We have attached ALL the entries for the competition to design a light for outside the church. The second prize winner entry was used for the Christmas Poster and the third prize winner entry was used for the ITW Parish Christmas Cards in 2017.
Have a look, there are some amazing entries, we hope you enjoy them
The Quilt show, featuring quilts from the Bean and Lee family was an absolute roaring success. The funds raised totalled over £800, going to the Malawi Thondwe Parnership.
You can see below 3 of the ringleaders!
Just fabulous show, and the skill and patience exhibited in creating theses quilts was unbelievable
A couple more pictures in the Gallery
For the first time in many years, the Church Games week Barbecue was blessed with a hot and Sunny day
Thanks to the usual culprits, for cooking and serving and all those that came to support the event
Some pictures, more on the Gallery
After many weeks of Friday night preparations, Finally the Church 150 Year celebration float was ready for its launch at the Fancy Dress Parade!
Still work to do, but it came together and a credible 3rd place was the reward. WELL DONE EVERYONE!
More photos in the Gallery, but here’s a taste!
Thank You to everyone who came along and helped – and a special thank you to all those who helped with It’s definitely not a duck race. 301 balls were released on the Leithen opposite the site of the Old Church and the first three to arrive opposite Innerleithen Church were first 170 (J Wheater), second 101 (S Sommerville) and third 178 (Lisbeth Rutherford). All the proceeds go towards helping fund our new Christmas Light.
here are some photos of the fund day, Go to the Gallery for many more!
On the same date as the last service was held in the old Church, in the Cemetery on Leithen Road, We held a short service, and then walked down to the New church where we completed the service, and celebrated with some cake and tea and coffee, with Ian Lunn, cutting the cake.
See more pictures in the Gallery
Over the summer several events are being organised to mark the 150th birthday celebrations for our Innerleithen Church building
The old church had its closing service on 11th August 1867 so on Friday 11th August 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start we will have a short act of worship near the site of the old parish church in the graveyard on Leithen road. We will then walk down to the ‘new’ church (which held its first service on 18th August 1867) for a prayer, a cup of tea and a piece of birthday cake
On Sunday 13th – our morning worship will use material from the closing and opening sermons preached in the two church buildings in 1867
On Sunday 20th we will have a songs of praise reflecting the changes in church music traditions and songs over the last 150 years.
Lookout for other events and more details nearer the time.
These words come from our friend Rev Picklen Chafulumiraa in Thondwe Malawi.
Nature reveals to us the wonders and secrets of God. Thondwe is located beside the Thondwe River joining with Naiwale stream. In 2015 waters from these rivers swept away a strong bridge and left the place impassable. Similarly, Innerleithen’s location is beside the Tweed River which has a joining within Innerleithen area. ITW parish and Thondwe C C A P twinning means a lot to both of us. Our togetherness has seen us fighting the hunger challenge in 2015- 2016 and 2016- 2017 respectively by jointly supporting each other and working together mutually. Our school children were learning outside under trees for lack of classrooms. But soon this challenge will be overcome because of our togetherness (the Library project). Friends, though living in different places and situations we still can show our togetherness in our communication, interaction, sharing views and suggestions to eradicate our challenges. Being one in Christ possibilities are high. To engaging poverty, enriching each other, learning from other developing culturally, spiritually and morally. As the Thondwe River removed its obstacle, why can’t we all hold hands to eradicate our challenges with God’s help? In the end continue growing together and strengthening our fellowship.