Church of Scotland

42 Bowmont St, KELSO, TD5 7JH Tel/Fax: 01573 224154
Office Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9am - 12.30 and 1.30 - 3pm
Church of Scotland | Scottish Charity Number: SCO14039

Kelso North Parish Church


Join Us in Worship

At present, sevices are held in Kelso North Parish Church at 11.00am every Sunday.

During July and August there is also only one service and details of the venue for each month will also be posted on the Calendar of Events. Occasional evening and other services are held and details will be given in plenty time.

Junior Church

The children of the Junior Church meet in Kelso North, and are normally in church for the first part of the service, before going to the halls for their worship. Primary (5 - 7 years old) in the Upper Hall and Junior (8 - 10 years old) in the Rainbow Room. Junior Church (PDF) »


Creche Facilities

Creche facilities are provided during our Morning Worship at Kelso North.


Friendship & Fellowship

On the first Sunday of each month in both churches, refreshments are served and you are invited to join with us in this short, but valuable time of friendship and fellowship.

Information | Kelso North Architecture

The Architecture of Kelso North Church


Kelso North Parish ChurchWith its tall spire and view across the river Tweed to Floors Castle, Kelso North Parish Church is a well known landmark.

Designed by Frederick Pilkington and built in 1866, the church has a typical complicated front.  In contrast, the simple, wide interior has a high wooden roof structure, with tie rods leading to a carved central boss.

Along the front of the gallery, the carved spirals echo those of the roof.

The pipe organ is encased in oak with matching side panels, communion table and as finishing touches, two finely carved angels.

Above the pulpit the beautiful stained glass window depicts Christ as the Good Shepherd and is attributed to Stephen Adam. The angel faces and the roundels with flowers and foliage are particularly fine.

Collage Holy SpiritOn the walls hang one set of 8 collage pictures, created in 1988, the work of the Junior Church children and teachers. On the reverse side, created by members of adult organisations in 1989, the pictures depict scenes from the Old and New Testaments.

In the vestibule, a fine pastel drawing of Dr Horatius Bonar, his biography and list of many well known hymns hangs between the windows.

Be sure to note the carved pineapple knob at the foot of the staircase. Pilkington insisted on the wide wood panels - to preserve the ladies' dignity as they ascended!

The royal blue and clear glass lunette window, almost certainly designed by Pilkington, gives a distinctive touch to this important doorway.