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the magazine<br />

Peebles Old Parish<br />

Church of Scotland<br />

with<br />

Eddleston Parish<br />

Church of Scotland<br />

<strong>June</strong> <strong>2014</strong>

Daily<br />

Worship<br />

in Peebles Old Parish,10am<br />

Daily Worship Leaders Jun/July<strong>2014</strong><br />

Monday 2 nd Eph 3:1‐13 Diana Brown <strong>June</strong><br />

Tuesday 3 rd Eph 3:14‐21 Douglas Kesting<br />

Wednesday 4 th Eph 4:1‐16 Wilma Barrett<br />

Thursday 5 th Eph 4:17‐32 Calum MacDougall<br />

Friday 6 th Eph 5:1‐20 Geoff Goldstraw<br />

Saturday 7 th Pet 2:4‐10 Elizabeth Parker<br />

Monday 9 th Eccles 7:1‐14 Lily Swinney<br />

Tuesday 10 th Eccles 8:14‐9:10 Janette Cameron<br />

Wednesday 11 th Eccles 9:11‐18 John Fairless<br />

Thursday 12 th Eccles 11:1‐8 Alistair Robertson<br />

Friday13th Eccles 11:9‐12:14 Tom Mills<br />

Saturday 14 th Matt 17:1‐13 Rachel Forsyth<br />

Monday 16 th Rom 1:1‐15 Frances Carrol<br />

Tuesday 17 th Rom 1:16‐25 Marjorie Renton<br />

Wednesday 18 th Rom 1:28‐2:11 Sally Thorburn<br />

Thursday 19 th Rom 2:12‐24 Isabelle Coghill<br />

Friday 20 th Rom 23:25‐3:8 Jim Edgar<br />

Saturday 21 st BELTANE<br />

Monday 23 rd Rom 3:21‐31 Tom Fairbairn<br />

Tuesday 24 th Rom 4:1‐12 Diana Brown<br />

Wednesday 25 th Rom 4:13‐25 Cathie Davidson<br />

Thursday 26 th Rom 5:1‐11 Douglas Kesting<br />

Friday 27 th Rom 5:12‐21 Sheena Edgar<br />

Saturday 28 th Rom 6:1‐11 Pauline Copeland<br />

Monday 30 th Rom 6:12‐23 Calum MacDougall<br />

Tuesday 1 st Rom 7:1‐12 Lily Swinney July<br />

Wednesday 2 nd Rom 7:13‐25 Wilma Barrett<br />

Thursday 3 rd Rom 8:1‐11 Geoff Goldstraw<br />

Friday 4 th Rom 8:12‐17 Janette Cameron<br />

Saturday 5 th Rom 8:18‐25 Elizabeth Parker

Pastoral letter<br />

<strong>June</strong> <strong>2014</strong><br />

As many of you, perhaps most of you, will know I’ve been on something<br />

of an adventure for the last eight months. My journey began very<br />

unexpectedly even longer ago, back in <strong>June</strong> of last year and since that<br />

time the path has taken many twists and turns. <strong>The</strong>re have been steep<br />

uphill climbs but there has also been much level ground that has been<br />

easier to negotiate than anticipated. On the uphill stretches and along<br />

some rocky paths I have depended upon, and have always been<br />

fortunate to receive, a hand to steady me and sometimes arms to<br />

embrace me. What a blessing that has been. Now, as I stand near the<br />

end of the long and winding road, the end-point of this particular<br />

journey has come into view … and what a welcome sight it is!<br />

I would not have chosen to embark on the journey in the first place but<br />

I can say without a shadow of doubt, that I have been greatly enriched<br />

by the experience. Many lessons have been learned. Much revision of<br />

ideas and attitudes has been taking place and more will follow. I’m<br />

pretty certain that by this time next year and possibly long before that,<br />

my life will have undergone significant change and I fully expect that<br />

the growing sense of being at ease with myself will continue long<br />

beyond that.<br />

One of the most important lessons I am learning is that one can never<br />

value people enough. I’ve long considered myself a “people person”<br />

and relationships with individuals or groups of people have always been<br />

important, yet I feel I have never valued the people in my life as much<br />

as I ought to have. Family connections are important and while I hope I<br />

have recognised the place of my nuclear family, in the last few months I<br />

have consciously nurtured relationships throughout the extended family.<br />

Among my closest friends too I am consciously trying to be more<br />

attentive and appreciative. Perhaps it has been too easy in the past to<br />

take some of those very important people for granted but the<br />

experience of the last few months has brought a salutary reminder that<br />

in life there are few guarantees and we really ought always to show our<br />

appreciation of the people around us.

I don’t know if my eight-month journey will make me a better person,<br />

though I’d like to think it might, but I am sure it will make me a more<br />

appreciative person.<br />

How much happier we could all be if we nurtured our friendships and<br />

relationships with the care they deserve.<br />

If you have not yet put the date in your diary please do so now!<br />

Saturday 7th <strong>June</strong> is the day chosen for our Stewardship Conference in<br />

the MacFarlane Hall from 10.30am to 2.30pm. It is vital that this event<br />

is well-attended and though it is taking place at the Old Parish Church, a<br />

very warm welcome is extended to anyone at Eddleston who would like<br />

to come along.<br />

Both congregations are focussing their Stewardship Campaigns this year<br />

on outreach. In fact the Old Parish Church is going to be directing<br />

energies into outreach over this year and next year.<br />

Already Eddleston is pressing ahead with imaginative projects. One of<br />

those is “A Bite and a Blether” which has got off to a very encouraging<br />

start. It provides an opportunity for folk in the<br />

village, together with friends from the<br />

surrounding area as well as day visitors, to<br />

meet for a chat and a catch-up over a cup of<br />

coffee and a bacon roll and/or delicious home<br />

baking. It runs every Wednesday from<br />

11.30am till 1.00pm in the village hall.<br />

Our Stewardship Conference on Saturday 7th<br />

<strong>June</strong> (the more the date is mentioned the<br />

better!) will be facilitated by <strong>The</strong> Rev Alan<br />

Gibson, the Church’s Head of Stewardship and<br />

by Mrs Margot Robertson, who is Stewardship<br />

Consultant for this part of Scotland and who has<br />

already worked with both of our congregations.<br />

It will provide an opportunity for the sharing of<br />

ideas as we address the very serious issue of our ageing and declining<br />

congregations.<br />

Please do not imagine that the atmosphere will be filled with doom and<br />

gloom. <strong>The</strong> day will be upbeat and fun so please make every effort to<br />

come along and share your vision for the future of our congregations.<br />

With all my love,<br />


Open to all<br />

members of the<br />

congregation<br />

Open to all members of the congregation<br />

Stewardship Conference<br />

Saturday 7 th <strong>June</strong> <strong>2014</strong><br />

10.30am to 2.30pm<br />

In the MacFarlane Hall<br />

This conference will be led by Rev Alan Gibson and Margot Robertson of<br />

<strong>The</strong> Church of Scotland Stewardship Department. We are aware of our<br />

declining and ageing congregation and this is an opportunity to discuss<br />

our long term future as we realise that action is needed now. We need to<br />

assess the present state of Peebles Old with a view to working out<br />

strategies which will take the congregation forward.<br />

This is therefore a very important meeting and a full attendance of the<br />

Kirk Session is expected along with members of the congregation. This is<br />

our future and we all need to be a part of it.<br />

Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided<br />

What are the<br />

biggest challenges<br />

we face?<br />

Our building is<br />

soaking up too<br />

much time and<br />

effort<br />

What role<br />

can I play?<br />

How can we<br />

move<br />

forward?<br />

<strong>The</strong> rainy day has<br />

arrived hasn’t it?

News from<br />

Peebles & Eddleston<br />

What we’re up to.<br />

Music Makers Group at Eddleston<br />

<strong>The</strong> Music Makers will not meet during <strong>June</strong> and July but will resume on<br />

Sunday 31st August at 4.30pm in the church.<br />

For further information contact Fiona Sinclair on 730221<br />

Music for a summer evening<br />

With Eddleston Voices, Eddleston Parish Junior Choir and friends on Friday<br />

6th <strong>June</strong> at 7.00pm in Eddleston Parish Church tickets - £5 including a glass<br />

of wine. Children admitted free.<br />

Stewardship Conference<br />

Saturday 7th <strong>June</strong> <strong>2014</strong> 10.30am to 2.30pm<br />

In the MacFarlane Hall<br />

It’s not too late to come and help shape the future of<br />

your church.<br />

Thanks from Elspeth Knowles and the Guild of Friendship.<br />

Thank you to all who helped, donated and bought items from my "New<br />

Items" stall at the Guild of Friendship and Christian Aid Coffee mornings.<br />

£100 was raised for the Guild of Friendship and £72 for Christian Aid.<br />

Please continue to keep items for me as I will likely have the stall at the<br />

Christmas Coffee morning.<br />

Well done to the members of the Guild who raised well over £750 at the<br />

coffee morning recently. A huge thank you to all those who attended, spent<br />

their money and gave donations or helped in any way.<br />

Peeblesshire Foodbank.<br />

A facility is available in Eddleston Parish Church to receive<br />

donations of non perishable goods for the Foodbank on a<br />

Wednesday from 11.30 - 10pm Goods can either be handed<br />

in at the church, school or given to any church member.

Eddleston Parish Church Junior Choir is 20 years old!<br />

Little did I think that in March 1994 I would be writing an article for <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong> in <strong>2014</strong> celebrating 20 years of the Junior Choir!<br />

Over the last 20 years the Junior Choir has<br />

organised and taken part in many fund<br />

raising events, entertained Guilds, been a<br />

part of a Choir Festival and performed in<br />

numerous concerts. It has presented 14<br />

Christmas, 2 Easter, 4 Harvest and 16<br />

Biblical & Secular Cantatas, as well as<br />

recording 5 CD's. More than 130 youngsters<br />

have come through the ranks of the Choir<br />

which presently has 17 members of primary<br />

and secondary school age.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Village Hall was packed for our recent<br />

celebratory concert and party and a very<br />

happy occasion ensued. It is my sincere hope<br />

that the Choir will continue to go from strength to strength leading the praise<br />

in Eddleston Parish Church and beyond for at least another 20 years.<br />

Lorraine Mulholland<br />

"<strong>The</strong> Junior Choir is<br />

at the heart of<br />

Eddleston Parish<br />

Church. Its regular<br />

participation in<br />

worship and its<br />

contribution to life of<br />

not only the Church<br />

but the wider<br />

community is greatly<br />

valued in Eddleston."<br />

Photo: Jayne Wright

Music<br />

For A Summer<br />

Evening<br />

Concert with Junior Choir,<br />

Eddleston Voices and Friends<br />

7.00pm Friday<br />

6th <strong>June</strong><br />

Eddleston Parish Church<br />

More information nearer the<br />

Putting their Heart & Soul<br />

into it.<br />

Here are a couple of photos<br />

of our “Heart & Soul”<br />

volunteers hard at work on<br />

our display for Princes<br />

Street.<br />

Mighty impressive it looks<br />


Eco-Congregation: Fracking<br />

A good turnout heard an interesting introduction to<br />

the basics of Fracking and some of the history behind<br />

it from Adrian Shaw, Climate Change Officer for the<br />

Church of Scotland. Adrian stressed that some of the<br />

facts are very hard to come by but that the whole<br />

discussion about our future energy requirements and<br />

how to satisfy them is an extremely important one.<br />

His introduction covered the local environmental and<br />

economic issues before moving on to national<br />

economic issues and global environmental ones.<br />

Those present had a chance to gather to discuss the<br />

issues in small groups before opening it to the floor.<br />

Many interesting points were made on both sides and the evening ended with<br />

tea and coffee and a chance to speak further to Adrian.<br />

<strong>The</strong> next Eco-Church Meeting will take place in Melrose on 6 th . October at<br />

Holy Trinity Church, Melrose at 7.30 p.m.<br />

<strong>The</strong> main topic of the meeting will be 'Setting up a new Eco-Congregation<br />

network in the area around Melrose '. We are keen to encourage other<br />

members of the Esk and Tweed Congregation network to come along and<br />

share their experiences of being Eco-Congregations and of being part of an<br />

Eco-Congregation network.<br />

Hospital Visiting<br />

Due to data protection legislation, in-patient lists are no longer available for<br />

visiting clergy in our local hospitals. This means that ministers have no way<br />

of finding out that people are in hospital, or are going into hospital, unless<br />

they are told either by the patient or, with the patient’s express permission,<br />

by a friend or relative. If you are going in to hospital and would welcome a<br />

visit from the minister, please ‘phone or ask someone else to ‘phone the Old<br />

Parish Church Office (723986).

Words of Wisdom<br />

Stop Condemning Yourself<br />

‘…Who is he who condemns?…. Romans 8:34 NKJV<br />

Stop being mad at yourself because you’re still struggling in certain areas.<br />

When it comes to an area of your life that needs improvement, be concerned<br />

about it, but not consumed with it.<br />

You are always going to be working on<br />

something, so learn to separate your<br />

‘who’ from you ‘do’. When you are in<br />

Christ is a settled issue, ‘<strong>The</strong>re is<br />

therefore now no condemnation to those<br />

who are in Christ Jesus’ (v1 NKJV).<br />

Because God has chosen to see you ‘in<br />

Christ’, you are always acceptable to Him<br />

and you always have access to Him. Your<br />

‘who’ is not based on your ‘do’. Your ‘who’ determines your salvation, your<br />

‘do’ determines your future rewards in heaven. God is not condemning you,<br />

you are condemning yourself! God will convict you, and when you repent of<br />

sin He will cleanse you, but He will never condemn you. Satan does that. You<br />

do that to yourself. But God never will.<br />

‘Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also<br />

risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who makes intercession for us’<br />

(v. 34 NKJV). Every time you fail, Christ your advocate offers His atoning<br />

blood to cover your sin. As a result, God seas you as ‘accepted’.<br />

Stop comparing yourself with somebody else. You are you, and you will never<br />

be them. We are all equal in Christ! So when somebody condemns you, stand<br />

on this scripture: ‘Surely the Lord God will help me; who is he who will<br />

condemn me? Indeed they will all grow old like a garment; the month will eat<br />

them up’ (Isaiah 50:9NKJV)<br />

This is reproduced with kind permission from United Christian Broadcasters<br />

(UCB) Word for Today. Copies can be obtained<br />

from them at UCB Operations Centre, Westport<br />

Road, Stoke on Trent, ST6 4JF<br />

<strong>The</strong>y can be reached on 0845 6040401 or at<br />


Bell-tower Craik<br />

More tea Vicar?<br />

<strong>The</strong> good ecumenist<br />

I was walking across a bridge one day, and I saw a man standing on the<br />

edge, about to jump off. I immediately ran over and said "Stop! Don't do it!"<br />

"Why shouldn't I?" he said.<br />

"Well ... are you religious or atheist?"<br />

"Religious."<br />

"Me too! Are you Christian or Jewish?"<br />

"Christian."<br />

"Me too! Are you Catholic or Protestant?"<br />

"Protestant."<br />

"Me too! Are you Church of England, Methodist or Baptist?"<br />

"Baptist."<br />

"Wow! Me too! Are you Baptist Church of God or Baptist Church of the Lord?"<br />

"Baptist Church of God."<br />

"Me too! Are you Original Baptist Church of God, or are you Reformed Baptist<br />

Church of God?"<br />

"Reformed Baptist Church of God."<br />

"Me too! Are you Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1879, or<br />

Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915?"<br />

"Reformed Baptist Church of God, reformation of 1915!"<br />

To which I said, "Die, heretic scum!"<br />

and pushed him off.<br />

Taxi!<br />

A man walked out to the street and<br />

caught a taxi just going by. He got into<br />

the taxi, and the cabbie said, "Perfect<br />

timing. You're just like Brian"<br />

Passenger: "Who?"<br />

Cabbie: "Brian Sullivan.<br />

He's a guy who did everything right all<br />

the time. Like my coming along when<br />

you needed a cab, things happen like<br />

that to Brian Sullivan, every single<br />

time."<br />

Passenger: "<strong>The</strong>re are always a few<br />

clouds over everybody."<br />

Cabbie: "Not Brian Sullivan.<br />

He was a terrific athlete. He could have<br />

won the Grand Slam at tennis. He

could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a<br />

Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano. He was an<br />

amazing guy."<br />

Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special."<br />

Cabbie: "<strong>The</strong>re's more. He had a memory like a computer. He remembered<br />

everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and<br />

which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me.<br />

I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Brian Sullivan, he could<br />

do everything right."<br />

Passenger: "Wow. Some guy then."<br />

Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic<br />

jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Brian, he never<br />

made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel<br />

good. He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his<br />

clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the<br />

perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to<br />

Brian Sullivan."<br />

Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?"<br />

Cabbie: "Well, I never actually met Brian. He died. I'm married to his<br />


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from the<br />

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to consider your donation for it carefully. We’d be delighted if everybody felt<br />

able to contribute a minimum donation of at least £7 a year for their 12<br />

copies. This will help us cover costs of production.<br />

What would help us even more would be if you would give your donation to<br />

your distributor between January and April each year. Go on…you know it’s<br />

worth it!<br />

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£19.44.<br />

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<strong>June</strong> 1 Monica Aikman Acts 1:6–14<br />

St John 17:1–11<br />

8 Pauline Copeland Acts 2:1–21<br />

St John 20:19–23<br />

15 Fiona Fleming Genesis 1:1-2:4a<br />

St Matthew 28:16–20<br />

22 Barbara Crawford Genesis 21:8–21<br />

St Matthew 10:24–39<br />

27 Sheena Edgar Genesis 22:1–14<br />

St Matthew 10:40-42<br />

July 6 Jim Edgar Romans 7:15-25a<br />

St Matthew 11:16-19 and 25-30<br />

13 Sandy Murray Romans 8:1-11<br />

St Matthew 13:1-9 and 18-23<br />

20 Marjorie Renton Romans 8:12-25<br />

St Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43<br />

27 Diana Brown Romans 8:26-39<br />

St Matthew 13:31-33 and 44-52<br />

DUTY ELDERS North South<br />

<strong>June</strong> Banker Janette Cameron<br />

Maureen Collier<br />

July Banker Sheena Edgar<br />

Marjorie Renton<br />


<strong>June</strong> 29 Archie Cameron<br />

Karen Ritchie<br />

Pauline Copeland<br />

John Fairless<br />

Please note: Elders unable to undertake any of the above duties are asked to arrange for a substitute<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bell Ringers<br />

<strong>June</strong> 1 Fiona Taylor (am)<br />

Roger Trueman (pm)<br />

8 Kenny Davidson<br />

15 Mary Hudson<br />

Beltane<br />

8am<br />

21 Anne Derrick, Mary Hudson,<br />

Fiona Taylor<br />

22 Anne Derrick<br />

29 Jeanette Mackison




25 th May Emily Riddoch, daughter of Kim and Stuart Nicoll,<br />

11 Forthview Crescent, Wallyford.<br />

DEATH<br />

29 th April Mr William Rogers, 12 Crossburn Farm Road, Peebles<br />



Total Offerings for May <strong>2014</strong> £1,057.30<br />

Total Offerings for May 2013 £548.90<br />

Total Offerings for the 5 months to May <strong>2014</strong> £4,433.52<br />

Total Offerings for the 5 months to May 2013 £3,582.31<br />

Decrease in giving over 2013 £851.21<br />


Total Offerings for the 4 months to April <strong>2014</strong> £24,922<br />

Total Offerings for the 4 months to April 2013 £23,688<br />

Increase in giving in <strong>2014</strong> over 2013 £1,234<br />


<strong>June</strong><br />

Sunday 1st 11.45am Morning Worship. Seventh Sunday of Easter.<br />

Sunday 8th 11.45am Morning Worship. Pentecost<br />

Sunday 15th 11.45am Morning Worship. Trinity Sunday<br />

Sunday 22nd 11.45am Morning Worship. Second Sunday after Pentecost<br />

Sunday 29th 6pm Monthly Evening Sixth Third Sunday after<br />

Pentecost<br />

July<br />

Sunday 6th 11.45am Morning Worship. Fourth Sunday after Pentecost<br />

<strong>June</strong><br />

Sunday 1st<br />


10am<br />

6pm<br />

Morning Worship. Seventh Sunday of Easter.<br />

Monthly Evening Service.<br />

Sunday 8th 10am Morning Worship. Pentecost<br />

Sunday 15th 10am Morning Worship. Trinity Sunday<br />

Sunday 22nd 10am Morning Worship Second Sunday after Pentecost<br />

Sunday 29th 10am Morning Worship Third Sunday after Pentecost<br />

Followed by Short Order of Holy Communion<br />

July<br />

Sunday 6th 10am Morning Worship. Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Flower Calendar<br />

Convenor: Janet Macdougall 720568<br />

Treasurer: Diana Brown 720817<br />

Jun<br />

July<br />

1 Donor Miss N Rait<br />

Arranger Diana Brown<br />

8 Donor Mrs Kirsty Davidson<br />

Dr & Mrs Angus Russel<br />

Arranger Caroline Lazenby<br />

15 Donor<br />

Arranger<br />

Mrs M McFarlane<br />

Maureen Collier<br />

22 Donor Mrs M Buchan<br />

Arranger Liz Trueman<br />

29 Donor<br />

Arranger<br />

Capt. & Mrs J Edgar<br />

Elizabeth Douglas<br />

6 Donor Mrs van Dijk<br />

Mrs M Coltman<br />

Arranger Stephanie Porter<br />

13 Donor Mr & Mrs G Mackison<br />

Arranger Janet Macdougall<br />

20 Donor<br />

Arranger<br />

Mr & Mrs McGrath<br />

Margaret Ireland<br />

27 Donor Mrs M Baird<br />

Arranger Eileen Williamson

A very warm welcome to<br />

Our Organisations<br />

You’ll receive a warm welcome at any of our groups, whose details are given<br />

below. For further information about each organisation, please see our<br />

website www.topcop.org.uk<br />

Group Where and when we meet Contact<br />

<strong>The</strong> Ten o’ All children welcome.<br />

Monica Aikman<br />

Clock Club MacFarlane Hall Sundays in term time 01721 729041<br />

at 10.00am<br />

Choir<br />

Song School<br />

Thursdays 7.30-9.00pm (not July and<br />

August)<br />

Choristers Song School<br />

Thursdays in school terms 6.00-7.00pm<br />

Girls’ Brigade MacFarlane Hall<br />

Wednesdays in school terms<br />

Explorers (P1 – P3) 6.00-7.00pm<br />

Flower<br />

Committee<br />

Bellringers’<br />

Group<br />

Guild of<br />

Friendship<br />

Traidcraft<br />

Juniors and Brigaders 7.00-8.15pm<br />

Meets once a year as a whole group,<br />

Members take their turn at arranging the<br />

flowers in church each week and at major<br />

religious festivals.<br />

Members take their turn on the Sunday<br />

Bell ringing rota and ring on other<br />

community occasions if they wish.<br />

Members meet together twice a year. <strong>The</strong><br />

Guild visits housebound members of the<br />

congregation. <strong>The</strong> number of homes and<br />

frequency of visits is flexible and can<br />

easily be arranged to suit the availability<br />

of the Visitor<br />

Members take turns at the purpose-built<br />

cupboard selling Fairtrade goods after<br />

morning worship each Sunday<br />

‘Green Team’ Help to provide ideas for each of us to<br />

better care for God’s creation.<br />

Toddlers’ MacFarlane Hall<br />

Group Tuesdays in school terms. 10.00-11.00am<br />


Bacon Rolls Friday mornings. Join a team taking your<br />

turn preparing and serving Bacon Rolls.<br />

Each team is ‘on’ once every 6 weeks.<br />

Great fun!<br />

Sarah Brown<br />

(Director of Music)<br />

07967 161968<br />

Catriona Steven<br />

01721 725920<br />

Janet Macdougall<br />

01721 720568<br />

Anne Derrick<br />

01721 721075<br />

Elizabeth Fairless<br />

01721 720344<br />

Diana Brown<br />

01721 720817<br />

Diana Brown<br />

01721 720817<br />

Please speak to the<br />

Minister or Session<br />

Clerks<br />

Diana Brown<br />

01721 720817

Who’s Who at Peebles & Eddleston<br />

Minister:<br />

<strong>The</strong> Reverend Calum Macdougall<br />

<strong>The</strong> Manse, 7 Clement Gunn Square<br />

Peebles EH45 8LW<br />

01721 720568<br />

calum@topcop.org.uk<br />

Joint Session Clerk:<br />

Barbara Crawford<br />

Belton, Springhill Road<br />


Tel: 01721 720309<br />

barbara.t.crawford@btinternet.com<br />

Finance Convenor:<br />

Tom Fairbairn<br />

4 Gallowhill<br />


Tel: 01721 720642<br />

Joint Session Clerk:<br />

Sheena Edgar<br />

5 Jubilee Park<br />


Tel: 01721 723327<br />

sheena@topcop.org.uk<br />

Organist & Choir Leader:<br />

Sarah Brown<br />

16a Cross Street, Peebles<br />

07967 161968<br />

music@topcop.org.uk<br />

Church Administrator &<br />

Roll Keeper:<br />

Alison Duncan<br />

House: 721033<br />

Mobile: 07752 633287<br />

admin@topcop.org.uk<br />

Local Minister:<br />

Barry Hughes<br />

Dunslair, Cardrona Way<br />

Cardrona<br />

01896 831197<br />

Eddleston Treasurer:<br />

Archie Smellie<br />

Hattonknowe, Eddleston.<br />

01721 730282<br />

Beadle:<br />

Edward Knowles<br />

56 Eliot’s Park, Peebles.<br />

01721 722860<br />

Treasurer:<br />

Liz Hayes<br />

24 <strong>The</strong> Meadows<br />

Peebles EH45 9HZ<br />

01721 722479<br />

Eddleston Session Clerk,<br />

Organist & Choir Director:<br />

Lorraine Mulholland<br />

Millbank, Eddleston.<br />

01721 730332<br />

Lorajazz@aol.com<br />

Eco-congregation &<br />

Fairtrade Co-ordinator,<br />

Peebles:<br />

Diana Brown<br />

Springhill Road, Peebles.<br />

01721 720817<br />

Eco-congregation &<br />

Fairtrade Co-ordinator,<br />

Eddleston:<br />

Vivienne Wilmut<br />

Manse Road Eddleston<br />

01721 730335<br />

Registered charities (Peebles) SC013316 (Eddleston) SC010081


Eddleston Parish Church<br />

invites you to<br />

'A Bite and a Blether'<br />

Every Wednesday in<br />

Eddleston Village Hall<br />

11.30 until 1.00pm<br />

Bacon & Rolls<br />

supplied by Forsyth’s of Peebles<br />

Tea, Coffee<br />

Home Baking will be available too<br />

Come along and meet friends old and new<br />

Time - 11.30 till 1.00pm<br />

(Depends on when you stop talking)<br />

If you would like to help;<br />

Contact Session Clerk on 730332 or email<br />

Lorajazz@aol.com<br />

Eddleston Parish Church is a registered charity<br />


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