church of scotland

The vision of the Church of Scotland is to be a church which seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.



The Church is administered in accordance with the terms of the Model Deed of Constitution and the Acts and Regulations of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. 



The parish churches of Lauder and Channelkirk were united as one charge in 2005/6. As the only parish church in Lauderdale members welcome all to worship and to participate in all church activities. As a Reformed Presbyterian Church the basis of our faith is the Word of God as contained in the Bible.

We believe in one God – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Our aim is to follow the teaching and example of Jesus Christ through whose life, death and resurrection we come to know, love and worship God. We seek to do this through love and practical care for each other and those we encounter in our daily lives.

lauder kirk session

We observe the two sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion. We baptise believing adults and the children of Christian families. Christians of any denomination are welcomed to Holy Communion.


Minister & Elders

The Parish Minister, who is Moderator of the Kirk Session, is appointed by the congregation and ordained and inducted by the authority of the Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles.

The Elders of the Church, appointed by the congregation on nomination by the Kirk Session, are chosen from those members who are considered to have the appropriate gifts and skills.

Channelkirk and Lauder Church is part of the Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles.