St John's Voice

Sample issues of our church magazine.

Each issue of St John's Voice has a theme, which we hope will be of interest to readers both outwith and within our congregation. We try to avoid themes (such as those based on the church's calendar, saints days, and church events) that would invite our readers to become preoccupied with the internal life and culture of the church. Our themes are explored through reflection, poetry, pictures, stories, reminiscences and critical analysis. They provide a variety of angles on faith and life today.

St John's Voice is one of the strands in our mission strategy: copies are made available in local cafés, waiting rooms, hotels and B&Bs, as well as being eagerly awaited by members of St John's.

On this page we have included links to a selection of issues of St John's Voice, with an indication of the theme of each. Clicking on a link will take you to a pdf version of the magazine which you can either read on screen or download and print.

Samples

Selkirk Common Riding (June 2008)
Our second-ever issue, which includes feedback on the very first Voice.

Peace One Day (September 2008)

Hope (March 2009)

Family Matters (March 2011)

St John's Holy Land Pilgrimage (August 2011)
A report and reflections on a10-day visit to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian West Bank by members of St John's (and friends from other churches), led by David, our priest, in June 2011.

'I Don't Believe It' (April 2012)
This issue, focussing on things we find it hard to believe, was timed to accompany our 2012 Lent course on 'Hard Questions'. 

Heritage (June 2013) 
2013 is the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden, an event that looms large in both the history and the mythology of our Royal Burgh of Selkirk. This issue looks at various aspects of what we do with what we think of as our heritage today.