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