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Supporting You At Home

While Church services are suspended, to keep you informed we will be updating the website regularly with lots of new items. You can watch and listen to Robin via regular videos, browse his selected readings, reflections and prayers along with weekly updates from the Moderators of Kirkcaldy Presbytery and the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. To entertain you we've added the monthly quiz and the knitting pattern for the popular Hippo.

You can read these special pages by clicking the links below (most recently updated pages are at the top, followed by our latest Intimations):


Click for the Quiz Bennochy Quiz
Thursday 6th August
Click for Sunday Reflections Sunday Reflections (Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches Summer Services)
Saturday 1st August
Click for Midweek Thought for the Day Midweek Thought for the Day
Wednesday 29th July
Click for From the Manse From the Manse
Tuesday 28th July
Click for Radio, TV, Apps and Music Services Radio, TV, Apps and Music Services
Monday 27th July
Click for Prayers of Hope Moderator of the General Assembly (Prayers of Hope)
Wednesday 22nd July
Click for Presbytery Appeal for PPE in Zambia Presbytery Appeal for PPE in Zambia
Thursday 16th July
Click for Messages from the Moderator of Kirkcaldy Presbytery Messages from the Moderator of Kirkcaldy Presbytery
Sunday 12th July
Click for Podcasts Podcasts
Wednesday 6th May
Click for Current Status Current Services Status (inc. Funerals, Volunteering)
Saturday 18th April
Click for Sharing a Thought Sharing a Thought
Wednesday 1st April
Click for Online Bible Study Online Bible Study
Tuesday 24th March
Click for Hippo Pattern Dementia Friendly Hippo Pattern
Friday 20th March

Special Intimations
  • Robin is now on holiday for the next two weeks (starting 3rd Aug). For any matters relating to Bennochy church, please contact George Drummond on (01592) 200179 or gdrummond@btinternet.com. Note that funerals will be covered by other local ministers.

  • Once we reopen the church building for worship, many people will be asking, due to my age and health, should I be returning to church at this time. We can't answer that question for you. That will be a matter for your own judgement, but an Assessment Tool has been provided by the Church of Scotland to help you make that decision. It is a simple scoring chart and easy to use.

  • We were recently sent a copy of the Order of service for the dedication of the St John's WW1 war memorial in August 1920.

  • Over the past few months, Louisa Turner and Nancy Gilmartin have contributed to our midweek reflections. On your behalf, I want to say a very big thank you to both of them. Their contributions have been much appreciated. It is time they had a rest! So the reflections will pause for the first two weeks in August, and we will see what happens after that. If anyone else wishes to contribute, then please let me know. Thanks again, to Louisa and Nancy, Robin.

  • Joint summer on-line services have now started each Sunday, shared between the Kirkcaldy town centre churches.

Other News Items

Click to read this news Return to Church Assessment Tool for Individuals
(Tuesday 28th July)
Click for Government Webpage How to wear and make a cloth face covering
(Sunday 28th June)
Click for Document Letter of Thanks from Kirkcaldy Foodbank
(Thursday 28th May)
Click to read this news Letters from Zambia on how the virus is affecting the country
(Thursday 9th July)
Click for Document Important letter to all members from George Drummond, Session Clerk, regarding Church finances during the lockdown
Click to Subscribe Subscribe to receive emails with our latest news

Important Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 1st August

Advice to Stay Safe:
  • Face coverings in enclosed spaces (see advice above on how to make a face covering)
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • Two metre distancing unless with mask and cannot be achieved
  • Self isolate and book a test if you have symptoms

Current state: Virus has been suppressed. Continued focus on containing sporadic outbreaks.

Seeing family and friends

  • Outdoors – a household can meet up to 4 other households at a time – up to 15 people in total.

  • Indoors – a household can meet up to 2 other households at a time – up to 8 people in total. This includes overnight stays.

  • A household can meet up to 4 other households per day in total (this is in total – meetings indoors and/or outdoors)

  • The limit on the number of other households you can meet per day (indoors or outdoors) doesn't apply to young people who are younger than 18.

  • Children aged 11 or under no longer need to physically distance indoors. Young people aged 12-17 must continue to physically distance.

  • Extended Households: Non cohabiting partners (and any children under 18 in their households) can form an extended household without physical
    distancing.

Getting around

  • No restriction on travel in Scotland if acting in line with all other guidance which supports the Routemap.

  • Public transport continues to scale up to full services during this phase, as it moves to a 1 metre physical distancing model once appropriate mitigations are in place, but will continue to have reduced capacity.

Schools, childcare and other educational settings

  • Schools: From 11 August: Children to be able to return to school full time (conditional upon ongoing scientific and health advice). The blended model of schooling remains a contingency plan.

  • All childcare providers can open subject to individual provider arrangements – 15 July.

  • Universities and colleges –phased return to on campus learning as part of a blended model with remote teaching. Public health measures (including physical distancing) in place – 22 July.

Shopping, eating and drinking out

  • Non-essential shops inside shopping centres can re-open (following guidance and with physical distancing) – 13 July.

  • Indoor hospitality (subject to physical distancing rules and guidance) – 15 July.

  • Hairdressers and barbers – with enhanced hygiene measures – 15 July.

  • Other personal retail services such as beauticians and tailors – with enhanced hygiene measures – 22 July.

Sport, culture and leisure activities

  • Organised outdoor contact sports, play and physical activity can resume for children and young people under 18 (subject to guidance) – 13 July.

  • Museums, galleries, monuments, libraries, various other visitor attractions, cinemas (including drive-ins and venues screening films) – with physical distancing and other measures (e.g. ticketing in advance) – 15 July.

  • All holiday accommodation permitted (following relevant guidance) – 15 July.

Bennochy Parish Church is a friendly community Church situated in central Kirkcaldy, Fife.

Why not join us for Sunday Worship or come along to one of the many groups which meet in the Church halls each week. There are a wide range of activities on offer for all ages. Read more ...

Serving Your Needs

At the heart of the local community, we seek to meet the needs of young and old, those on their own or with families. We can also help with Baptisms and Weddings.

We hope you enjoy visiting our site and wish to participate in the life of the Church and its organisations.


Keep up to date with the latest news ...

Latest News
Jenny Featherstone Church News John Methven's 'Memoirs' Church News

Presbytery Appeal for PPE in Zambia

Answer our appeal to raise money for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Zambia.

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Joint Summer Services

Read about our on-line summer services shared between the town centre Churches.

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John Methven's Memoirs

Get your copy of John Methven's Memoirs.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) National Lockdown

Read about how the national lockdown will affect all Church activities and how we will support you on-line.

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Next Special Event

Bunting for Hire

Next time you have a celebration with family and friends, why not hire a section of the church’s bunting to decorate your venue?

£5 per hire - 19 flags on the bunting.

Contact G&Q on 07980 367632.



Bunting for Hire

Magazines and Other News
Kirkcaldy Area Reachout Trust Crossreach Kirkcaldy Street Pastors Kirkcaldy Area Reachout Trust

KART Prayer Diary

The May Prayer Diary from KART is now available.

Read diary ...

CrossReach Information Sheet

The CrossReach Conorovirus Communication (March 2020) is now available.

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Kirkcaldy Street Pastors

The activities during a typical night in the town in late February.

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KART Spring News

The Spring newsletter from KART is now available.

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- Full list of newsletters -

The Olive Branch Community Café
The Olive Branch Café

Our community café is open every Thursday from 11am until 2pm and now includes an Internet Café with support to assist you with any web related activities.

Read more about the café and sample the menu ...


Our Latest Sermon Notes
My immediate thought was, I have run out of things to say! Don't rejoice too quickly! There is a sermon for today. I looked at the reading for the first Sunday of Lent. By the way, I hope you knew we are now in the season of Lent. We are in the run up to Easter. I looked at the reading for today and wondered what am I going to say that I have not already said, about the temptations of Jesus. I was 'tempted' to look out an old sermon and see if any one noticed. Can I say, I have not done that, but if something I say does sounds familiar, it is probably because I have said it before.

Read this sermon in full or revisit previous sermons ...



Organisations at Bennochy Parish Church

Life at the Church

Bennochy Parish Church was formed in 2010 by the union of St. Andrew's and St. John's Parish Churches. You can visit our history pages which cover the history of both Churches and recent events at the new Church.

A photo gallery includes pictures, old and new, covering the wide range of activities. To enter the gallery, click here ...