Archive for November, 2013

Give a gift this Christmas to help a homeless or vulnerable person or family in Annandale and Eskdale. It is a similar idea to buying a goat or chickens through Oxfam for families in Africa, but this is much closer to home.  £10 will pay for ten meals, or a food parcel, or a cooking skills class, at Kate’s Kitchen in Annan. For those who don’t know Kate’s Kitchen is a local charity, based in Annan, that helps the homeless and vulnerable in Annandale and Eskdale. You can read about Kate’s Kitchen by clicking here.

You can buy a card to give to your loved one explaining the donation that you have made on their behalf.

The cards are available from the Church, just put £10 in the money box,  from Kirsteen on 013873 71725 or alternately leave a message using the contact button below with your contact details and we will get back to you.

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Throne of Christ

Thank you once again to Andrew Morton for a thought provoking and challenging sermon this morning here at Canonbie Church. It was entitled the Throne of Christ, and the whole service, including prayers, hymns and blessings is available by clicking on Throne Of Christ

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Quiz Night

Canonbie United Parish Church

Due to the success of our last quiz night in March of this year, we are going to hold another family quiz night on 22nd November 2013 at 7pm, in the Church.

Supper will be served half way through the evening and glasses will be provided, just bring along your own beverages.

The cost of the evening is £2.50 each, with a maximum of 5 members to a team.


keep calm and quiz on

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Remembrance Sunday


Whilst  in Edinburgh on Sunday, I visited  the Scott Monument on Princes Street. I am so glad I did, it was so moving to see this field of poppies.  There were hundreds of crosses placed there with names of loved ones and relatives written on.



Here in Canonbie a service was held at the Memorial with the Brownies and Guides followed by a service in the Church. The full script including prayers and hymns is available by clicking Whisper Of Peace



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Remembrance Sunday

red poppies

This coming Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and there will be a short service at the War Memorial at 10.45am followed by a service in the Church at 11.30am which will involve the Brownies and the Guides


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A chitenge is an African garment similar to a sarong, often worn by women wrapped around the chest or waist, over the head as a headscarf, or as a baby sling.

chitenge baby sling

Chitenges are similar to kangas, lapas and kikoy, but are of a thicker cloth, and have an edging only on a long side.
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan and Malawi are some of the African countries where chitenges are worn.
Chitenges serve as an inexpensive, informal piece of clothing.


The printing on the cloth is done by a traditional batik technique. Many of the designs have a meaning. A large variety of religious and political designs is found as well as traditional tribal patterns. The cloth is used as material for dresses as well.

These bags have been made by girls and young women at the Youth Resource Centre in Ekwendeni, Malawi, as a way of generating some income. All the money from the sale of the bags will go directly to the Resource Centre to buy more chitenges to make more bags.
So go on, support the young women of Ekwendeni and buy a bag for just £5!

youth vct centre



Bags are available from Canonbie Church or by contacting Lois on 0770 4201875

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