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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.

After 12 years of dedicated service to Ness Bank Church and the wider community, our minister, the Rev. Fiona Smith, conducted her last service on Sunday 17 April, Easter Sunday 2022, before leaving to take up the post of Principal Clerk to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Due to Fiona’s leadership, hard work and vision during her tenure, Ness Bank Church is in an excellent position to face the upcoming challenges which will have an impact on the whole Church of Scotland in the next few years, and we give grateful thanks for that.

The prayers and thoughts of the Kirk Session and the Ness Bank Church family are with Fiona and her family as she embarks on the next stage of her faith journey.

Interim Moderator – Rev Ian Manson B.A., B.D.
Locum Minister – Rev Penelope Smirthwaite



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

Covid Guidance

Following the recent relaxation of Covid restrictions, the Church of Scotland recommends that masks should still be worn when singing or moving about in the building, but they will not be necessary when seated.  Obviously some people may choose to wear masks at all times.

We 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 a Sunday Morning.

With the loss of use of the Castle Car park on a Sunday morning the Pay and Display Bays in Ness Bank and at Bellfield are free to use. Additionally on Ness Bank, Permit Bays don’t operate on a Sunday so can be used for parking. Also the stretch of single Yellow line opposite the garden with the Three Graces can be used for parking, as can the piece of single yellow line further along Ness Bank.

A Blue badge allows on-street, free parking without time restriction in Pay & Display bays, on single and double yellow lines without loading restrictions as long as you are parked safely and your badge is valid. Some on-street disabled bays are time limited so please check the signage. Parking in any location subject to loading use or restrictions is not allowed and could subject you to a fine. The edge of the pavement is suitably marked if this is the case but does not apply on Ness Bank. 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 for funerals and weddings.

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






Orders of Service can be found here


Inverness Presbytery Prayer News

A Photographic Exhibition in aid of Christian Aid will be held in Ness Bank Church during Christian Aid week, from 11am-3pm on Sunday 15-Saturday 21 May, and from 6-8pm on Wednesday 18 May.

Link to audio only recording of the

Funeral Service for Patricia Bruce 3 May 2022


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


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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