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While many Church activities are suspended and Worship Services restricted, 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.

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 Midweek Thought for the Day Midweek Thought for the Day (Advent Postcards)
Wednesday 2nd December
Click for From the Manse From the Manse
Monday 30th November
Click for Messages from the Moderator of Kirkcaldy Presbytery Messages from the Moderator of Kirkcaldy Presbytery
Monday 30th November
Click for Sunday Reflections Sunday Reflections
Monday 30th November
Click for Radio, TV, Apps and Music Services Radio, TV, Apps and Music Services
Monday 30th November
Click for Prayers of Hope Moderator of the General Assembly (Prayers of Hope)
Saturday 28th November
Click for the Quiz Bennochy Quiz
Saturday 21st November
Click for Current Status Current Services Status (inc. Funerals, Volunteering)
Wednesday 4th November

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Special Intimations
  • Details for the forthcoming Services for Advent, Christmas and New Year are now available.

  • Over Advent, we are asked to imagine the Christmas journey through a series of Postcards. Thanks to Nancy Gilmartin for the idea and the material. Enjoy the journey! These will be posted on the website on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week.

  • Sunday 13th December will be our Gift Day Sunday. Please see the November Newsletter for details.

  • The latest CrossReach Newsletter has been published.

  • You can now send Send Christmas Greetings which will be displayed on our Christmas Greetings page as well as on the front of the website.

  • This Advent we would like to encourage you to support the Christian Aid Christmas Appeal. We all know that life has been far from normal, and sacrifices have been made, but add poverty and injustice to the mix, and life becomes really hard. In your giving, please be generous.

  • KART are running a Christmas Card Competition this year and would like to encourage children from Bennochy to enter if possible. They request one picture per child to be eligible for the prizes. The final date for entries is Friday 4th December.

  • We have a selection of Greeting Cards and Artwork available from local amateur artist Gabi Paterson who has previously exhibited at the Olive Branch Café.

  • We now have details on how to help this years Salvation Army Christmas Appeal with dates on when they are open for donations.

  • Worship services have restarted and are held every Sunday at 11am. For details on how to reserve a place please refer to the Worship Services page.

Advent Calendar

On The Church of Scotland Advent Calendar every day during Advent a new window will be available to open with a themed prayer, video, or story. Click the picture below and then choose the days from the CoS website.

Other News Items

Click to read this news Return to Church Assessment Tool for Individuals
Click for Government Webpage How to wear and make a cloth face covering
Click for Document Important letter to all members from George Drummond, Session Clerk, regarding Church finances during the lockdown
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Important Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 13th November

Advice to Stay Safe, follow the FACTS:
  • Face coverings in enclosed spaces
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean hands and surfaces regularly
  • Two metre distancing. Only nearer if wearing a face covering and distancing cannot be achieved
  • Self isolate and book a test if you have symptoms

New Restrictions from 13th November

Fife has now been placed in Level 3 with respect to the new 5 level (0 to 4) system introduced by the Scottish Government. Note that surrounding areas are either at the same or higher level so travel should be avoided.

Restrictions see cafes, pubs and restaurants allowed to open until 6pm to serve food and non-alcoholic drinks to groups of up to six from two households. Alcohol sales are not permitted indoors or outdoors. All leisure and entertainment venues are closed at this level, including cinemas. No non-essential travel is allowed out of a Level 3 area. Indoor exercise, which includes gyms, are restricted to individual and not group exercise.

Further details can be found via Level 3 Measures.

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.

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Latest News
Services for Advent, Christmas, and New Year Bennochy Church Christian Aid Christmas Appeal Christmas Card Competition

Services for Advent, Christmas and New Year

Details of services in December and early have been announced.

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November Newsletter

The November Newsletter is now available.

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Christian Aid Christmas Appeal

Read about the Christian Aid Christmas Appeal.

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Christmas Card Competition

KART are running a Christmas Card Competition for children aged 4 to 12 with exciting prizes.

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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
Crossreach Kirkcaldy Area Reachout Trust Fife Council Adult Support and Protection Committee Crossreach

CrossReach News

The CrossReach November Newsletter is now available.

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Pray for Schools Event

You are invited to an on-line prayer event in support of local schools.

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10 Ways to Pray for Schools Document

Adult Support and Protection Newsletter

The Fife Council Adult Support and Protection Committee Newsletter (Sep/Oct 2020) is now available.

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CrossReach Impact Report

CrossReach have produced an interactive Impact Report full of interesting stories on their work.

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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 ...