors and sinners

   Week 4: He washed his disciples' feet

   Week 5: He broke bread and shared wine

   Week 6: He prayed that there might be another way

The Zoom sessions will be every Monday at 7pm starting on 19th February. They will be led by Steven Whalley and Kevin Scott.

The Skirling Village Hall sessions will be every Friday at 10.30am starting on 16th February. The first will be led by David Henderson-Howat. Subsequent sessions will be led by other members of the worship team. Refreshments will be provided.

There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

Further information and the Zoom link can be obtained from Fiona Burnett (07944 196234 or )

Lamancha Community Cafe (24/04/2024 - Wed)

The community cafe run by Lamancha Community Hub is open every Wednesday from 10 am till 2pm and if it's nice weather you can sit outside.

Baby Brunch (26/04/2024 - Fri)

Baby brunch is resuming in West Linton on Friday 26th August in the Old Church Hall on the Lower Green during school term time. This is for parents, grandparents, carers or childminders with babies and/or young toddlers.

Baby brunch provides a warm and welcoming place to come to meet and chat with others and to get to know more people in the village. It also provides the opportunity for children to play and socialise.

Community CoSY Coffee Afternoon (26/04/2024 - Fri)

Our hours are 2pm to 4pm on Fridays, at the Old Church Hall in West Linton. Come along for a chat, cuppa, company and cake! Everyone very welcome, although under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult. Free of charge although donations welcome but not expected. More information from Kate Whalley.

Why Knot Drop In? (26/04/2024 - Fri)

While The Knot in West Linton is closed for redecoration through January, 'Why Knot Drop In' to the Village Centre for some winter warmth, free refreshments, chat and entertainment. Every Friday morning starting on the 6th January from 10.00 till 12.30pm.Everyone very welcome.

Lent Study - The Things He Did (26/04/2024 - Fri)

For Lent we will be discussing Stephen Cottrell’s book “The Things He Did” which covers the things Jesus did during the final week of his life starting with riding a colt into Jerusalem.

There will be two identical programmes lasting six weeks. One will be online using Zoom and the other in person in Skirling Village Hall.

   Week 1: He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey

   Week 2: He overturned the money changers' tables

   Week 3: He ate with tax collectors and sinners

   Week 4: He washed his disciples' feet

   Week 5: He broke bread and shared wine

   Week 6: He prayed that there might be another way

The Zoom sessions will be every Monday at 7pm starting on 19th February. They will be led by Steven Whalley and Kevin Scott.

The Skirling Village Hall sessions will be every Friday at 10.30am starting on 16th February. The first will be led by David Henderson-Howat. Subsequent sessions will be led by other members of the worship team. Refreshments will be provided.

There is no charge and everyone is welcome.

Further information and the Zoom link can be obtained from Fiona Burnett (07944 196234 or )

Carlops Drop-In Coffee (27/04/2024 - Sat)

There is a coffee drop-in meeting in Carlops Church on the last Saturday of every month, from 10.30am to 12 noon. Everyone is invited: come and drink coffee, eat scones and cake, chat, enjoy good company. There is no charge, but donations are invited, for pandemic depleted Church funds initially.

The organisers welcome any help you can offer: moving chairs and tables before and after the event; providing scones, cake, biscuits;serving tables. If you can help from time to time, contact Mary Levison or Mary McElroy. Contact details can be found at the bottom of the July 2022 Carlops Church newsletter.

Broughton Bite 'n' Blether (01/05/2024 - Wed)

Organised by Upper Tweeddale Community Council, this is held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 10 o’clock till midday. Come along to Broughton Village Hall for a hot roll, home baking and tea/coffee. Suggested £3 donation. All welcome

Prayers for the Church in Broughton (05/05/2024 - Sun)

Your Will Be Done

Come and pray with us for and about the future of Broughton Kirk. We will meet from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. on the first Sunday and the third Thursday of each month at Broughton Village Hall.

The plan is to look at the many ways in which it is possible to pray, focusing on a particular type of prayer each month; to use that prayer in praying for the Holy Spirit to guide us in the way forward for the church in Broughton; and to reflect on our experiences of using different ways of praying.

We begin in April on Sunday 7th and Thursday 18th.

Carlops Soup Lunch (08/05/2024 - Wed)

This is held in Carlops Church on the second Wednesday of every month throughput the Winter (except December) until further notice. Times are 12noon to 1.30pm. The first event is on Wednesday 13 September 2023 and the last in April 2024.

There is no charge, but charitable donations are invited. There is no need to book; just turn up; take a cup or choose your soup; drink, eat and chat. As regulars know, places are limited and it can get busy; an early appearance may be the wise strategy

Skirling Lunch Club (09/05/2024 - Thu)

For one day each month the Skirling Community hosts lunch in the Skirling Village Hall. Anyone is welcome to come along. This is held on the second Thursday of every month at 12:30.

Skirling Green Christian Aid Car Boot Sale (12/05/2024 - Sun)

On Sunday 12th May Skirling Green hosts the annual Car Boot Sale raising funds for Christian Aid. The sale officially begins at 2pm but stalls appear from about 12 noon. There will be plants, ice cream, homebaking, bargains and of course teas, scones and cakes in the Village Hall. The cost is per car unless all of your takings are to be donated to Christian Aid.

Prayers for the Church in Broughton (16/05/2024 - Thu)

Your Will Be Done

Come and pray with us for and about the future of Broughton Kirk. We will meet from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. on the first Sunday and the third Thursday of each month at Broughton Village Hall.

The plan is to look at the many ways in which it is possible to pray, focusing on a particular type of prayer each month; to use that prayer in praying for the Holy Spirit to guide us in the way forward for the church in Broughton; and to reflect on our experiences of using different ways of praying.

We begin in April on Sunday 7th and Thursday 18th.
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