Jesus said: Love one another, just as I love you.


Welcome to Ness Bank Parish Church, a Church of Scotland congregation.

We are a Presbyterian church and part of the Reformed tradition.

Ness Bank Church’s vision is to be a church without walls reaching out in faith to our parish and beyond with the light, the love, the hope and the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ. 


We serve Christ in many different ways at Ness Bank Church, but at the heart of all that we do week by week is our faith in Jesus Christ and central to that is our Sunday morning worship – come and see for yourself, you are assured of a warm welcome and you may just find it transforms your life.

Rev. Fiona E Smith


Follow this link to read Fiona’s Pastoral Letters to the Congregation

Sunday Worship is streamed live from the Sanctuary in our Church to the website at 11am each Sunday.

Covid Guidance

As you are aware, we are still in a pandemic.  However, due to Covid guidance changes and the good practices already in place in Ness Bank, we are lifting the distancing rule, although it is still advisable to keep a reasonable distance from people of other households.  Face coverings and ‘Track & Trace’ are still mandatory. However, booking into the services is no longer required.

I do wholly understand folk's concerns about returning to worship but we have excellent processes in place and there is something so precious and uplifting by being back in person to worship.

Car Parking on Sunday

It has been confirmed by Highland Council that the start of work on the main contract for the reconstruction of  Inverness Castle will now be delayed until the end of January 2022 so if you are a user of the Castle Car Park on a Sunday morning you can continue parking there for the next three months.  

As a general reminder it is permissible to park on the single yellow line on the river side of Ness Bank opposite the Three Graces.  Parking in a permit bay on Ness Bank and the normal chargeable parking bays on Ness Bank are completely free on a Sunday. The parking bays in Bellfield Park are also free on a Sunday. Holders of a Blue Badge can park on a single or double yellow line except where the double yellow lines have loading restrictions.  There is ample space for Blue

Badge holders in Haugh Road not too far from the church if space is limited.


Our Church building remains open to provide the essential services of IF as well as funerals and weddings.

Recordings of the services  will be uploaded to the website each week.

Orders of Service can be found here



Join Fiona on Zoom on alternate Mondays, from 7-8pm for the online sermon reflection and open discussion session.

We will consider two previous Sundays’ services. Bring your questions, bring your thoughts, so that together we can dig deeper into scripture and our faith. To catch up on the services please go to Recordings of Online Services.

Zoom “Coffee and Chat” Meetings

Do join our church family for our fortnightly Zoom ‘Coffee and Chat’ mornings, on Wednesdays at 10.30am. 

Inverness Presbytery Prayer News

The Annual Service of Remembering will be held on Sunday 28 November at 3.00pm. It will be streamed live on the website and a recording of the service will be available to view later that day.


Our Café is open again for vegetarian meals, tea, coffee and a warm welcome.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1.00pm - 3.30pm

Saturdays: 1.00pm – 3.00 pm

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We also have a NEW telephone helpline!

Are you experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID Pandemic? Maybe we can help with food. Call us and see if you are eligible. The phone line is open from 9.00am - 5.00pm on Tuesday to Friday and from10.00am - 1.00pm on Saturday.

Helpline Number: 07552303056

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