Ettrick and Yarrow Parish comprises three Church buildings situated in Kirkhope (in the village of Ettrickbridge), Yarrow and Ettrick.
Our congregation holds weekly Sunday services alternating between Kirkhope and Yarrow throughout the year and we also worship at Ettrick during the spring to autumn each year.
We are part of the Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles which covers a part of the Scottish Borders and is made up of 14 charges covering 18 congregations that worship within 22 churches. The Presbytery predominantly serves rural congregations while also having two more substantial communities of Peebles and Galashiels. The Presbytery is the largest of three Scottish Border Presbyteries, with Duns Presbytery to its east and Jedburgh Presbytery to its south.
We are currently without a full-time minister and are actively working with the Presbytery as it develops a new plan for all the churches and minister positions within its area including linking arrangements with Ashkirk and Selkirk Parish Churches.
We are delighted that Reverend Margaret Steele is acting as our interim Moderator.
The Kirk Session comprises the following Elders:
In addition, the following Groups exist to support our Congregation, enhance our Ministry and develop our Church: