Her Majesty The Queen

It is with great sadness that Carham Parish Council has learned of the death of our Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

Parishioners may like to know that St Cuthbert’s church in Carham will remain open for private prayer and reflection. The nearest books of condolence are at Coldstream Library Contact Centre and Kelso Library Contact Centre, and there are books of condolence in Berwick-upon-Tweed at Berwick Library and at Berwick Leisure Centre. A national book of condolence is available to sign online. Floral tributes can be laid as a mark of respect at the Parade Ground at Wallace Green in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

In accordance with protocol and out of respect for the Royal Family, the Parish Council will not be holding its meeting on Tuesday 13 September. This meeting will be arranged for a later date.

Rogation Sunday

Our three local churches – St Cuthbert’s in Carham, St Helen’s in Cornhill on Tweed, and St Paul’s in Branxton – are holding a joint service on Sunday 29 May at West Learmouth Farm. The open-air service, marking Rogation Sunday, will include a blessing of the trees that have been planted by Carham Parish Council as a contribution to The Queen’s Green Canopy – a UK-wide tree-planting initiative created to commemorate the jubilee. The trees have been planted where the public footpath meets the byway at the old West Learmouth railway sidings, courtesy of Mrs Moore of West Learmouth Farm. The Rogation Sunday service is at 11.00 am and everyone is welcome to attend. Please wear stout footwear, as it may be muddy underfoot. For more information, call Pat Feerick on 01890 254 794.

Christmas Church Services

There will be a carol service at St Cuthbert’s church, Carham, at 11.00 am on Sunday 19 December, and on Christmas day (which is a Saturday) there will be holy communion at 9.30 am. There will not be a service at the church on Sunday 26 December. Services at the church resume their usual pattern (morning worship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month) on Sunday 9 January.

Christmas Church Services

The churches of St Cuthbert, St Helen and St Paul have published details of their Christmas church services including information about how Covid-19 restrictions will be met. In Carham there will be a carol service at St Cuthbert’s at 11.00 am on Sunday 20 December, and a Communion service at 9.30 am on Christmas day. Both services are open to all people, of any faith or none. For further information, contact the Church Warden, Peter Straker-Smith, on 01890 830 316.