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Fife InterFaith Group Meetings
16th October 2021
Fife InterFaith Group

The next meeting of the Fife InterFaith Group is a talk by Robert Williamson on Unificationism which will be held on Wednesday 20th October from 7pm - 9pm. This will be an online meeting and if people are interested to contact Louisa for the zoom details.

Fife Interfaith Group is affiliated to Interfaith Scotland. Annually Interfaith Scotland request all affiliated groups to host a one off event under the same title. This year as we welcome world leaders to Scotland for COP26, we have been invited to consider topics under the title of 'Together Our Planet'.

There will be a special online event on Wednesday 3rd November, from 7pm - 9pm, when people of Fife will hear from Cosy Kingdom on energy saving and subsequently how we can go some way as individuals to save our planet in our own homes; Touch Community Garden on how during the pandemic the idea came to two ladies out for a walk in Dunfermline and who now run events and have turned wasteland into a place for the community to come together; there will be another speaker and an interactive quiz to end the evening. Once again contact Louisa for the zoom details to join.


Coffee, Book and Chat
13th October 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book & Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 27th October starting at 10am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 828 8813 3072
Passcode: 770474


Coffee, Book and Chat
29th September 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book & Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 13th October starting at 10am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 837 7042 7018
Passcode: 149692


Activities Restarting
14th September 2021
Bennochy Church

A number of organisations and groups have recently restarted. These are:


Friday Night Gameshow
13th September 2021
Kirkcaldy Area Reachout Trust

KART have launched a new Friday Night Gameshow which will be held in Newcraigs Church on Friday 1st October from 7pm to 8.30pm. This is for all children in S1 to S6.

Visit the Booking Page for more details.


Women's Group
10th September 2021
Women's Group

The Women's Group will resume on Tuesday 5th October in the St Andrews Hall at 7.30 pm.

No syllabus has yet been confirmed, but as normal, a varied and enjoyable programme will be arranged. Due to covid restrictions members will be required to wear face coverings.

New members very welcome. Phone Irene Wood on 267995 for details.


Community Choir
8th September 2021
Community Choir

The Community Choir will resume rehearsals on Monday 13th September in the Church Sanctuary at 6.30pm.

Due to Covid restrictions members will be 1 metre apart and wear face masks while singing.

At the moment we are only able to welcome existing members of the choir, however anyone wishing further information can phone Alison on 07714329773.


Life and Work
6th September 2021
Life and Work

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Life and Work is the award winning magazine of the Church of Scotland. Find out what is happening in the life of the Kirk.

Our subscription service offers you the convenience of having Life and Work magazine delivered direct to your door or any digital device; you can also arrange a gift subscription.

Every month our 52-page full colour magazine is packed with features, news and opinion on Christian life within Scotland and further afield.

If you have never subscribed or your subscription has lapsed. How about subscribing today?

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Afghan Refugees Coming To Fife
6th September 2021
Fife Voluntary Action

Fife Voluntary Action is working with public sector partners in Fife, other third sector organisations and the people of Fife, to welcome and support Afghan refugees looking to settle here in Fife.

There are three things that the Churches can do:

We can raise awareness and contribute to the Fife Voluntary Action Afghani Refugees Crowdfunder Appeal.

The second is to donate goods.

The third is to donate our time. (Volunteer!) FVA is looking for people who can support donations and the collection of donations.

For full details please read the How churches in Fife Presbytery can help leaflet.


Scottish Country Dance Class
4th September 2021
Scottish Country Dancing

Our Scottish Country Dancing Classes will be starting soon.

After COVID abruptly closed us down 18 months ago we are happy to announce that we have been given the go ahead by the Scottish Government through Sports Scotland to resume dancing without masks - great news.

So, not having danced, or indeed met, for such a long time, we need to catch up not only with each other but also to work on our fitness.

So our first night, Tuesday 28 September at 6pm, will be a social evening - bring your own cup please.

We will get back to dancing on Tuesday 5 October at 6pm. After 18 months off our fitness levels, for dancing, are low. So we will need to build this up gently. We also need to keep safe so measures will be in place to make sure this happens. There will be plenty of sanitiser but do wear a mask to come into the hall even though we will be dancing without masks.

We would be delighted to welcome new members. Scottish Country Dancing is not ceilidh dancing but we do dance in sets (very social) and a lot of the figures are the same. Beginners are very welcome - all dances are taught and we are very good at helping each other.

So come along and have some FUN - we do have a laugh, especially when we deviate from the instructions (we never go wrong)!

Build up your FITNESS - both physically and mentally.

Make new FRIENDS - we do talk a lot and there is even a cup of tea.

First things first - where are the dancing shoes!


Zambia Appeal Update
27th August 2021
Zambia Appeal 21

We have an update from Jenny in Zambia:

Thank you to those that sent to my donor account very much for your gifts, amounting to £200! This will go a long way to help the Phiri family.

Just £27.00 a month helps with their basic needs, for food and shelter and you have also contributed to the school fees for Gift and Veronica this term (£29.00) This will help with their basic needs till February 2022 and probably pay January school fees for Gift and Veronica.

Other news is that Grace is keeping up selling charcoal for a living, but at Cadro we are trying our hand at making charcoal briquettes out of waste agricultural materials like maize stalks, of which there are plenty lying around. If we are successful and it looks like a viable enterprise, we may teach this to Grace too, so she can supplement her income in a more sustainable way.

Wishing you all a joyful harvest season on behalf of Grace, Brian, Christopher (Gift) Veronica and Prisca, and of course, from myself.

Every good wish.

You can also read more and donate to our Zambia 21 Appeal.


Bennochy Yard Sale
23rd August 2021
Bennochy Yard Sale

We are holding a Yard Sale in the Bennochy Church Car Park on Saturday 18th September from 10am – 1pm.

Come along and grab a bargain!

Household items, toys, bric a brac and lots lots more for low low prices at Bennochy Church’s Yard Sale.

Proceeds from the sale will go towards the Church Harvest Appeal supporting a family in crisis in Zambia. Thank you for your generosity.

Items for sale can be brought to Church on any Sunday or can be collected from your home. Please contact the Open Door team to arrange this uplift.

Update: The Yard Sale raised £683 for the family in Zambia.


Fife Interfaith Family Picnic
17th August 2021
Fife Interfaith

There will be a Fife Interfaith Family Picnic on Saturday 4th September, from 12 noon to 3pm, which is open to all. The picnic will be at the Peace Garden area in Beveridge Park.

People can bring their own picnic or purchase a pizza or icecream (a discount voucher given to those attending the picnic) from the street vans which will be present. Should the weather be inclement then the picnic with games, quizzes and local interest stalls will take place in the Abbotshall Church hall.

For more information, people please contact Louisa Turner, 01383 729526 directly.


Zambia Appeal 21
10th August 2021
Jenny Featherstone

Over the past few years, at Harvest, Bennochy has donated money to support the work of Jenny Featherstone in Choma, Zambia. I recently asked Jenny what project we might support in 2021. This is what she said,

In May I had a phone call from someone I vaguely knew in Kitwe called Precious Phiri. She was distraught and desperate because her son who was about 18, had just been killed in a road accident, she was widowed in 2009 and struggling to keep her 5 children and 3 dependants. She could not afford to pay for the coffin, so I helped her, and also a little something to start selling rice and beans in the market, as she was desperate to send 2 of her children to school. I heard from her again a couple of weeks later asking for about £3.00 for medicine for her next oldest son who was ill.

Two weeks ago, I got a call from Grace, her eldest daughter, saying mum had just died in hospital this morning, leaving the 7 kids all alone as their nearest relative, a sickly uncle, lives about 5 hours away in Solwezi. Grace was still in school (having missed a few years because the family couldn't pay her secondary school fees.) She would now be in charge of the family and take over from her mother. I sent something to pay for a simple funeral for Precious, and then decided to give K700 a month, £25 roughly, 450 of which would be for rent of 3 rooms.) I also gave another small amount to help her continue the business of street market selling, as clearly, they had no surplus after the funeral.

I wonder if the congregation would consider taking them on as a project?

We have decided to base our Zambia Appeal 21 around helping this family. Click on the picture below for full details on how you can help:

Click for Zambia Appeal 21 Details

KART Holiday Club Prayer List
26th July 2021

KART are hosting a series of one day holiday clubs with 5 locations starting on the 2nd August.

Holiday Club Prayer Points:

  • Pray for the children to come. Pray each day to be fully booked.
  • Pray for the team as we bond and work together to provide a positive holiday club experience for the children.
  • Pray that as leaders we can be a positive caring Christian community.
  • Pray for the safety and good health of the children attending and fellow leaders.
  • Pray for suitable weather.
  • Give thanks for this great opportunity to work with the children from the different Kirkcaldy areas. A lot of whom heard very little of the truth about Jesus. Pray that we can show him through our actions.
  • Give thanks for the leaders who are taking part during the club. It is brilliant that we have so many coming from different churches across the Kirkcaldy area.
  • Pray for Scripture Union Scotland as they continue to seek to serve and work with Churches across Scotland to engage with children and young people.

Items Needed for Holiday Club:

  • String (two reels)
  • Garden Canes (small canes for bunting)
  • Paper Cups (150 needed)
  • Skewers (100 needed)
  • A Gazebo (for outdoor use)
  • Big Plastic boxes (6 needed)
  • Sanitising Wipes ( 3 packs)
  • Cheap cooking oil (3 bottles)
  • Box of paper clips (1 box)
  • Blue food colouring (2 bottles)
  • Paper condiment containers (like McDonalds for ketchup) 250.

If you wish to donate items please contact Chris Beattie chrisb@kart.me.uk or on 07718050281.


Weeding Hour
25th July 2021
Bennochy Garden

The Church grounds are now needing some attention. If you are able to spend an hour or so helping to remove some weeds, please join our weeding session in the garden on Wednesday 4th August at 5.30pm followed by some tea. All are welcome.

Please bring along your own tools.


Salvation Army Funday
30th June 2021
Salvation Army

The Salvation Army are hosting a Joy Unlocked event on Saturday 31st July from 10am to 2pm. They will be officially showing off their new premises to the community with a funday in their car park.

The Salvation Army employ a professional employability specialist who is available for anyone in the community to draw upon, who may have found themselves or have relatives, who have had a change in their employment situation, due to the present economic climate; they can contact the person on the Employment Plus poster and receive free help.


Coffee, Book and Chat
30th June 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 14th July, at 10am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 873 9207 6487
Passcode: 765794


Kirkcaldy Jungle Adventure 2021
19th June 2021

KART are hosting a one day holiday club with 5 locations to choose from - where will your adventure take you?

Calling all P1-P7 children for a one day adventure!

Each location will have our Jungle Adventure on one of the days in the week running 10-12pm and 2-4pm. Please collect your child for lunch at home.

The same programme is running each day so please book for one day.

Please note: There are only 22 places for children on each of the days.

Locations:

  • Pathhead/Dysart Area, Monday 2nd August
  • Kirkcaldy and Dysart FC Training pitch, Tuesday 3rd August
  • Newcraigs Evangelical Church, Wednesday 4th August
  • Beveridge Park Area, Thursday 5th August
  • Kinghorn Parish Church, Friday 6th August

Further details via the Booking Form


KART Activity Day
5th June 2021
Kirkcaldy Area Reachout Trust

We have some exciting news. On the 12th July in Kirkcaldy, KART will be hosting an Activity Day for secondary aged young people (S1-S6).

Some instructors from SU Scotland will be coming to town to lead a day of archery tag. Throughout the day there will also be opportunities to explore some of the Bible together also with some team building challenges.

We have a video showing Archery Tag.

The location is sorted and we are ready to take bookings via SU Scotland Holidays.

Please promote to your young people. This will be a great day.

Event Type:Holidays Unleashed
Team Leader(s):Chris Beattie
Date:Monday 12th July 2021
Venue:Kirkcaldy
Age Range:S1 - S6
Price:£25 (Discount code which brings the cost to £10 for Kart young people is 10kart)
Catering Details:No catering - bring a packed lunch and drinks
Max number of spaces:20
Other Info:Venue is Torbain Church and Torbain Primary School

Please remember to use code: 10kart to cut the price from £25 to £10.

If you are interested in being part of the team on the day please send an email to chrisb@kart.me.uk so that I can add you. To be a team member you will need to complete the SU Scotland volunteer process. There is enough time for people to go through the process but you need to get in contact with me asap.


Coffee, Book and Chat
3rd June 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 30th June, at 10am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 818 5715 1119
Passcode: 344740


Clothes Bank
31st May 2021
Clothes 4 Kids

We have all had a very difficult year and a half, but for some people it has caused serious hardship.

Many people will be without a job for the first time in their lives and they will not know where to go for help or who to ask.

As a church we need to do something to try and support our community. It was suggested to the 4 town centre churches that they come together to do something to help.

We have decided to organise a clothes bank for children’s clothes. We are asking for clothes from birth to 16 years old which are still of good quality, it is not a jumble sale.

We ask that they are laundered and ready to be given out as we do not have laundry facilities. We are also asking the 4 congregations to think about buying a pack of pants or socks when they do their shopping as no-one wants second-hand underwear and let’s not forget the babies who will need nappies.

The “Clothes 4 Kids”, starting on the 2nd August, will be open on a Monday and Wednesday morning in the St Bryce Kirk building but is a 4 church initiative.

Please consider supporting your project to support your community either by handing in new underwear or with a donation so that we can buy things that are needed.

We would also like to invite people to come and help.

Clothes and donations can be handed into the St Bryce Kirk building Monday – Thursday between 9am – 2pm.

Thank you


Coffee, Book and Chat
12th May 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 2nd June, at 10am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 826 5332 2244
Passcode: 795123


Searchlight Monthly Zoom for Young People
4th May 2021
Kirkcaldy Area Reachout Trust

Following the success of the earlier 'Zoom into Easter' event, KART are running a monthly club called 'Searchlight'. All the usual fun, games and challenges as they open the Bible and discover more about who Jesus is.

Please click on the document link below for full details on how to join in!

Click for Searchlight document Click for Searchlight document

Coffee, Book and Chat
28th April 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 12th May, at 10.00am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 821 4452 2739
Passcode: 530085


Sunday School Restarting
25th April 2021
Bennochy Church

Sunday School will restart on Sunday 2nd May at 11am. Childen will be warmly welcomed at the kitchen door.

Please note that children will be in separate rooms and will not take part in the Sunday service at this time.


Christian Aid Donations
21st April 2021

As we will be unable to host our Christian Aid lunch this year or have Christian Aid envelopes at Church, this year you can still donate to Christian Aid via the new Bennochy Church 'E envelope'. I have set a target to raise £500. I am sure we can beat that!

Robin has set up a donation page which you can visit by clicking the image below:

Click to donate to Christian Aid

Update: Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Christian Aid "e envelope". The target set was £500 but Bennochy has raised £753.75 (including Gift Aid). Thank you for your generosity, and please remember, you can contribute to the work of Christian Aid any time, by visiting Christian Aid. The total raised in Scotland was £342,941.


Coffee, Book and Chat
14th April 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 28th April 2021, at 10.00am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 869 6837 2681
Passcode: 312075


Coffee, Book and Chat
1st April 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 14th April 2021, at 10.00am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 829 6175 3084
Passcode: 390064


Sunday Worship Services Restarting
29th March 2021
Bennochy Church

We have now received permission to reopen the Bennochy building, for worship only, from the Presbytery of Fife. So as from Easter Sunday, 4th April, we will be back to 'in person' worship at Bennochy, starting at 11am. There will still be restrictions in place:

  • Hand sanitiser on entry
  • Social distancing - this means a maximum number of 50 people in the building. If you plan to attend, please email revrobinmcalpine@gmail.com to book your place.
  • Test and trace in operation
  • One way system around the building
  • Masks will be compulsory - except with medical exceptions
  • There will be no singing.
  • No tea / coffee

We will keep you up to date, as restrictions ease. Further details can be found on our Worship Services page.

For those unable to attend, the service will be streamed live - a first for Bennochy! Details will be available on the Bennochy Live! page.


Bruce Davies Concert - Songs From The Kitchen
29th March 2021
Bruce Davies

Bruce will be broadcasting some ‘Songs From The Kitchen’ as his Good Friday Special via Facebook.

It will be broadcast ‘live’ at 8.00 pm (UK) on his personal Facebook page and anyone on or off Facebook should be able to access it. The event link is - Facebook Link.


Lent Studies Week Six
24th March 2021
Lent Studies

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, and over the next six weeks, the Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches are planning to offer a Lent study course, based on material from the Church of England, entitled, #Livelent21, God’s story, our story.

For further details, please earlier news story below.

Here is the link for Lent studies week six (Wednesday 24th March):

Click for Video Lent Study Week Six Video

Coffee, Book and Chat
22nd March 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 31st March 2021, at 10.00am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 819 1608 5290 Passcode: 738322


Lent Studies Week Five
17th March 2021
Lent Studies

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, and over the next six weeks, the Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches are planning to offer a Lent study course, based on material from the Church of England, entitled, #Livelent21, God’s story, our story.

For further details, please earlier news story below.

Here is the link for Lent studies week five (Wednesday 17th March):

Click for Video Lent Study Week Five Video

Coffee, Book and Chat
6th March 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 17th March 2021, at 10.00am - Just bring your own coffee and chat! Please note the earlier starting time.

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.


Lent Studies Week Three
1st March 2021
Lent Studies

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, and over the next six weeks, the Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches are planning to offer a Lent study course, based on material from the Church of England, entitled, #Livelent21, God’s story, our story.

For further details, please earlier news story below.

Here is the link for Lent studies week three (Wednesday 3rd March):

Click for Video Lent Study Week Three Video

The Well Near Me
24th February 2021
The Well

Do you have concerns about your or a family members health & wellbeing?

The Well can provide information, guidance, support to anyone over 16+ in regard to their health and wellbeing. The staff can provide the needed information to empower people and help them find the tools to resolve their problems. We can provide information on topics such as social care, care at home, housing issues, bereavement, carer support, benefits and many more.

The Well is operating every:

  • Monday 1pm - 3pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 12noon
  • Wednesday 10am - 12noon
  • Thursday 10am - 12noon and 1pm - 3pm
Click for Document The Well Near Me Leaflet
Click for Website The Well Website

Walk Through the Bible
24th February 2021
KART

KART are having a taster session for the 'Walk through the Bible'. Mainly to help people see what we are doing, and getting volunteers on board.

This is a ministry that I am keen on expanding, giving more opportunities to schools across not only Kirkcaldy, but the whole of Fife.

The event itself is on Tuesday 16th March, 7.30-8.30pm and I would appreciate if you could promote it to your congregation.

Click the link below for a short video:

Click for Video Walk through the Bible Video

Lent Studies Week Two
24th February 2021
Lent Studies

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, and over the next six weeks, the Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches are planning to offer a Lent study course, based on material from the Church of England, entitled, #Livelent21, God’s story, our story.

For further details, please earlier news story below.

Here is the link for Lent studies week two (Wednesday 24th February):

Click for Video Lent Study Week Two Video

Coffee, Book and Chat
18th February 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 3rd March 2021, at 10.30am - Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 842 5181 3548


Lent Studies Week One
16th February 2021
Lent Studies

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, and over the next six weeks, the Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches are planning to offer a Lent study course, based on material from the Church of England, entitled, #Livelent21, God’s story, our story.

For further details, please earlier news story below.

Here is the link for Lent studies week one (Wednesday 17th February):

Click for Video Lent Study Week One Video

Lent to Easter 2021
11th February 2021
Lent to Easter 2021

Lent

The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, the 17th of February, and over the next 6 weeks, the Kirkcaldy Town Centre Churches are planning to offer a Lent study course, based on material from the Church of England, entitled, #Livelent21, God’s story, our story. For further details, please see:


Click for Website Lent Study Course Material

Each Wednesday, beginning on the 17th of February, there will be a short online reflection, on the theme of the week, followed by a weekly Zoom discussion group, each Thursday from 11-12 noon. The reflections will be posted on the Bennochy website. Zoom links for discussion group, to follow.

The Church of England has also created an ‘app’, to offer study materials for each day of Lent. This can download on a mobile device and can be found at:

Click for App Lent Smartphone App

Christian Aid Bible Readings

Christian aid offer a Bible reflection, action and prayer for every day of the year. The Bible passages come from the New Revised Standard Version which we use in many of our worship materials. We hope these reflections will inspire you to pray for an end to poverty.

It provides daily prayer from Christian Aid that people might wish to use for Lent.

Click for Readings Christian Aid Bible Readings

Holy week

For each day of Holy week, from 29th March, there will be online worship as follows.

  • 29th March: St Bryce Kirk
  • 30th March: Abbotshall
  • 31st March: Linktown and Auchtertool
  • 1st April: Kirkcaldy Congregational (Maundy Thursday)
  • 2nd April: Bennochy (Good Friday)

Easter Sunday

More details to follow, but an online joint service is being planned, with communion.

This pattern of worship may change, if lockdown restrictions are eased, and ‘in person’ worship is allowed. The Bennochy website will keep you updated of any changes.


Coffee, Book and Chat
8th February 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting the next Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 17th February 2021, at 10.30am.

Just bring your own coffee and chat!

On the day, use this link to connect to the Zoom Meeting: Zoom Link.

Meeting ID: 892 8120 1898


Presbytery of Fife Conference
2nd February 2021

The new Presbytery of Fife has its first meeting on Saturday, 6th of February. It takes place on Zoom, and the morning conference sessions are open to everyone.

There will also be a Messy Church session where you can join in from home. This starts at 11.15 am.

Please see the Messy Church Instructions including what to bring along to participate. There will be crafts, songs, story and activities and you are welcome to join in as much or as little as you want.


Coffee, Book and Chat
14th January 2021
Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom

Robin will be hosting a Coffee, Book and Chat via Zoom on Wednesday 3rd February 2021, at 10.30 am.

Here is his Invitation.

We are going to try something different for lockdown. A morning gathering with the title, Coffee, book & chat (in any order you like). As the invite says, you bring your own coffee and chat, and we can think about something to read together. I am thinking about something that helps us reflect on faith in daily life. How long will we meet, mayber about an hour, but let's wait and see.

If this is of interest to you, even if you can't make the first meeting, then please let me know.

You will need to bring your own coffee and chat!

We meet next Wednesday, the 3rd of February at 10.30 am. Please feel free to join us, and pass the invite on to anyone you think might be interested.


Scripture Union Easter Activity Camps
10th January 2021
Scripture Union Holidays

Scripture Union Scotland are running Activity day camps throughout the Easter holidays, the main ones for Fife will be held at Lendrick Muir (near Kinross).

If you know any young person that you think might be interested please let them know.

Also please do not let finance be an issue, if you have someone keen to go but the cost is too high, let Chris know and he will be able to get something sorted.

Chris can be contacted via Chris Beattie, KART Youth worker, 07746373860.

Booking can be made via the following links:


Sunday Worship Suspended
21st December 2020
Bennochy Church

On Saturday evening, Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, announced stricter Coronavirus restrictions, over the Christmas period, and from Boxing day, 26th December 2020.

With the whole of mainland Scotland moving into tier 4 restrictions, it means that our capacity on a Sunday morning is reduced from 46 to just 20. As this number includes the minister, organist, and welcome team, this leaves us with a very small capacity.

There is an option to try and organize a booking system, but that has its own problems, and with the Scottish Government saying we need to reduce face to face contact, we have no real option but to suspend ‘in person’ Sunday worship. I will again record Sunday Reflections, to go onto the Bennochy website.

Because of the tighter restrictions running through to 18th January 2021. Services will be suspended until at least the first Sunday in February. The Kirk Session will review the situation in the middle of January and decide accordingly.

I realise how disappointing this news is, especially those who have been attending these past few months. However, it is important that we play our part in minimizing contact with others, and so help to reduce the spread of the virus. As soon as it is safe to do so, ‘in person’ worship will recommence.

Please keep looking at the Bennochy web site for updates.

Further information can be found in Robin's Christmas Letter.


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