Old Parish & St. Paul's Church

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13th June 2021 - Intimation


The proposed Electoral Register of Galashiels Church of Scotland has now been prepared. If you believe that your name should be on the Register, you can ask for confirmation that it has been included immediately after this Service from the Session Clerk.



Notice is hereby given that a meeting of this part of the congregation of Galashiels Church of Scotland will be held in this church on Sunday, 27th June, at the close of Morning Worship, for the purpose of nominating three people to be members of the Nominating Committee, which will seek to find a new minister.


At that meeting, the congregation here shall be invited to elect three people who are on the Electoral Register to serve on the Nominating Committee. If you wish to propose anyone to serve on the Committee, please ask them first if they are willing to serve on the Committee, have someone second your proposal, then you can send a note of that nomination to the Interim Moderator, or simply make the proposal at the meeting.



David Donaldson, Interim Moderator



As the banner says on our church hall wall, Old Parish & St Paulís Church ďexists to put Christ firstĒ. As a congregation, we have been blessed by the fact that for many years, ministers have preached the truth of the Gospel to our congregation and the preaching of the Good News of Christ our Saviour is what feeds our congregation.


Our weekly church life starts with our worship services on the Lordís Day. As we are linked with St Johnís Church in Langlee Galashiels, our morning worship starts at 11:30am. All are welcome to our services which are normally followed by a time of fellowship when tea and coffee is available.


During worship, children are welcome to stay with their parents during the service or we have Sunday school and creche for all ages of church who meet in different parts of the church building. Hymns and readings are projected onto a large screen and we have a loop system available during the service.


Under normal circumstances there are a number of activities each week from prayer groups to bible study groups. We have Wednesday badminton and Thursday lunch club for our senior members. All details are listed on this website.



We are pleased to report the Church will be reopening from Palm Sunday, March 28th, at 11.30 am!

We will still have to comply with current Covid guidelines, which means wearing face coverings on entry, no singing and a limit of 50 worshippers subject to physical distancing rules.



Our Locum Minister, Rev. Neil Combe, will continue to broadcast a different service with prayer, hymns and words of scripture and encouragement on YouTube at 11:15am on Sundays.

Click on this link to view the live stream:


 The same link can be used to view the stream at any other time.


All future messages from Neil or our Interim Moderator, Rev. Dr David Donaldson, will be hosted on the St John's Church YouTube Channel accessed via this link.


For a list of other churches that regularly live stream services or offer them as downloadable recordings please follow this link: https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/worship/services-online.




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To contact us

Rev. David Donaldson - davidandjeandonaldson@gmail.com