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About Us


Welcome to the website of the Hobkirk & Southdean linked with Ruberslaw congregations of the Church of Scotland!
It is my privilege as Interim Moderator to invite you to share in the worship and life of the congregations, to experience the care of our Christian communities, and to engage in service and mission through our developing programme of activities. I am the Rev Alistair Cook BSc CA BD. I have been the minister of Hawick: St Mary’s & Old Parish with Hawick: Teviot & Roberton since 4th February 2017.

Before the retirement of Rev Douglas Nicol on 1st April 2018, the Presbytery of Jedburgh appointed me as Interim Moderator of Hobkirk & Southdean with Ruberslaw.   My includes the following:  to be responsible for the charge as the minister would; to act as Moderator of the Kirk Sessions; to oversee the work of the locum to be appointed who will take services and undertake pastoral work; with the locum to look after the primary school and care home chaplaincies and conduct weddings and funerals; to arrange cover for the Sunday services when necessary; to guide the Kirk Sessions and congregations in relation to the vacancy; and. very importantly, to guide the Nominating Committee which will be formed in due course in their task of seeking a new minister who will be the right person for this extensive rural charge.

Should you need to contact me on any pastoral matter, my telephone number is 01450 378175.

Hobkirk and Southdean Parish Church of Scotland is a Scottish Charity no: SC012830

Ruberslaw Parish Church of Scotland is a Scottish Charity no: SC034629

Other Ways You Can Help

Do you have a skill that could help us to run our church? Something you enjoy doing that you think would make a difference? Perhaps you have some spare time that you would like to use for the good of the local community? Speak to the Minister, or one of the elders and let them know!

Hobkirk and Southdean with Ruberslaw Church of Scotland