Holy Trinity is a member of The Scottish Episcopal Church and you can find us in Melrose in the beautiful Scottish Borders.
With some restrictions, we are now delighted to welcome you back to the Church in person, and we look forward to seeing you.
Visit our Contact us page if you have any questions, would like more information and to see a map of our location.
AGM 2022, Sunday 20 November
More information and the papers are available on the AGM 2022 page.
Please join us for our Sunday worship
You can join Holy Trinity's Sunday services in a number of ways:
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SERVICES THIS WEEK
Sunday November 27 at 11am - Advent Plainsong Eucharist
Sunday November 27 at 6:30pm - Advent Carol Service
Wednesday November 30 at 11am - Said Eucharist
DVDs and CDs of the services are available for anyone who has no internet access. Just let us know.
Sanitised pots of consecrated communion wafers are available in the church porch. Please let us know if you can’t get there
Holy Trinity Morning Prayer
Friday Zoom prayer meetings
These are cancelled during November.
WORSHIP AND PRAYER
Current guidance for attending church:
We are now exempt from wearing masks in Church
However if you wish to wear a mask for some, or all of the service, you are welcome to do so.
The area at the back is for those who feel safe, and more comfortable, if they can maintain social distance.
The pews are for people who do not feel the need to socially distance.
Our Wednesday services will remain socially distanced.
The church is now open during daylight hours. It will not open on Sunday before the service to enable the Rector to give everything a quick wipe down!
Poem and Music
by Rowan Williams
He will come like last leaf’s fall.
One night when the November wind
has flayed the trees to bone, and earth
wakes choking on the mould,
the soft shroud’s folding.
He will come like frost.
One morning when the shrinking earth
opens on mist, to find itself
arrested in the net
of alien, sword-set beauty.
He will come like dark.
One evening when the bursting red
December sun draws up the sheet
and penny-masks its eye to yield
the star-snowed fields of sky.
He will come, will come,
will come like crying in the night,
like blood, like breaking,
as the earth writhes to toss him free.
He will come like child.
(Read here by the author https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-vWhaaP72g )
Music for Advent Sunday
Bach - Cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 140 - Van Veldhoven | Netherlands Bach Society
Hymn of the Day
Sing along to a new hymn every day on the Royal School of Church Music's YouTube channel.
Visit Choral Evensong's livestreams and recorded webcasts of Evensong and Compline in Britain and Ireland at any time.
Scottish Episcopal Church (SEC)
Official liturgy for daily prayer online - morning prayer, evening prayer and compline
NOT ONLINE? The Archbishop of Canterbury has set up a Freephone Daily Hope service of hymns, prayers and readings. It is available 24 hours a day on 0800 8048044 RADIO 4 LONG WAVE. Daily morning service Mon-Fri 9.45am.
Online Services for Children
Diocesan service from St. Mungo's Balerno. Join us for Mighty Mungo’s focused on families and primary age at 10am Sundays. Every week our team are producing high quality resources for our families to engage with as we seek to support our kids in this season. Our resources are here: https://stmungos.org/ Look down the page for Children and Youth and select Pre-school video resources or Primary video resources or Youth video resources
Provincial Children’s Chapel - You can join this week’s Children’s Chapel from 8am at: https://www.scotland.anglican.org/broadcast-sunday-worship/ scroll down to Children’s Chapel and choose either Facebook or Youtube