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About Christ Church
Who we are
In our rural setting our membership reflects the diversity of traditions and spirituality that is a hallmark of the worldwide Anglican Communion of which we are part. We are held together by recognising in one another the riches that each tradition brings to our church family and the fact that, together we are all learning what it means to follow Jesus Christ in today's world.
What we aim to be
- A family of caring people growing in the knowledge and love of God through Jesus Christ
What we aim to do
- Express the love of God with the help of the Holy Spirit through our relationships with one another and our service in the community
How we aim to do this
- Be a church in which all feel welcome
- Structure our church for mission and ministry
- Make our worship accessible to all and ensure that all have access to worship
- Nurture the growth in spirit of all within our circle of influence so that we can all live more effectively as followers of Jesus Christ
- Express our unity with the wider church by making sure that we have meaningful relationships with other churches in Berwickshire and with our mission links further afield
Our styles of worship
Though our services are recognisably Episcopalian in form their style varies from Sunday to Sunday. So, no matter what style of worship you enjoy we hope you’ll find something that meets your needs.
We have a service of Holy Communion each Sunday at the main service except on the second Sunday of the month, when it will be at 8.30am with Morning Prayer at the Main Service. All who are baptized, no matter what denomination, are welcome to receive the sacrament. Or you may wish simply to receive a blessing.
On the third Sunday of the month there is often a service incorporating prayer and anointing for healing with Holy Communion.
We hope you find a warm welcome and something of the peace and love of God when you visit.
In the words of the Celtic Blessing ...
Deep peace of the Running Wave to you.
Deep peace of the Flowing Air to you.
Deep peace of the Quiet Earth to you.
Deep peace of the Shining Stars to you.
Deep peace of the Son of Peace to you.
The main service each Sunday is at 10.30am.
On the second Sunday of the month Holy Communion from the Book of Common Prayer is at 8.30am.
What about children?
Children are most welcome in our services, so do not feel anxious if they make a bit of noise. We aim to provide a special activity for them during the sermon and intercessions. We have all age services at Christmas, Mothering Sunday, Easter, and at our Harvest Festival on the first Sunday in October.
There are a number of small groups that meet regularly and are open to all.
The Bible Study Group meets on Wednesdays in term time from 10.00am till 11.30am – please contact Mrs Jean Fraser on 01361 882 218 for details.
The Contemplative Prayer Group meets on Mondays at 4.45pm. During the summer months they meet in church; during winter months in people’s homes or at the Rectory. Contact the church office for details.
The Meeting Point aims to provide the ladies of the congregation with a monthly opportunity to meet each other in a relaxed way, to meet with God, perhaps in a new way, to meet new people and new ideas which will enrich our own lives and the lives of other women. They meet at 7.00pm on the last Wednesday of the month with a break for summer holidays. Contact Mrs. Joan Wheadon on 01361 882 680 for details of programme.