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Supporting You At Home

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 From the Manse From the Manse
Monday 19th October
Click for Sunday Reflections Sunday Reflections
Monday 19th October
Click for Midweek Thought for the Day Midweek Thought for the Day
Monday 19th October
Click for Messages from the Moderator of Kirkcaldy Presbytery Messages from the Moderator of Kirkcaldy Presbytery
Monday 19th October
Click for Radio, TV, Apps and Music Services Radio, TV, Apps and Music Services
Monday 19th October
Click for Prayers of Hope Moderator of the General Assembly (Prayers of Hope)
Saturday 17th October
Click for the Quiz Bennochy Quiz
Saturday 26th September
Click for Current Status Current Services Status (inc. Funerals, Volunteering)
Monday 7th September

Special Intimations
  • We are sad to announce the death of Mrs Doreen Taylor, 8 Denend Crescent, Kirkcaldy. Doreen died on the 8th October 2020. Her funeral service takes place at Kirkcaldy crematorium, on Monday 2nd November at 2.15 pm Please remember her sons, Alan, and Stuart, and all the members of Doreen’s family, at this time of sad loss. Because of the current strict guidelines on funeral attendees due to the Covid19 pandemic this will be a small private funeral, limited to only 20 family members and close friends.

    The family have arranged for a live webcast of the funeral to allow all those friends and relatives of Doreen to be there in a virtual sense. Visit our Funeral Services page for details.

    Flowers can be sent to the funeral director:
    Crosbie Matthew Funeral Directors
    199 Nicol Street
    Kirkcaldy KY1 1PF

  • On Sunday 11th October, I encouraged the people of Bennochy church to get involved in two things. Both of which we have normally done on a Sunday morning, to celebrate Harvest. Covid-19 has meant doing things differently.

    The first is to donate Food to Kirkcaldy Foodbank: please look out for their donation points. You can find them listed on the Foodbank website. Go to the home page, and on the left, click ‘donation points’.

    The second is to support the work of Jenny Featherstone in Zambia, which we have done for many years. Please re-watch her video, which is part of the recording for Sunday 11th October. Jenny tells us, how any donations will be used. You can donate to Jenny, via her donor bank account. The details are available on the Sunday Reflections page.

    Please support these Harvest appeals, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thank you, Robin

  • Louisa Turner, our Development Worker, has added some news:


  • 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.

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) - 9th October

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

The Scottish Government advises that the virus has been suppressed and there is now a continued focus on containing sporadic outbreaks.

New Restrictions from 9th October

  • Travel should be avoided within the following areas: Ayrshire & Arran; Forth Valley; Greater Glasgow & Clyde; Lanarkshire; Lothian
  • Shops across Scotland are asked to return to two metres physical distancing and reintroduce the mitigations they put in place earlier in the pandemic, including one-way systems

New Restrictions from 23rd September

Inside people’s homes

  • Do not meet people from any other households in your home or another person’s home socially, unless they are in your extended household
  • These rules also apply to children
  • Children whose parents do not live in the same household can move between homes, as can non-cohabiting couples
  • Very limited exemptions apply for childcare, and for tradespeople

Private gardens or public outdoors spaces

  • A maximum of six people from two households can meet in outdoor spaces
  • You should limit as far as possible the total number of households you meet in a day
  • Under-12s do not count towards the maximum number of households or number of people who can meet outdoors. Under-12s do not have to physically distance
  • A maximum of six 12 to 17 year olds can meet in outdoor spaces, with no household limit. Physical distancing is still required

Indoors in public spaces

  • A maximum of six people from two households can meet in public indoor spaces such as cafes, pubs and restaurants
  • Children under 12 from those two households do not count towards the limits

Hospitality

  • Pubs, restaurants and all hospitality settings will be required to close at 10pm (from 25th Sept)
  • Table service will continue to be required in all hospitality premises

Car sharing

  • You should only car share with members of your own, or extended, household, and follow guidance when there is no alternative

Working

  • You must continue to work from home where practicable

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
Fife Interfaith STAND (Striving Towards A New Day) Postbox Church News

On-line Security Presentation

You are invited to view a live presentation on On-Line Security.

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Living Well with Dementia

Read about a new Fife group named Striving Towards A New Day.

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Intergenerational Pen Pals

Recruits sought for new project between our Bennochy community and Dunnikier Primary School.

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September News Sheet

Details on when and how the Church will reopen for services.

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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 Crossreach Kirkcaldy Area Reachout Trust Crossreach

CrossReach Impact Report

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

Read report ...

CrossReach News

The CrossReach September Newsletter is now available.

Read newsletter ...

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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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 ...