Welcome

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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Children

Children of all ages are welcomed to services

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Church Services

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Pastoral Care

Our work in the local community.

Latest News

Movement to Music

See details of a new "Movement to Music" class in Jedburgh!

IMPORTANT! Revised meeting dates

Please note the following revised meeting dates: 12 February - Hobkirk & Southdean Kirk Session (Venue tbc) 21 February - Ruberslaw Congregational Board with KS at start (Denholm) 26 February - Ruberslaw Kirk Session (Denholm) 5 March - Joint Kirk Session...

Ruberslaw Guild meeting on 19th February

On Tuesday 19 February at 7pm, On Tuesday 19 February at 7pm, Ruberslaw Guild meet in the Denholm Church Hall when we will be discussing the "Journey of Life". All Guild meetings are open to anyone who would be interested to come along.

Guild Fund raising Soup Lunch

On Thursday 14 February,  Anne Livesey will be hosting a Fund raising Soup Lunch at her home Pond Cottage, Cleughhead, in aid of Guild Projects. Entry by Donations.

May Fair planning meeting

On Monday 11th February at 7:30pm there is a May Fair planning meeting in the church hall. Anyone who would like to help with the May Fair or who has any ideas for stalls/ activities/events should either come to the meeting or speak to Helen Howden. The May Fair will...

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.

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!