Christ Church, Duns: ‘A Place of Peace and Hope’
At the Annual General Meeting in December 1998 the following Mission Statement was adopted and modified over the years to read:
‘We at Christ Church Duns seek to be a caring people growing in the knowledge and love of God through Jesus Christ and expressing that love; with the help of the Holy Spirit, through our relationships with one another and our service and witness to the community.’
Who we are
- a warm, friendly and welcoming church with a strong sense of the family of the church
- a forward-looking church which is open to change
- a church with a strong tradition of lay involvement in its worship
- an outward-looking church that engages with its local churches and community
- a congregation with a Communicants’ Roll of about eighty-seven members
The atmosphere at Christ Church is hospitable and friendly and its members offer a warm welcome to newcomers. The church has a tradition of tolerance towards all people and a history of compassionate works. Anyone is welcome to attend the services, even if of no faith, and will be met with warm friendliness. As a non-established church, Christ Church works hard to meet the needs of the Episcopal community in the local area, and holds regular Communion services, some of which are more traditional in style and some more evangelical. The church draws its congregation from Duns and villages within about 15 miles of the town. The church supports charities throughout Scotland and the world.
Berwickshire Churches Profile as of October 2018 click here
The church has approximately eighty-seven members (33 men and 54 women) on the church roll, of whom over 30 are regular communicants. In common with other churches in the Scottish Borders, many of Christ Church’s active members are retired, although most continue to lead very busy lives. Although there are many young families in the area, the attendance rate among younger people is generally rather low, but with encouragement attendance could be higher, rolls boosted and giving improved.
Approximate numbers a year of baptisms, weddings, funerals and confirmation include one baptism, one wedding and two funerals in 2016–2017