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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.
Inverness Presbytery has appointed the Rev. Ian Manson, B.A., B.D. to be Interim Moderator at Ness Bank during the vacancy period, and along with Professor Bill McBryde, he will be leading Ness Bank Church until a new minister is appointed.
Interim Moderator – Rev Ian Manson B.A., B.D.
Associate Lay Preacher - Professor Bill McBryde
A huge thank to everyone for their support for the Fayre last weekend. The buzz and chatter in the halls was great. Think everyone had a great day. We raised over £2700! If anyone won a hamper and doesn’t want the basket, please just pop it back to the vestibule and we can use it next year. Keep a look out for the next newsletter for the date of next year’s Fayre
Highland Hospitals Carol Concert
The concert, in aid of ‘Young Lives vs Cancer’, will take place on Sunday 3 December at 3.00pm in the Drumossie Hotel. Tickets at £15 are available from the Visit Scotland iCentre, 36 High Street, Inverness
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 5 December at 7.30pm in the hall when there will be a musical evening with the ‘Friends in Harmony’ choir.
The Inverness Singers
The Inverness Singers’ Christmas concert is on Wednesday 6 December in Crown Church at 7.30pm with an eclectic selection of carols and contemporary Christmas music. A shorter version of the concert takes place on Sunday 10 December in the Nairn Community and Arts Centre, Main Street, Nairn at 3pm. Programmes for both concerts are available from Margaret Livingstone. As an alternative, e-bookings can be made for the Nairn concert using the link The Inverness Singers - Afternoon Concert Tickets, Sun 10 Dec 2023 at 15:00 | Eventbrite.
Moray Firth Guilds Together invite you to join them in a BIG SING on Friday 8 December at 2pm in Trinity Dalneigh Church.
Acclaim at Christmas
The Acclaim Choir will hold their Christmas concert on Saturday 9 December at 7.30pm in the Free North Church, Bank Street. Free admission with an opportunity to give to Adopt-A-Child. Tickets available from choir members or email email@example.com.
The Farming Community
The Farming Community Service will be held in the Dingwall Mart on Sunday 10 December at 2.45pm with the Highland Gospel Male Voice Choir and Gospel Preacher Sandy Shaw. Free Admission. Collection in aid of the Open Door Project. Refreshments to follow.
Girls’ Brigade Christmas Singalong
Riverside Girls’ Brigade (incl Ness Bank and Trinity GB) invite all family and friends to their Christmas Singalong on Monday 11 December at 18.45 at Trinity Church Halls. Please come along and join us to hear the story of the Nativity in alternative ways and sing some of our favourite Christmas carols plus our energetic 12 Days of Christmas.
Inverness Choral Society
Inverness Choral Society Carolthon will take place on Saturday 16 December in the Eastgate Centre from 11am-3pm. All proceeds shared between Crocus Highland (Supporting bereaved children in the Highlands) and the Choral Society.
Breast Cancer Research
Recycled Bras: A few years ago, you were invited to bring along bras you no longer use to be recycled for charity. Clover Jackman has offered to collect old bras again and take them to the Bra Box in Curves Gym for the charity ‘Against Breast Cancer’. They take bras in any condition, which, if unable to be used, are dismantled and parts used to repair other bras. There will be a box in the vestibule for four weeks from today until Sunday 3 December for your donations.
Huge thanks are expressed by the Foodbank to all who contributed to the Harvest Appeal. The kindness and generosity from so many churches was overwhelming. Instead of a list for November/December, a Reverse Advent Calendar has been launched. Copies of the calendar can be found in the vestibule and on the noticeboard. However teabags and instant coffee are also urgently required.
Inverness Foodstuff would be grateful for donations of presents for their Christmas party on 23 December. Please label any present (wrapped) with gender and age.
Baby & Toddler Group
The Group meets in the Main Hall every Wednesday during term time from 9.30-11.30am. All parents and carers with children under 5 are welcome. The cost is £2.00 per family.
For further information on the group, please contact Anne Sutherland tel 238238.
Our Café at Ness Bank Church is open for vegetarian meals, tea, coffee and a warm welcome.
From 7 November the winter opening hours will be: 10am to 3pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
A simple breakfast will be served between 10am and 11.30am, and lunch will be served from 1pm. Tea, coffee and juice will be available throughout the day.
If you are struggling financially to buy food and would like to talk to someone please call our telephone helpline which is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 1pm.
Helpline Number: 07552303056
Ness Bank Choir
Choir practices are held on Thursdays, at 7.30 in Room 1. New members in all parts will be very welcome. If you can read music, so much the better, but if you enjoy singing, come along anyway. Music, friendship and tea guaranteed.
Bridget Black 01463 230588