Old Parish & St. Paul's Church

Scottish Charity No: SC010389



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As the banner says on our church hall wall, Old Parish & St Paul’s Church “exists to put Christ first”. As a congregation, we have been blessed by the fact that for many years, ministers have preached the truth of the Gospel to our congregation and the preaching of the Good News of Christ our Saviour is what feeds our congregation.


Our weekly church life starts with our worship services on the Lord’s Day. As we are linked with St John’s Church in Langlee Galashiels, our morning worship starts at 11.30am. All are welcome to our services which are followed by a time of fellowship when tea and coffee is available.


During worship, children are welcome to stay with their parents during the service or we have Sunday school and creche for all ages of church who meet in different parts of the church building. Hymns and readings are projected onto a large screen and we have a loop system available during the service.


During each week there are a number of activities from prayer groups to bible study groups. We have Wednesday badminton and Thursday lunch club for our senior members. All details are listed on this website.



Rev Dr Leon Keller


  “I have a desire and call to serve the Lord and His Church. I have been a minister in the Church continuously for the past 26 years and served in 4 parishes. I feel called to serve The Church of Scotland in the remainder of my years as the Lord guides and leads me. Because I concentrate mainly on expository preaching it is my desire to preach and teach God’s Word so that we all may come to the maturity of our faith. The need of every man is the same and the truth of God’s Word is still able to meet that need and show us the eternal life which there is in Jesus Christ so that the church may be grounded in the Word and growing in the Spirit. My aim in the ministry is to bring people to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord Saviour.”

Dr Keller was born in 1958, is married and has four grown up children. A minister with the Dutch Reformed Church, Dr Keller speaks English and Afrikaans. During his ministry in South African, Dr Keller has been the minister to both white and black congregations and his references point in particular to him working with the marginalised in society. Dr Keller loves reading and has many sporting interests; cycling, running, squash, tennis and canoeing. Dr Keller is aware of the need of ministers in Scotland and he has an “inner calling” to make himself available to serve in the church.


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Dr. Leon Keller - lkeller@churchofscotland.org.uk