Smithton church NEWS

We'll keep a small update on the latest news and events from Smithton here, but you should find a comprehensive breakdown of all of the events in and around Smithton Church in the calendar here




Recently in our community groups we’ve been looking at prayer. Most of us recognise the importance of prayer but many of us admit that we find it a challenge.

Following on from these discussions, we are introducing a couple of initiatives to encourage more prayer in the congregation. There are two new opportunities for praying together:

- Sunday evenings at 5.30 pm in the big hall – this is open to everyone.
- Alternate Monday mornings at 9.30 am (before the ladies’ Bible study) in the auditorium – this is a chance for the ladies to meet on their own.

Please do join us at one of these meetings and/or at our midweek prayer meeting. This is held on alternate Wednesdays at 7.30 pm in the café lounge. Our next midweek meeting is on Wednesday 15th March.

We have also reformatted our weekly prayer notes to help you to pray on your own throughout the week. Suggestions for prayer are provided for each day. The prayer notes are published each Wednesday but you can pick up a copy on a Sunday or download a copy here, if you are logged in to the website.


The Great Smore's bake off


All across Inverness, ovens are on a preheat - ready for tomorrow's Great S'mores Bake Off!

Taking place in the Games Hall at Smithton, the S’mores Girls will be serving tea, coffee and lots of delicious S’mores-themed baking goodies.

It's a great opportunity to take a break on a Saturday morning, so please join us if you can and enjoy a Saturday morning treat!

Saturday 04th March from 10.30am - 12.30pm. 


Truth? In A Confused World


We’re looking forward to having Sam Allberry and Logan Gates from Ravi Zacharias International Ministries with us this coming Wednesday night (01st March) at Smithton Church.

RZIM is a Christian organisation that uses public events to present the Gospel of Jesus in the context of local culture.

On Wednesday Logan will be giving a short presentation on ‘Why trust the Bible’ and Sam will be speaking on a ‘Biblical perspective of transgender issues’.

In addition to being joined by members of churches throughout Inverness, this event is open to anyone, whether you are a regular attendee at church, or if you have never been before.

The meeting will take place in the sanctuary of the church, and starts at 7.30pm.

For more information on RZIM, you can check out their website here


wfm meets on Thursday 23rd fEB


Smithton Church WFM (Women for Mission) meets tomorrow night in the church at 7.30pm.

Anne Angus and Isobel Seaton will be sharing some stories of their trip into Uganda to visit the work of Wakisa Ministries and Dwelling Places - ladies of any age are welcome to come along. 

* This meeting was advertised in last week's church bulletin as being on the 23rd March, but that was a mistake from the church office. Most of the admin team have been down with a virus for the last week or so, so we're a little woozy with numbers at the moment, sorry!


Rev Ian Hamilton welcomed to Smithton as Associate Minister 

Hamilton Ian

Rev Ian Hamilton is joining Smithton as Associate Minister on a rolling six-month agreement. Among other duties, Ian will help with the preaching schedule and assist in a leadership training programme. He will be welcomed officially to the congregation at this Sunday morning’s service.

Ian was most recently the minister of Cambridge Presbyterian Church, as well as being a regular conference speaker and contributing editor to Banner of Truth Trust. Ian also teaches theology to students at Edinburgh Theological Seminary and at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, South Carolina.

Ian has been worshipping in the congregation for the last few months with his wife Joan. We look forward to getting to know them both better over the coming months.