Working together to release, equip and empower God's people in Annandale and Eskdale
‘A Place for Hope’ [Click to read more]

This is an ecumenical mediation and conflict resolution project supported by the Church of Scotland. Visit www.churchofscotland.org.uk or contact the FMT office for more information.


All Age Worship [Click to read more]

We can help you to train and resource worship leaders to lead worship which engages all ages. Contact the FMT for more information.


Being a Presbytery Elder [Click to read more]

We offer regular training for new and not-so-new Presbytery Elders, with an accompanying ‘Rough Guide’. Contact the FMT office for more information.


Café Church [Click to read more]

This is an informal method of worship which encourages people to be involved in church gatherings in interactive ways. Contact the FMT for more information.


Christian courses [Click to read more]

These courses help people to investigate or learn more about the Christian faith and the FMT can help you decide which course might best suit your needs.
For more information visit:
Alpha or Alpha Scotland,
Christianity Explored,
www.youtube.com,
www.madstuff.biz
or contact the FMT.


Community Surveys [Click to read more]

For a copy of our ‘Rough Guide to Conducting a Community Survey’ visit our Resources page.


Conferences [Click to read more]

The FMT hosts Presbytery-wide events and conferences throughout the year. Contact the FMT for more information or check our calendar for upcoming events.


Cool Clubs [Click to read more]

A Cool Club is a fun programme of activities held during the week for primary school children to learn about the Christian faith through crafts, games, singing and discussion. For more information contact the FMT.


Discerning Your Call [Click to read more]

We run an annual ‘Exploring Ministries’ day as an opportunity to discover and/or refresh your sense of calling or vocation. Visit the Church of Scotland 'Ministries in the Church' or contact the FMT office for more information.


Ecumenical Working [Click to read more]

Address by the Very Rev. Dr. Sheilagh Kesting at the Presbytery of Annandale and Eskdale held in St. Andrew's Parish Church, Gretna on Tuesday, 1st May 2012.

Both the Presbytery and national Church of Scotland strategy supports our working with other denominations as much as possible. Contact the FMT office for more information or visit the Church of Scotland for an overview. To see how our neighbours in Cumbria have approached ecumenical working, visit:
www.churchestogethercumbria.co.uk


Elder Training [Click to read more]

Our ‘Rough Guide to Elder Care’ series offers training and background material for all elders, whether enquiring, newly ordained or ‘seasoned’. We run regular workshops, and can offer a one-off or a training series according to your needs.
For a copy of our ‘Rough Guides to Elder Care’ visit our Resources page or contact the FMT office for more information.


Eskdale Inter Faith Group [Click to read more]

As the only Presbytery with a Buddhist Monastery in its midst (www.samyeling.org) our Inter Faith Group supports deepening relations across all faiths. Contact the FMT office for more information or visit the Church of Scotland 'Working Together in Faith' pages.


Fairtrade Network [Click to read more]

We are working towards becoming a Fairtrade Presbytery and we hold regular meetings of our Fairtrade Network. Contact the FMT office for more information.


Fresh Expressions of Church/Emerging Church [Click to read more]

We seek to continuously investigate innovative ways of reaching our communities with the Christian message and that sometimes means changing or adapting our current way of thinking or operating. For some new ideas visit Fresh Expressions, the Church of Scotland Emerging Church or contact the FMT for more information.


Funeral and Bereavement Assistants [Click to read more]

We have a team of seven locally trained and commissioned Funeral and Bereavement Assistants who work with ministers in the Presbytery to support bereaved and grieving families and to conduct funerals. Contact your Parish Minister for more information.


Godly Play [Click to read more]

Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture. Visit Godly Play Scotland or contact the FMT for more information.


Holiday Clubs [Click to read more]

These are typically five mornings of children’s activities, run during school holidays, which encourage children to engage with Christianity in a themed setting. Contact the FMT for more information.


Labyrinths [Click to read more]

A labyrinth is a form of prayer-walking, which follows a single, winding path to a central location. This can be done on the floor of a church or hall with ‘stations’ along the way. The special stillness and contemplative space they offer make them an extremely effective tool for reflective worship. Contact the FMT for more information.


Leadership Training [Click to read more]

Our Rough Guides to Elder Care includes a module on leadership and team-work. Contact the FMT office for more information. These resources are also downloadable from our 'Resources' page.


Messy Church [Click to read more]

Messy Church is a fun, interactive act of worship for both children and adults of all ages, using crafts, games, food and celebration. Visit Messy Church or contact the FMT for more information.


Parish Profiles [Click to read more]

When looking for a new minister, parishes will put together a profile to help describe who and what they are. We can offer a workshop with an accompanying Rough Guide to help you get the best out of your Parish Profile. Contact the FMT office for more information.


Pastoral Care Training [Click to read more]

We can offer workshops for your pastoral care team to sharpen your skills in this area. Contact the FMT office for more information.


Playground Games [Click to read more]

This is a simple, fun way of making initial contact with primary school children by playing structured games in the playground at either breaktimes or lunchtimes. Contact the FMT for more information.


Prayer [Click to read more]

Our Presbytery is committed to developing prayer involvement across our area. For prayer ideas visit:
Church of Scotland - 'Pray now'
24/7 Prayer UK
Pray For Scotland
or contact the FMT for more information.


Retreats [Click to read more]

We can help guide you towards people and places where you can go for a one-day or longer retreats. Contact the FMT for more information.


Schools [Click to read more]

Whether you need resources for assemblies, assistance with lunchtime clubs or exploring creative Prayer Spaces in Schools, we can help you facilitate a Christian focus in your local schools. Contact the FMT for more information.


Sunday School [Click to read more]

We can provide training and resources for Sunday Schools. Contact the FMT for more information.


Worship Training [Click to read more]

We can offer one-off workshops or a series of worship training sessions. For inspiration and ideas about preaching visit the Church of Scotland Worship and Starters for Sunday pages.


Youth Café [Click to read more]

Youth Cafés are a simple way to provide a safe environment for young people to relax with friends, to build relationships with them and share the Christian faith. Contact the FMT for more information.