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Our vacancy

We are currently advertising a vacancy for a minister, due to the retiral of Rev Douglas Nicol. You can view our Parish Profile as a pdf.

Applications (CV and covering letter) should be made to the Clerk to the Nominating Committee, Brenda Squance at   Informal enquiries can be made to the Interim Moderator, Rev Alistair Cook at or to the Convener of the Nominating Committee, Clive Bewley at


BGH Sunday service rota

Those who help run the Sunday morning services at the Borders General Hospital have asked if we can gather a pool of volunteers from the Hawick area who would be able to be part of a rota (perhaps once  every 2 months) to assist with the Sunday services.  That would include helping patients where necessary get to the hospital chapel, being involved in the practical arrangements, and perhaps helping lead worship.   A minimum of four people is necessary for a Sunday, but a larger number is needed to give a pool to draw from.  The initial step for those interested in becoming involved would be an interview with the Chaplain – Rev Michael Scouler, whom we of course know well!   For those who go on to make a regular commitment, PVG checks, etc would be required.  If you are interested in considering this avenue of service please give your name to Rev Alistair Cook.

Blood Transfusion Mobile Unit

The Blood Transfusion Mobile Unit will be at Hawick High School on Sunday 8 April (10.15am/12.30pm and 2pm/3.45pm) and Monday 9 April (2.15pm/4pm and 5.15pm/7.15pm). New volunteers welcome – anyone in good health between their 17th and 66th birthdays.

Minister’s retirement day and subsequent arrangements

The Minister expresses warm thanks for all the good wishes, cards and gifts he has received to mark his retirement today – each and every one has been greatly appreciated.

From Monday 2 April all pastoral requests should be referred to the Interim Moderator, Rev. Alistair Cook, Minister of Hawick: St. Mary’s and Old Parish with Hawick: Teviot and Roberton – 01450 378175.

On Sunday 8 April services will be conducted by the Rev Cook, and he invites elders from each congregation to meet him briefly after the services. To allow time for these meetings the services will be at 9.30am at Minto (to be followed by the Ruberslaw Kirk Session) and 11.15am at Hobkirk (to be followed by the Hobkirk and Southdean Kirk Session).

Hobkirk and Southdean with Ruberslaw Church of Scotland
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