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                                      Scottish Churches Joint Call to Prayer

A prayer from the Scottish Church Leaders Forum in response to the invasion of Ukraine.


Living God,

Creator and giver of life to all people:

We ask that you would hear our prayer for peace amongst the nations And for ending of conflict in Ukraine.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


Living God,

Who shall judge between the nations:

We ask that that you would lead the nations in the paths of peace And that the dividing wall of hostility would be broken down.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


Living God,

Who has inspired faith across the ages:

Grant peace in the midst of war

And bring harmony to the commonwealth of nations.

Lord, in your mercy,

Hear our prayer.


Living God,

Who gave his only Son that we might have life:

We ask that you would pour out your Holy Spirit And inspire in us hope that peace will be renewed.

Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.


A prayer for Ukraine from World Vision

Heavenly Father, hear our prayers for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine.

Lord, we ask for peace for those who need peace, reconciliation for those who need reconciliation and comfort for all who don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Lord may your Kingdom come, and Your will be done. 

Lord God, we ask for you to be with all – especially children who are suffering as the crisis in Ukraine deteriorates. Lord, for those who are anxious and fearful. For those who are bereaved, injured or who have lost their lives. And for those who have lost loved ones. Lord, hear our prayers. 

prayers for peace and hope in the midst of the ongoing Israel-Gaza conflict.

O God of all hope and peace, we bring to you the needs of our broken and hurting world.
Our hearts are breaking with images of lives lost and torn apart by grief in Israel and Palestine.
We pray for an end to violence and warfare so that the challenging work of rebuilding may begin.
Help us, O Lord, to affirm our common humanity so that in our differences we may build together for justice and peace.
In Jesus Christ, our Lord.


O God, we pray for all the children of Abraham in Israel and Palestine and in every country of the world.
We pray for Muslims, Jews and Christians that we will draw on the best of our traditions to guide us away from words and acts of division and discrimination so that everyone may be free to live in safety.
Protect the vulnerable, strengthen the fearful and comfort the grieving.
In Jesus Christ, our Lord.

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Holy Trinity


An EcoCongregation respects the whole of God’s creation, encouraging its members to be mindful of humanity’s responsibility towards the natural world and the harm that we continue to inflict on the planet. Holy Trinity has been registered as an EcoCongregation since 2012, achieving Silver Award status in 2018. While the EcoCongregation movement is ecumenical, in Scotland it is administered through the Church of Scotland office in George Street, Edinburgh. There are currently some 20 registered EcoCongregations in the Central Borders, including St Cuthbert’s across the street.
At Holy Trinity our EcoCongregation activities involve a team of around half-a-dozen folk who meet periodically for discussion and to seek  projects which benefit the natural world around the church precincts and beyond. We also work closely with other organisations with similar aims such as Greener Melrose. We are anxious to expand the team and to bring in some fresh faces and fresh ideas! The commitment is as little or as much as you want. If you love creation and want to help please have a chat with Ian Skinner (01835 822823). He’s waiting to hear from you.



Church cleaners 'still' needed

As we are now having more regular services in church it would be really helpful to have a few more volunteers for the church cleaning rota. If you feel you can help with this please contact via Thank you.

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Recycle your soft plastic

The Co-op has introduced soft plastic recycling units to many of its stores including Melrose. Just scrunch your plastic packaging up tight and, if it pings back, it’s soft plastic. Please ensure it is clean before recycling it. And, if you’re not in Melrose, check where your nearest participating store is here



This year’s stamp appeal will be on behalf of the National Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon, and will support pastors in Lebanon. There is a box in the porch for used stamps which we pass to a local Church of Scotland. Many thanks.

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Old Melrose Guided Walks


These are on the first Tuesday of each month until October.

These walks visit the site of the original 7th Century Anglo-Celtic monastery founded, along with Lindisfarne, by Irish monks from Iona. Some of these are depicted on the capital of Holy Trinity’s south transept pillar.

We meet outside the Old Melrose Tearoom (off the A68) at 1.30 pm and pre-booking is essential; phone Ian Skinner. Donation £2, kids free.



The Scottish Episcopal church puts up the official liturgy for daily prayer online every day - Morning prayer, evening prayer and compline are arranged each day for that particular day.

Choral Evensong online

Available whenever you want it.

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