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NESS BANK CHURCH
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
Fiona’s Pastoral Letters to the Congregation
4 June 2021: read Fiona's latest message here
Sunday Worship is streamed live from the Sanctuary in our Church to the website at 11am each Sunday.
The Government's Covid regulations have now changed and we are allowed to have as many people in worship as our building can take socially distanced. Our capacity is therefore now 100. I do wholly understand folk's concerns about returning to worship but we have excellent processes in place and although we still cannot sing there is something so precious and uplifting by being back in person to worship. To book your place please telephone or e-mail the church office.
Car Parking on Sunday
It has been confirmed by Highland Council that the main contract for the reconstruction of Inverness Castle will not start until November of this year so if you are a user of the Castle Car Park on a Sunday morning you can continue parking there for the next six 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
WHAT'S COMING UP
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
Recordings of Ness Bank Church Virtual Choir from Christmas 2020 and Easter 2021 are now available by following this link
General Assembly 2021
Life and Work has released a FREE four-page summary of the main decisions, debates and speeches from last week's General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
It is available HERE to view on the Life and Work website or full link General Assembly 2021: Special Supplement - Life and Work. Please feel free to share.
You can read the magazine's full coverage of the General Assembly in the July issue of Life and Work, available from the 18 June. If you do not receive a copy of Life and Work each month, you can purchase a single print or digital copy via the website lifeandwork.org/subscribe.
Providing takeaway meals at Ness Bank at the following times:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays: 1.30pm – 2.30 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 between 10-12 and 2-4 Monday to Friday.
Helpline Number: 07552303056