Church Life

Stichill Summer Fayre
Stichill Summer Fayre

The membership of the church is 176. There are 12 Elders. The average attendance on a Sunday is approximately 20.

We currently have one resident organist who is playing twice a month. We bought a digital system for playing music on the other Sunday’s

A Church Magazine is produced bimonthly to keep the people of this rural community informed of the day-to-day life of the church. Church members contribute articles of interest. In Stichill Church there is a screen allowing use of a digital projector for hymns and other items.

Church Organisations, Committees and Community Involvement


The Choir meets for special festivals and events throughout the year

Worship Team

The Worship Team was set up in 2002. It is a group of people actively involved in worship by taking all aspects of the Sunday worship; preaching, reading scripture and leading prayers. There are two members of the congregation who take regular services throughout the year. Other members do the readings every Sunday. One member also takes funeral services at the church, graveside or crematorium. These services are appreciated by the congregation and community.

Buildings and Fabric Team

The Buildings and Fabric Team look after the churches, meeting rooms and Manse.

Finance team

The Finance team look after the financial affairs of the congregation.

Kelso Churches Together (KCT)

Kelso Country Churches plays its part in Kelso Churches Together. This is an organisation that consists of all the denominational congregations in the town of Kelso and surrounding area. It is responsible for the preaching rota at the Old folk’s homes and some Christmas services. It organises the local World Week of prayer event and runs a communal tea-tent at the Border Union Show for the two days of the show. An ecumenical service is held at the start of Kelso Week in July and an outdoor service in September in the Kelso Square

Kelso Foodbank

We have been associated with the Kelso foodbank which is run by KCT for many years, collecting food at the churches and have volunteers helping in its distribution from the Kelso depot.