Church worship

Activities

 Sunday Worship

NORMALLY (but not at present)

Regular Sunday Worship is held in Channelkirk Church at 10am each Sunday. During January, February and March this is held in the War Memorial Hall, Oxton.

Lauder Church Regular Sunday Worship at 1130am.

An All- Age Service takes place in Lauder on the first Sunday of every month led by our Praise Band.

Bible Study and Prayer

Our Prayer Group meets in the Church Centre at 1pm on a Friday.

World Day of Prayer: First Friday in March with Stow and Earlston Churches.

Church-based Organisations

Tuesday Mornings: The Bright Ideas (crafts) group.
Wednesday Mornings: Mums4Mums Group for new mums and babies.
Wednesday Afternoons (monthly): The Guild
Thursday Mornings: The Art Group

ALL MEETINGS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

 

The Kirk Session

The Kirk Session meets, usually, on the second Tuesday of each month with the exception of July and August.

The Annual Stated Meeting is held on a convenient date between March and June

Communion

First Sunday in May and November in Channelkirk Church 

Last Sunday in May and November in Lauder Church

‘Informal’ Communion – Maundy Thursday; Easter Sunday and Christmas

The Doughty Bequest

In the 1960’s a former Lauder solicitor and church elder Alan C Doughty Esq left a legacy for the benefit of the children of the parish, based on the traditional summer trip to the coast and a Christmas Treat for all children in the parish of Lauder.

Time has altered  the manner by which the legacy supports the young of the parish. A Court of Session judgement in 1968 widened the way in which the legacy might be spent. Initially some £15000 formed the Doughty legacy, the total now sits around £60,000 releasing interest annually in support of residential experiences organised by Lauder and Channelkirk Primary Schools and the Parish Treat for all ages from toddlers to early secondary school.

In addition the Church Sunday Club receives funds towards resources. Occasionally small grants are awarded in support of youth projects considered in keeping with the spirit of the legacy. The elders of the Church form the Trustees.

 

Special Services

A programme of study takes place during Holy Week when Good Friday and Easter Sunday have special services.

Kirkin’ of the Cornet: The Sunday immediately before Common Riding Week, often the last Sunday in July.

Harvest: Mid October

Remembrance: The Sunday in November nearest to the 11th at both Oxton and Lauder War memorials leading to morning church.

Near to the date of each occasion detail of each Special Service is posted on this website and on our Facebook page.

Fellowship

Tea and coffee is served immediately after each Sunday Service.

Social events are held throughout the year including:

Burns Supper: Third Friday in January
Easter Egg Competition: The Saturday before Easter Sunday
The Walk with St. Cuthbert in June.
An autumn gathering.
Christmas Lights: The Switch On is held usually on the first Friday in December
Parish Treat: Second Saturday in December