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.
Please join us for our Sunday worship
You can join Holy Trinity's Sunday services in a number of ways:
attend a service in church (see guidance in box on right)
go direct to this Sunday's live-streamed service
find all our online services on Holy Trinity's YouTube channel
SERVICES THIS WEEK
Sunday March 26 at 11 am - Choral Eucharist
Wednesday March 29 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.
Please contact Pip if you require these.
WORSHIP AND PRAYER
Holy Trinity Morning Prayer
9.30am - lasting about half an hour
Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85477032624?pwd=SXBuNEl5eHBzSU52NlhyUzR4cHBRdz09
Meeting ID: 854 7703 2624
Music of the week
O Sacrum Convivium
Olivier Messiaen – BBC Singers
Poem of the week‘
The Kingdom of God’ by Francis Thompson (1859 – 1907)
(In no strange land)
O world invisible, we view thee,
O world intangible, we touch thee,
O world unknowable, we know thee,
Inapprehensible, we clutch thee!
Does the fish soar to find the ocean,
The eagle plunge to find the air–
That we ask of the stars in motion
If they have rumour of thee there?
Not where the wheeling systems darken,
And our benumbed conceiving soars!–
The drift of pinions, would we hearken,
Beats at our own clay-shuttered doors.
The angels keep their ancient places–
Turn but a stone and start a wing!
‘Tis ye, ’tis your estrangèd faces,
That miss the many-splendored thing.
But (when so sad thou canst not sadder)
Cry–and upon thy so sore loss
Shall shine the traffic of Jacob’s ladder
Pitched betwixt Heaven and Charing Cross.
Yea, in the night, my Soul, my daughter,
Cry–clinging to Heaven by the hems;
And lo, Christ walking on the water,
Not of Genesareth, but Thames!
Many thanks for any donation you are able to make, which will help us to support our online and local congregations, and our local community.
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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.
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!
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