Welcome to Ale & Teviot United Church

Serving the communities of Ancrum, Crailing, Eckford & Lilliesleaf at the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders.


We are pleased to have you with us!

We welcome you to the website of Ale & Teviot United Church, a congregation of the Church of Scotland serving the communities of Ancrum, Crailing, Eckford and Lilliesleaf at the heart of the beautiful Scottish Borders.


Ale & Teviot United Church is what’s called the “parish church” for our area. That’s important, because it means that we’re not just a cosy wee club, providing services to existing members, but instead that we’re committed to reach out in compassion and fellowship to everyone, of every age, living in our area, and to share with you the Good News of a Saviour who loves you unconditionally.

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Ale & Teviot United Church adheres to the Church of Scotland practice of infant baptism and does so on the basis of God’s unconditional grace.


Congratulations! We are always delighted when a man and a woman make the quality decision to seek Christian marriage, and we wish you every blessing on your future together as husband and wife.


At this sad and difficult time, please be assured of the love and support of your local parish church. Our pastoral care is freely available to you, whether or not you or your loved one have any connection with the church.

About Us

Ale and Teviot United Church is situated in the Scottish Borders a short distance North of the town of Jedburgh. The extended parish combines the original parishes of Eckford, Crailing, Nisbet, Ancrum and Lilliesleaf.

These are typical Borders rural communities, set in lovely surroundings along the River Teviot to the east and the Ale Water to the west.

Service Times

  • 1st Sunday: 10am
  • 2nd Sunday: No service
  • 3rd Sunday: 10am
  • 4th Sunday: 10am
  • 5th Sunday: 10am
  • 1st Sunday: No service
  • 2nd Sunday: 10am
  • 3rd Sunday: No Service
  • 4th Sunday: No Service
  • 5th Sunday: No Service
  • 1st Sunday: 11:30am
  • 2nd Sunday: 11:30am
  • 3rd Sunday: 11:30am
  • 4th Sunday: No service
  • 5th Sunday: 11:30am