Category Archives: Church

Update on Church Plans

The Church of Scotland Parishes of Garvald and Morham

As many will be aware, the Church of Scotland are going through a period of significant change throughout the whole of Scotland. The existing restructuring plans, in as far as they affect church property within the parish of Garvald and Morham, are as follows.

Morham Church

This building is being prepared for disposal and will soon be placed on the market for sale.

Garvald Church

The decision to sell Garvald Church will be finalised shortly. It is expected that the building will cease to be used for regular services at the end of 2023.

Garvald Church Stables

The Church of Scotland has decided not to sell Garvald Stables.

Garvald and Baro Glebe Fields

The Church of Scotland has decided not to sell Baro or Garvald Glebe fields. They will continue under their existing agricultural tenancies .

Fiona Sheldon

Session Clerk

Church service

There will be a Communion Service in Garvald Church on Sunday 3rd September at 9.30 am to which everyone is welcome.

There will be a short meeting in the church after the service, for members and adherents to discuss the proposed sale of the church.

And then coffee and tea for everyone in the Stables

Christmas Eve Services

Carols around the Christmas Tree at 5.30pm on Christmas Eve.

Then the Christmas Eve Service in Garvald Church at 6 pm.

Children are encouraged to come along dressed as a shepherd or angel or any other character from the Christmas story – no speaking required, just getting into the spirit and enjoying the story.

Mince pies and mulled wine will be served in the Stables afterwards.

The last Watch night service will take place in Morham Church at 11.30pm. Morham Church will be closed and sold by the Church of Scotland in 2023

Christmas Services at Garvald and Morham

Everyone is welcome to attend church services in Garvald and Morham over the next few weeks as follows:

4th December – Morham at 9.30 am

11th December – Garvald at 9.30 am

18th December – Morham at 9.30 am

24th December – Carols at the Christmas tree on Garvald Village Green from 5.30pm

followed by the Christmas Eve service in Garvald Church at 6 pm. Any child who would like to get dressed as a character from the Christmas story and sit at the front of the Church is MORE than welcome. No acting or speaking required – just getting into the spirit and enjoying the story!

Mince pies and Mulled wine will be served in the Stables after the service.

The LAST Watch night service at Morham Church will be held at 11.30 pm on Christmas Eve.

Sadly Morham Church will be closed in 2023 and sold by the Church of Scotland.

Remembrance Sunday

A short Remembrance service will take place at the War Memorial outside Garvald Church on Sunday 13th November at 9.30 am. Those who wish may then proceed inside the church for the rest of the Sunday morning service, followed by tea/coffee in the Stables.

Remembrance Service

A Service of Remembrance will take place at Garvald Church on Sunday 14th November at 9.30 am. The service will begin outside the Church at the War Memorial, and those who wish may then continue with the rest of the service inside the Church.

Tea and Coffee will be available afterwards in The Stables.

It has also been decided that we may return to our great tradition in Garvald of the Church being open to everyone, every day. Please take the chance to visit the church as often as you like since it is looking increasingly likely that the Church of Scotland will sell Garvald Church within the next few years.