Caddonfoot Kirk, pictured, is participating in a new approach to encourage congregations – and those who do not attend church – that praying does work.
Churches of all denominations across the Borders have seized on the initiative to develop praying as a means of people seeking answers to their worries.
The Reverend Elspeth Harley, of Caddonfoot linked with Trinity in Galashiels, has asked her members to read “trypraying”, a booklet which examines the benefit of saying prayers – such as before an examination, when a friend is sick in hospital, or the hours ahead of an interview. She said: “I would hope that people, having read the booklet, will then hand it on to neighbours and friends.”
On Sunday morning at Caddonfoot, the theme of the service was Christian Aid to mark the beginning of Christian Aid Week.
There will be an open day at the churchyard on May 23 (10am-2.30pm) when there will be officials and councillors in attendance, as well as graveyard workers to explain what is needed to maintain the area. Workers are at present replacing the foundations of several headstones to make them more secure.