Linked Parishes Profile

DSC_0988Hobkirk & Southdean parish linked with the Union of Ruberslaw – combining Bedrule, Denholm and Minto churches – in 2002.  The two parishes currently have a vacancy for a permanent minister and are being looked after by Rev Alistair Cook, (Minister of Hawick St Mary’s & Old Parish Church with Hawick Teviot & Roberton Church) as Interim Moderator. There is a close relationship between the two parishes, and on at least one Sunday each year one service only is held, alternating between the two.

Please use ‘The Churches’ link on the menu bar for more information on the churches in the two parishes or look at the Parish Profile pdf booklet for a more detailed overview of the linked charges.  H&SwithR_collageThere are five beautiful buildings within the linked charge, with four in regular use; all are in excellent order and fortunately we are well endowed.  We have enthusiastic Kirk Sessions and buoyant membership, most of whom belong to other organisations within the parishes. We hope that you will be able to join us sometime, and perhaps become “well kent” members of these traditional rural communities.

The map below shows the boundaries of the parishes covered by the linked charges.

Parish Map

Hobkirk and Southdean with Ruberslaw Church of Scotland