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    Wednesday, 10 March 2021 07:30 pm
    Carlops Village Centre EGM


    A special meeting to discuss the new constitution which can be viewed at this link. Please contact Hannah Walters at hannahwalterslangskaill@yahoo.co.uk for more information
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    Wednesday, 17 February 2021 12:00 am
    Messages from Scottish Borders Council


    Recent messages have been received regarding top-up electricity payments  and voting procedures specifically for those shielding or self-isolating. For these and other messages from Scottish Borders Council and the Scottish Government please click the title link
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    Sunday, 24 January 2021 12:00 am
    SBC Calendar of events for older people


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    Saturday, 23 January 2021 12:00 am
    New South East Scotland Newsletter


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    Tuesday, 01 December 2020 12:00 am
    CORONAVIRUS


    No events are scheduled at the Village Hall until the coronavirus emergency is safely behind us. In the meantime, the front page of the Carlops website will be populated with useful links to information and services. There are also links in the right hand sidebar under Coronavirus Services
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    Monday, 02 November 2020 12:00 am
    Message from SBC- Protection Levels, Vitamin D supplements and Shielding


    A recent message from SBC concerns the Scottish Levels of protection, free Vitamin D supplements, shielding  and general health advice. The complete letter can be viewed at Advice from SBC 30th October
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    Tuesday, 20 October 2020 12:00 am
    Scottish Borders Warm and Well Initiative


    Details of the Scottish Borders Warm and Well Initiative with advice about fuel bills and much else. Message received from Lorna McCullough

Carlops Advent Garden

THE CARLOPS ADVENT GARDEN, 2016

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVENT

Carlops Parish Church, Sunday 4th December, 3.45pm.

Advent is a special time of year, when we are preparing for Christmas. Once again we will make our magical indoor garden in Carlops Parish Church: a spiral path of moss, with a mound in the centre, holding a large candle, from which, one by one, as we all sing carols, the children will light their own small candles. As they return along the path, the children choose a place in the green moss to plant their candles, which they carry in lovely red cored apples. (Parents or siblings can guide little ones around the path, of course.)

By the time the last child has made the journey, our garden will be blooming with many flame flowers.

On Sunday, each child should bring his/her own apple, with a candle placed in its cored centre, so that the apple becomes a candle-holder. An ordinary white kitchen candle is ideal. Red apples look lovely placed in the moss garden.

If you need any further information, contact:

Gerda Stevenson: 01968-661058

or Hannah Walters: 01968-660470

We’d like to be able to start by 4pm, at dusk, so do try to arrive at 3.45pm!

The ceremony will last for about an hour. There will be Christmas biscuits for the children to enjoy with juice, after the ceremony, while Gerda reads a Christmas story. And there’ll be some mulled wine for the adults. Finally, thinking of candles at ground level, it would be best for us to avoid wearing flouncy, flowing garments!

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