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Welcome to the website of the Hobkirk & Southdean linked with Ruberslaw congregations of the Church of Scotland! It is my privilege 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.

 

Rev Rachel Wilson (Minister)

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Latest News

Bible Reading Rota

If you would like to assist with reading the Bible Lessons on Sunday morning, the Minister has a Reader’s Rota on which you can sign up.

Cafe Church on 10 February

There is a Café Church in Denholm Village Hall on Sunday 10 February, 10.45am – 12noon, There will be NO service at Hobkirk & Southdean on this date; instead you are all warmly invited to join the café church at Denholm.

Ruberslaw Guild’s Coffee Morning

Ruberslaw Guild’s Coffee Morning held on 20th January raised a total of £158 in aid of this year's chosen project, which is the work of the Boys Brigade as it seeks to grow its membership while encouraging young people to grow in faith. Thanks to all who supported...

Denholm Drama Group productions – cancellations

We are sorry to hear that through circumstances beyond its control, Denholm Drama Group has had to cancel all performances of its 2018 productions, previously scheduled for the week commencing 26th November. The Group apologises for this and any inconvenience it may...

Senior Citizens’ Lunch on 9th December

The Senior Citizens’ Christmas Lunch this year will take place in Denholm Village Hall on Sunday 9th December at 12.30pm for 1pm.  If you are of pension age and would like to attend please put your name on the list which is in The Auld Bakery or speak to a Ruberslaw...

Ordination of our new minister

The ordination and induction of Rev. Rachel Wilson as our new minister will take place on Thursday 6th December at 7pm in Denholm Church with a social evening to follow the service.  All are welcome.  We plan to make a gift to Rachel on her arrival as minister on 6th...

About Us

 

Welcome to the website of the Hobkirk & Southdean linked with Ruberslaw congregations of the Church of Scotland!

It is my privilege as minister 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 Rachel Wilson BA MTh. I recently completed my probationary period as assistant minister at Maxton and Mertoun linked with Newtown linked with St Boswells where I gained much experience in all aspects of ministry. My first degree was a BA(Hons) in Theology and Religious Studies from Manchester University in 1995 and I gained a Masters in Theology and Religious Studies at Edinburgh University in 2017 as part of my ministry training.  Before entering the ministry, my work included sales consultancy and being on the staff of the Berwick Citizens Advice Bureau.

I am married to Graeme and we have two teenage children.  We have lived at Westruther for many years where I was much involved in the church as a lay preacher and in running a youth group and a choir.

Should you need to contact me on any pastoral matter, my telephone number is 01450 870874.

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

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

(Photograph of Rachel courtesy of Bill McBurnie.)

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!