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.)