Bennochy Parish Church

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Yvonne Coull Network Coordinator Award 2018
25th March 2018
Bennochy Church

Bennochy church wishes to congratulate our development worker, Louisa Turner, on being awarded the 'Yvonne Coull Network Coordinator Award 2018' at the Generations Working Together (GWT) annual conference. Louisa was awarded this for her enthusiasm, hard work, effort and support to GWT and to the Fife network. It is a prestigious award, which Louisa feels very humble to be given.

Louisa says, "I would not have had this opportunity to engage with this organisation if I were not employed by Bennochy Church and promoting the intergenerational side of the Open Door Project, with the church/school links, Messy Church and future intergenerational work within the community garden. Thank you for giving me free range to explore new avenues and widen my horizons."

As Louisa was not at the awards ceremony, she didn't even get to do a thank you speech! If you don't know what the award is all about, next time you see Louisa, ask her!

Olive Branch Café Reopens
18th March 2018
The Olive Branch Café

The Olive Branch Café will be re-opening on Thursday 29th March in the newly refurbished Methven Hall and we look forward to welcoming our customers back from the extended break. The Café opens from 11am for Teas/Coffees and Cake, with lunchtime Soup & Sandwiches etc. from 12 noon.

Bunny Drive
11th March 2018
Bunny Drive

The Women's Group's annual Bunny Drive will be held on Tuesday 3rd April at 6.30 pm in the Methven Hall. Tickets £4 adults and £2 children can be had from Group members. Come along and enjoy the excitement, a delicious buffet supper, prizes and a raffle. This is a fun evening for all the family.

Thanks from Salvation Army
4th February 2018
Xmas Gifts

On behalf of The Salvation Army - Kirkcaldy Corps I would like to thank you for your kind and generous donation of toys and some monetary donations. These toys were used for our 2017 Christmas Toy Appeal. Every Christmas holiday season there are hundreds of families across Scotland who experience some type of hardship that prevents them from having an enjoyable Christmas season. Your generous donation enables us to continue to do our part to help needy families within our surrounding community in Fife.

Thank you for support to the Salvation Army - Kirkcaldy Corps. It has truly been appreciated. - Heather Coles, Major in the Salvation Army.

Bennochy Community Garden Project
4th February 2018
Community Garden

Its official! Over the past 18 months, there has been a small group of volunteers, from the Bennochy Community Garden Project, who have dug and got dirty, with planting and creating an orchard, bulb and mosaic art, along with planting bulbs and wellies, all within the church grounds. There has also been a small group of volunteers, from within the congregation, who have busied themselves in all weathers, in the church garden.

All the hard work, of all the volunteers and children from Dunnikier Primary school, has been recognised.

At a recent awards ceremonies, our partners – Growing Kirkcaldy, accepted certificates on behalf of Kirkcaldy. Kirkclady was awarded a Silver Gilt, for the Small City 2017, category from Britain in Bloom and a Gold award, for the Small City 2017 from Keep Scotland Beautiful. Britain in Bloom judges rated the Community Involvement throughout Kirkclady as Gold standard. This included the church garden which all our volunteers, contributed sterling hard work. Growing Kirkcaldy has expressed their thanks to Bennochy Community Garden Project and the Volunteers maintaining the Bennochy church grounds, and stated that we should all be proud of each individual’s efforts, which have contributed to the awards. Well done to everyone!

Good news continues - the Project was recently awarded £200 from Asda's Green Token Fund. Thank you to all who shopped at Asda and donated to our green token collection. The monies will be going towards some raised planters for our garden.

And more exciting news ...a volunteer at the Olive Branch Café - Ian Thislie, mentioned a fund which we could possibly apply to, to further support our community garden fund, we applied and were successful. We were granted four times more than what we had applied for! The Bennochy Community Garden Project's vision is hopefully going to be realised in 2018. A meeting to discuss our vision and the best way to realise it is to be held on Wednesday 7th February at 11am in the church gardens initially followed by refreshments indoors. We have invited partners from the community to attend the meeting and you are also cordially invited to join us, to decide the best way to spend our funding. If you are interested in the Bennochy Community Garden Project but are unable to attend the meeting, please have a chat with either the Minister or Louisa Turner, Development Worker.

Flower List 2018
26th November 2017
Sanctuary Flowers

The Flower List for 2018 is now available in the vestibule of the Church. If you wish to donate flowers, please put your name on the list against the appropriate date or speak to Senga Booth.

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