Archive for March, 2013

Easter Sunday

The First Day was the title of the sermon delivered this morning by Andrew Morton to the congregation at Canonbie United Parish Church.

We were challenged to think about our attitude to the Sabbath and new beginnings. Click on the link above to read the sermon for yourself, and feel free to leave a comment too!!

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The last soup kitchen of the winter was held today in Canonbie Village Hall. It was very well attended and the soups and puddings were delicious, as usual.

The Youth Group had a baking table with some lovely cakes for sale, with some Easter themed cakes amongst others.



They raised almost £70 which will go towards the Malawi Expedition.

Well done girls!


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After the Rotary Walk

After the Rotary Walk

Members of the Church took part in the Annual Rotary Umbrella Walk on Saturday 23rd March 2013. It was a five mile circular route starting at the Primary School and heading out of  Canonbie towards Rowanburn, down to Rowanburnfoot,  along the Liddel to the meeting of the waters and then along the Esk, and back to the Church for soup and cakes. It was cold and windy, there was snow on the ground, but great fun!

The soup lunch raised £115 towards the Malawi Expedition.

Thank you to everyone who walked, to those who baked, to those who made soup, and to the folk who manned the Church.


Here we all are at the start of the walk, outside Canonbie Primary School. There were various group represented including Guides, Brownies, Cubs, and the Church.


and here is Church member Kirsteen and her Dad Brian, who were both walking to raise money for Marie Curie. Brian dressed as a pirate, having been dared to do so by his son! Kirsteen was very brightly arrayed with daffodils. They raised between them £840

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Hello All,

this is just a reminder that it’s the Annual Rotary Walk, starting at the school at 10am, and afterwards there will be soup, bread and traybakes in the Church. It’s a cold, windy, snowy day, so we may well need warming up!

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Mothering Sunday

Our service this morning was led by Andrew Morton, concentrating on the message of forgiveness and acceptance. Our readings were taken from 2 Corinthians 5 verses 16 to 21, and Luke 15 verses 11 to 32. There is nothing we can do that will stop God from loving us, no sin is too great to be forgiven if we come to God and ask Him. The blackest of hearts can be washed clean, and although a leopard cannot change it’s spots, we are not leopards and God can change all of us. Like the prodigal son, God is waiting for all of us to return to Him

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The latest copy of the Canonbie Chronicles are  now available 16 Spring 2013


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Quiz Night

Quiz Night

 pre quiz

The Quiz Night held on Friday 1st March 2013 was very well attended, there were twenty teams and over 85 people came along to take part.  Anthony, the Quizmaster,  started off with a round of questions about Fairtrade, as we are in the middle of Fairtrade Fortnight. (At the moment there is a campaign called ‘Take a step in 2013’. If you would like more details then please click here).

 Other rounds included Capital Cities, Literature, Music, Food and Drink, and Music. Supper was provided half way through.

The evening was organised by the Marketing Committee, who put a huge amount of work into making it such a successful evening. £300 was raised, which will go towards the Youth Group Malawi expedition.

Thank you to everyone involved.

The winning teams were, in third place, The Bookworms, in second place The Interlopers, and in first place, The Saga Louts.

Congratulations and Well Done!



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