Melrose and Peebles Presbytery - part of the new Lothian and Borders Presbytery from January 2023

Presbytery Clerk of Lothian and Borders: Rev. Norman Smith

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The Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles, located in a part of the Scottish Borders, was made up of 11 charges covering 22 congregations that worship within 34 churches. Organisational change has taken place over the past year, which has changed the nature of some of the current congregational arrangements. The Presbytery became part of the new Presbytery of Lothian and Borders in January 2023, joining with the neighbouring Presbyteries of Duns, Jedburgh and Lothian. The Church of Scotland General Assembly in May 2022 approved this merger of the Presbyteries.
This part of the new Presbytery predominantly serves rural congregations while also having two more substantial communities in the towns of Peebles and Galashiels. This is also an area of housing growth resulting from the linking of some parts of the Presbytery to Edinburgh with the Borders Railway.
The Presbytery is the largest of the three Scottish Border Presbyteries which became part of the new Presbytery of Lothian and Borders on January 1st 2023.
      The inaugural meeting of the new Presbytery of Lothian and Borders took place on 21st January 2023 at St. John’s & King’s Park Church, 31 Eskbank Road, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 1HJ.

Presbytery Clerk

Former Presbytery Moderator and Clerk of Melrose and Peebles
Rev. Victoria Linford

For news related to Presbytery events and activites held prior to the merger visit the News page.

For minutes of Presbytery meetings (which are open to all) and other public reports visit the Members/Public page.

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