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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 the Quiz Bennochy Quiz
Thursday 24th September
Click for From the Manse From the Manse
Tuesday 22nd September
Click for Midweek Thought for the Day Midweek Thought for the Day
Monday 21st September
Click for Sunday Reflections Sunday Reflections
Monday 21st September
Click for Messages from the Moderator of Kirkcaldy Presbytery Messages from the Moderator of Kirkcaldy Presbytery
Sunday 20th September
Click for Radio, TV, Apps and Music Services Radio, TV, Apps and Music Services
Sunday 20th September
Click for Prayers of Hope Moderator of the General Assembly (Prayers of Hope)
Friday 18th September
Click for Current Status Current Services Status (inc. Funerals, Volunteering)
Monday 7th September

Special Intimations
  • I would like to thank everyone who was involved in helping to reopen our building for worship on 20th September. From filling in our 'Buildings checklist' and 'Risk Assessment' forms to gain Presbytery permission, to all the practical things that needed to be done in the building to make it Covid safe. There are too many people to mention individually, but from me, a big thank you to you all.

    We had 32 people in church last Sunday, and as our building, due to Covid restrictions, has an attendance limit of just 36, we had only 4 places left! Can I please ask, if you are planning to attend, and were not there on Sunday, can you please let me know. It would be good to have some idea of who will be there. We don't want to turn anyone away! Likewise if you were there, and don't plan to attend on the 27th, again, please send me an email or leave a message on the ansa phone. Thank you.

    We do at some stage hope to be able to 'live stream' the service on a Sunday morning for those unable to attend, but till then, a recording from my mobile phone will be uploaded to our Youtube channel, and placed on the Bennochy church website.

    That's all for now, with all God's blessing Robin

  • There will be no Christmas boxes to be filled this year for the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal due to current government restrictions. However, you can donate or purchase their Christmas Cards via the Blythswood website.

  • The September issue of the CrossReach Newsletter is now available.

  • Christian aid are currently running an appeal for Lebanon. To learn more and/or make a donation please visit Lebanon Crisis Appeal.

  • Jenny has sent us some September News from Zambia which includes news of £900 being collected throughout Kirkcaldy Presbytery for PPE supplies.

  • Now that we are open once more for Sunday 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.

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
Click to Subscribe Subscribe to receive emails with our latest news

Important Advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 22nd September

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 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.


Keep up to date with the latest news ...

Latest News
Church News Jenny Featherstone Church News Jenny Featherstone

September News Sheet

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

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September News from Zambia

Jenny has sent a new update from Zambia which includes news of our Presbytery appeal for PPE.

Read more ...

August News Sheet

A special news sheet has been delivered.

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Presbytery Appeal for PPE in Zambia

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

Read more ...

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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 Crossreach Kirkcaldy Street Pastors

CrossReach News

The CrossReach September Newsletter is now available.

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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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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 ...