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26th July 2021

Stobo Kirk Preaching Schedule from August to October 2021

August 1              The Very Rev David Arnott

August   8             The Rev John Smith

August 15            Fiona Burnett

August 22            The Rev Pamela Strachan

August 29            The Rev John Smith

September 5      The Rev John Smith

 September 12   The Rev Hugh Davidson

 September 19   The Rev John Smith

 September 26   The Rev Calum Macdougall

October 3rd       Harvest Thanksgiving/Pet Service

21st July 2021

Festival of Music and Flowers

A New Beginning

The plans for a Music and Flower Festival scheduled for April 2020 which had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, are now being re-launched.

A new committee of representatives from Peebles Old, Eddleston and Stobo and Drumelzier has been formed.  The festival will be held as a memorial to Lorraine Mulholland, Session Clerk at Eddleston Church, who was involved in the planning of the original festival.

Members of the committee will be contacting local musicians, choirs and musical groups as well as flower arrangers and we will also be welcoming offers of help to provide afternoon teas in Stobo and Eddleston.

While plans are at a very early stage, it is hoped that a musical event will be held in Peebles Old Church on Friday evening, 22nd April 2022, followed by performances by local musicians at Stobo, Drumelzier and Eddleston churches on Saturday, 23rd April and Sunday 24th April. 

21st July 2021

Repairs

Stobo

Repairs have been carried out to the roof of Stobo Kirk and to the wall around a memorial at the east end of the church

Drumelzier

A large piece of harling has been dislodged from a gable end of Drumelzier Kirk.  Repairs have been arranged and should take place during the Autumn.

Improving the Eco-diversity of Stobo Kirkyard

When Neil Cummings, Eco-diversity Co-ordinator, was invited to contribute to our Harvest Thanksgiving service in 2020, he spoke on the subject of Caring for God’s Creation. As a result of his thought provoking presentation, the Kirk Session of Stobo and Drumelzier invited Neil to help improve the eco-diversity of Stobo Kirkyard. Neil has planted wild flower seeds alongside a strip of grass which the Council had left un-mown due to the presence of daffodils. He says that these should start to flower around the second half of August and continue flowering into October.

We would like to encourage the growth of wild flowers in the older parts of the Kirkyard and would like the Council to continue to mow the areas where more recent graves are located in order to allow easy access for visitors and for funerals.

Monthly Coffee Mornings

It is hoped to re-start the monthly Community Coffee Mornings in late summer/early autumn, Covid restrictions permitting of course. Watch this space.