On Monday 22nd May, Cheviot Churches were visited by Lord Hodge, the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly (above, right - with the First Minister, Humza Yousaf, and the Rev. Sally Foster-Fulton, the Moderator). Lord Hodge attends the General Assembly as the personal representative of His Majesty King Charles III.
On Monday 22nd Lord Hodge took time off to visit us here in the Cheviot Hills. A cavalcade of black cars accompanied by police motorcycles pulled up at the cemetery on the Morebattle Road. Lord Hodge was met there by our minister, representatives of the Churches Together St Cuthbert's Way Group and members of the congregation. Pulling on walking boots, Lord Hodge and his party walked along St Cuthbert's Way to the kirk.
At the kirk there was a buffet and Lord Hodge and his wife had a chance to meet members of the Yetholm area community, including school children and this years' Bari Manushi Gemma Lister. It was nice to know that our small parish is not entirely overlooked by the General Assembly as they wrestle with the major issues that the kirk today has to face. We hope Lord Hodge took away pleasant memories of his visit to us - despite the rather grey weather - perhaps he'll be back to walk the entire route!?