Harvest Thanksgiving – Food Bank Donations

There will be a Harvest Thanksgiving Service in Garvald Church on Sunday 1st November at 9.30 am. Everyone is welcome.

In order to mark the occasion we are planning to collect donations for the East Lothian Food Bank. You can bring your donation to the church next Sunday morning or you can leave it in the plastic box which has been placed in the bus shelter next to the village green. The box will be emptied every day.

Thanks in advance


Halloween 2020

Saturday 31st October

Sadly like most things this year the annual children’s Halloween party has to be cancelled due to covid!
So instead, to mark the occasion and have some fun we thought we would organise a spooky halloween trail through the woods in the park for the children of Garvald. Children must be accompanied by an adult and you must have a torch, these are private woods and you enter at your own risk, all current covid social distancing rules must be followed, please be respectful of others and of the woods and stay on the path.
The spooky trail will set up and able to walk round from when it gets dark and the ghouls come out.

We also thought is would be nice if the children want to decorate their windows or gardens in some way and you can take a stroll round the village and have a look at them all.
If you are happy for children to guise please make it obvious and have a pumpkin or some decoration to indicate you are happy with this and we ask everyone to be respectful and not knock on any doors that do not have any decoration.

We hope this will bring a bit of fun and excitement around Halloween for the kids in what has been and continues to be a strange year for everyone!

Garvald Village Hall Trust AGM

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions this year’s Village Hall AGM will be held on a virtual basis via Zoom at 7pm on Monday 9th November. Below provides invite details to enable you to attend via your PC, laptop or tablet. There is no special software required. You simply click on the link and input the password provided. Do please try to join us.

Given that you can join in from the comfort of your own home it would be great to see a big attendance. In the meantime if you have any questions please use the contact form, below.

Many thanks & stay safe
Gary McGregor, Chair of Village Hall Committee


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Time: Nov 9, 2020 07:00 PM London
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    Church services

    Garvald Church will re-open for Sunday worship this Sunday 4th October at 9.30 am. It will be a shorter service than usual and everyone will have to socially distance and wear a face mask.

    Services will then continue on alternate Sundays in Garvald and Morham.

    We would love to welcome everyone to the Church, especially anybody who has recently moved to Garvald.

    New Window Cleaner in Garvald

    If you registered interest in a new window cleaner – and provided your address – you should hopefully get a visit from Jet Window Cleaning Services, to clean your windows, tomorrow (Friday 25th September).

    If you don’t see them tomorrow, and wish to have your windows cleaned, please contact them directly via their Facebook page:


    Garvald Window Cleaning

    John, who owns the window cleaning company that will start working in Garvald, will visit the village on Friday 25th September to clean windows for all those who responded to the website post (using the contact form) a couple of weeks ago.
    There are a couple of people who did not put their address on the contact form; therefore, either contact the website again with your address or just try to catch John next Friday.
    John has advised that he will charge the first clean on Douglas’ prices but will assess his own charges once he has completed the first clean for each home.
    If clients aren’t available for payment on the day, he will put a slip through the door with his bank details.

    A few of us have been going out for a Sunday morning run for several years now. Sometimes there have been as many as 5 people, occasionally only 1, but usually at least 2. Please join us.

    We run a 5 km circle with a couple of hills and enough flat stretches to chat. Meet 9 am at the Park. It hardly ever rains!

    See you this Sunday