The day was very wet - sadly - but Cheviot Churches had a presence inside a relatively dry tent at the Yetholm Shepherds Show on Saturday 7th October. As well as making contact with both locals and visitors we sold jams and chutneys made by members of the congregation - raising over £90. Thanks to all who braved the dreadful weather and turned out to help.
Saturday 30th of September saw a small (but intrepid) group from Cheviot Churches meet on the green at Kirk Yetholm to take part in a sponsored walk. We headed over into Halterburn, then along to Yetholm Mains and Venchen, over Venchen hill and then down to Cherrytrees ... finally back to Yetholm. The walk was seven miles all told. The skies were grey, though in many ways that meant conditions were ideal for a long(ish) walk - in any case, whatever the weather, the views were glorious.
Having completed the 14 mile Kiltwalk just the previous Saturday our minister took it all in his stride, though for some reason he didn't give the sermon on the following day from the pulpit - perhaps ascending the pulpit stairs was a step too much? We were all slightly diasppointed that he wasn't wearing a kilt either.
Many thanks to Simon Oldham, who organised the event (and provided scones) and to Amanda Barnes, who gave us a cup of tea and some apple cake at Cherrytrees House, before we set off on the final stretch back home.