Events

Time and DateEvent
Mondays
7.30pm
Oxnam Village Hall
Oxnam Indoor Bowling Club
All welcome
Wednesdays
7pm
Oxnam Village Hall
Oxnam Valley Voices Community Choir
Venue - Village Hall
All Welcome
Sunday 14th October
Meet 9.45am in Jedburgh Bus Station Carpark
Oxnam Kirk Walking Group
Walk - Lanton Moor Wood and Tempendean Tower via Wildcatcleugh
Meet at Jed Bus Station Carpark at 9.45am
Bring a Packed Lunch
All Welcome
Friday 19th October
7.30pm
Oxnam Village Hall
Film Night
Venue - Oxnam Village Hall
Film - 'Sully'
On Jan. 15, 2009, Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) tries to make an emergency landing in New York's Hudson River after US Airways Flight 1549 strikes a flock of geese. Miraculously, all of the 155 passengers and crew survive the harrowing ordeal, and Sullenberger becomes a national hero in the eyes of the public and the media. Despite the accolades, the famed pilot now faces an investigation that threatens to destroy his career and reputation.
Wednesday 17th October
11am
Oxnam Village Hall
Library Café
Venue - Oxnam Village Hall
NB - No library van this week
Meet your friends or make new ones over tea, coffee and homemade cakes.
Sunday 11th November
7pm
Oxnam Kirk
RINGING OUT FOR PEACE’ & BATTLE’S OVER
- A NATION’S TRIBUTE
100 Years of Remembrance
Join us at Oxnam Kirk to take part in this unique, historic event by ringing our church bell
in tribute to the millions of men and women who died or were injured in World War One.
Saturday 24th November
10am to 12
Oxnam Kirk Christmas Bazaar
Village Hall
Saturday 1st December
10.30am - 12.00
Oxnam Kirk
Christmas Crafts for Kids
Everyone welcome
Past Events

FAMILY WALK & PICNIC

A super time was had by all at the Family Walk and Picnic at Harestanes on Sunday 9th September 2018. We were blessed with the weather and it was great to see happy children (and adults!) having a good time.  One group of hardy walkers headed off on a longer walk to Penielheugh while the rest of us enjoyed a walk exploring around Harestanes ending up with a play in the sandpit.  The children’s play park proved a great spot for our picnic where we enjoyed sharing a few home bakes and juicy apples from the church apple tree.

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

Border Union Show – 28th & 29th July 2017

Moira Land and Francis Armstrong represented Oxnam Kirk In the Kelso Churches Together Tea Tent at the Borders Union Show where the  fine china and home made biscuits seemed to be much appreciated again this year.  Donations over the 2 days came to £768 (Friday £256, Saturday £512).

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Sunday 25th June 2017 – Open Garden at Ladfield

As part of our ‘Talents’ fundraising Val is invited visitors to Ladfield on Sunday 25th June to explore her beautiful garden and woodland followed by a delicious cream tea.  The weather was kind and a wonderful time was had by all!  

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Pantomime January 2017 – Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories

On Sunday 8th January, the Northumberland Theatre Company came to Oxnam Kirk and performed a modern production of Little Red Riding Hood and other stories .
Usually on a Sunday afternoon, Oxnam Kirk sits quietly and is a sanctuary for anyone visiting .   But this Sunday how happy was our church to see loads of children and adults rushing up the pathway to fill the church with chatter and laughter – changing the quiet sanctuary into a living vibrant building.  Loads of fun, deep in the dark wood with Red Riding Hood and Wolf and Granny and ice cream.  We could feel Oxnam Kirk smiling and a whisper was heard around the walls, ” Please all come back next year. ”              Moira Land

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And the hamster came too!

And the hamster came too!

Film Nights

The monthly film nights in the village hall continue on the 3rd Friday of the month (normally).
The most recent film shown was “The Imitation Game” about the cracking of the enigma code by Alan Turing and his team. Thought provoking in a number of ways and highly entertaining. We have also shown “Paddington” which was equally thought provoking (well funny anyway) and appealed to the child in all who were there. Sticking with a comedy theme “The Hundred Foot Journey” starring Helen Mirren (somewhat dodgy French accent) amongst others the film provided much entertainment judging by the laughter from the audience. On a completely different note “Open Range” was a modern version of a classic Western with the good overcoming the bad after lots of mayhem and shooting. It was really well done and clearly deserved its plaudits.

The next few months films will include “12 Years a Slave”, “The Theory of Everything”, “Of Mice and Men”, “Calvary” and James Bond in “Spectre”. Get yourself on the oxnamvillageevents@gmail.com mailing list and check out the Oxnam Village Hall Facebook page if you want to know when these are showing.

Bob McKeand

Pantomime – The Ugly Duckling

On Sunday 17th January this year we had The Northumberland Theatre Company come to Oxnam Church to perform “The Ugly Duckling” and what a performance it was! The players were fantastic, the church was full of children, laughter, parents, music, colour and ice cream. Everyone loved “The Ugly Duckling” and watching him grow into a beautiful swan. The players enjoy coming to Oxnam as they say it is such a good venue and Francis’ soup is delicious!So, we have booked them again for next year, Sunday 8th January 2017 at 3pm when they will perform “Little Red Riding Hood” and I expect the wolf will be very scary.
Thank you to all the elders and congregation who helped with the food, setting up and clearing away.Moira Land
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Coffee Morning

Plenty of cakes at the coffee morning! About £500 was raised for Oxnam Church. Well done everyone!

Coffee Morning

The coffee morning on 2 December raised £100 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Harvest Supper

We had a very successful harvest supper on Friday. Well attended & delicious supper, kindly organised by Jayne, Beryl & Rachel. Many thanks to them. The “Riddle Fiddles” entertained us afterwards to some singing & dancing, led by our session clerk! A good night was had by all. The evening made £750 for church funds!

Worship Group

A new group is currently meeting to plan a Worship Group service to be held on May 17th. The service promises to be really interesting, as we are focusing on the earliest men from the valley, who were killed in the First World War and what it must have been like for their families, and also for those who did come back. Anyone who has any information on the families (descendants still living would be specially good) of James Queenan, Geo Smith and Adam Telfer should contact Colin Hogg. The children will be involved in the service, we’ll be hearing what happened at Gallipoli, and we’d like to hear from anybody who has any memorabilia from either war. If you are curious, do let us know! There is a meeting on Tuesday 17th at 7pm in the Vestry. Please contact Marion Dodd if you would like to come to a future meeting.

Roxburgh Singers Concert

The collection from this raised £500 for Combat Stress, plus a donation for the church.

Northumberland Theatre Company

On Jan 11th 2015 Oxnam Kirk welcomed The Northumberland Theatre Company in the church . They performed Rumplelstiltskin to a delighted audience of children and adults . So much fun was had that we have asked them back next year to perform the Ugly Duckling — watch this space.

Macmillan Cancer Charity

Carrie Scott hosted a Big Coffee Morning for the Macmillan Cancer Charity at her home. The event was very well attended & raised the sum of £655.

Coffee Morning, Saturday 14th February 2014

Many thanks to everyone, especially Fiona, for organising another successful coffee morning.
With road closures & dreadful weather, we did very well to raise over £500. Thanks to all contributors, bakers & helpers & buyers.

 Crisis in the Philippines

At our service on 17 November the collection of £200 was donated to the crisis in the Philippines.

 Harvest Supper

This took place on Friday night, before our Harvest Festival in church on Sunday 20th. Many thanks to Francis, Morag & Anne especially and to all those who helped & cooked a delicious supper. The entertainment was provided by the Oxnam Valley Voices and Henry Douglas & Tommy Herdman. Both were thoroughly enjoyed & appreciated.

‘Roaring Reptiles’ – Sunday 22nd Sept 2014″

A very successful afternoon in the church, with about 70 children admiring, touching and handling various reptiles! Quite an unusual activity, but bringing many families into the church. Thank you to Moira Land for organising it.

Library Cafe

On Wednesday 18 December a Christmas Special was held in aid of MS society, with a full attendance, who enjoyed festive cakes, accompanied by Jamie Mackenzie & some of the Oxnam valley Voices choir. Donations came to £116.

Garden Opening

Margaret & Frank Clayton, of Shibben, Rennieston, very kindly opened their garden in aid of church funds on 21 July 2013. The garden was much admired and the weather was lovely; thanks go to them and the tea ladies who served a delicious tea. (Francis is getting quite a reputation!)
The sum of £345 was raised.

Sticky Kids

On Sunday 19th May, the Sticky Kids Funky Monkey Singalong Show came to Oxnam Kirk.
The action packed show was advertised for 2 – 6 year old children living in the valley and surrounding area.
Molly Muddle, the human equivalent of a party popper and her friend Mac performed songs and dressed up, providing great entertainment for the children.
The boys and girls were all eager to get up and join Mollie and Mac at any given opportunity and had an absolute ball singing along with them and performing the actions.
The hour long show closed with a final song and a stage full of children beaming with happiness and who had all thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon.
Annie Ralston

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling Panto

Francis' mince pies disappeared fast!

Francis’ mince pies disappeared fast
at the December Film Night!

Library Cafe

The Library Cafe

 

Harvest Festival - October 2015

Harvest Festival – October 2015

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Preparing to decorate

Preparing to decorate

Sunday school garden

Sunday school garden

The Roxburgh Singers

Good Friday saw the Roxburgh Singers give a performance of the Fauré Requiem in Oxnam Kirk. It was conducted by Marion Dodd and it was quite magnificent.