Archive for September, 2018

This Sunday we celebrated with Archie and Lis Findlay, as Archie has been an elder in the Church of Scotland for an amazing 50 years! Our Locum Minister, Pauline Steenbergen, presented him with a certificate marking this achievement, whilst at the same time, Lis was recognised for all her work over the last ten years as session clerk. Matthew, Lizzie and Hannah presented Archie and Lis with a beautiful cherry tree on behalf of the whole congregation, as we all know how much they both enjoy their garden (and hopefully for years to come anyone passing their garden on the way to the Church in spring will be able to see the blossom).lis archie long serviceIMG-6881

Lis thanked the congregation for their support over the years, it was an emotional speech as can be imagined, with a few teary eyes in evidence throughout the Church. Lis is retiring as session clerk of Canonbie Church, and a new team will be attempting to take on the tasks which she shouldered so admirably and in such a Lis-like-fashion.



lis archie matthew cherry tree

Matthew Coulthard was thrilled to be involved in the proceedings, here he is posing with Lis and Archie and their tree.

Times are changing for Canonbie United Parish Church, and for our linked charge, Liddesdale Parish Church. A new Interim Moderator, Paul Read from Lochmaben, has just been appointed to steer us through vacancy; we have a great Locum Minister who is available for pastoral needs; and we have a new team taking on the role of session clerk.


Lois, Ruth and Leoniek can be contacted at canonbiechurch@gmail.com


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Visit by the Moderator

Rev Susan Brown, the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, will be visiting Canonbie Parish Church on Sunday 23rd September, along with her Chaplain, the Rev Jim Stewart.

There is an interview with Rev Susan published on the Church of Scotland website which makes interesting reading and gives an insight into the life and character of our Moderator. Her theme this year of ‘walking with’ is particularly interesting.

Please click on the link below the picture to find out more.Rev Susan Brown of Dornoch Cathedral.

Church of Scotland article Rev Susan Brown

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