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


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Kenya mission trip 

In November, Alasdair Macleod and a few others travelled to Kenya, to the Cheptebo Centre in the southern Kerio Valley. Alasdair preached at the Sunday service and spoke at a pastors’ conference, where he delivered ten hours of lectures on the book of Esther. Others in the team engaged in practical tasks and video ministry.

The Cheptebo Centre is a ministry of Africa Inland Church, Kenya. Its vision is to be a Christian centre of excellence that contributes to the community’s spiritual and physical development.   


soup and pudding fundraiser 


On Sunday 5 November we’ll be having a Soup and Pudding Fundraiser after the morning service. This is being organised by our Women for Mission group to raise funds for this year’s WfM projects.

We never heard of anyone going hungry at a WfM event, so come and join us for some good food in great company.


reformation reminders


500 years ago the movement known as the Reformation began. What was it all about? Does it have any relevance for our lives?

On Sunday 29 October at 4.30pm Ian Hamilton will deliver the first in a series of five talks about the great Reformation principles which still have an impact today. Talks will be held in the Café/Lounge and are open to all.

If you know nothing about the Reformation but want to learn, or know the basics but want a bit more, or even if you just want a reminder about the Reformation's significance, then these talks are for you. 


Induction of rev innes macsween


The induction of Rev Innes Macsween to the charge of Assistant Minister of Smithton Church will take place on Saturday 21st October at 2pm.

Innes has recently completed his ministerial training at Edinburgh Theological Seminary and was given a call to become the Assistant Minister at Smithton Church last month.

All are welcome to join with us as we celebrate the beginning of another new and exciting chapter in the life of the congregation.


new staff opportunities at smithton church


Smithton Church is a large evangelical church based in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands.

As a growing church, we are now looking to appoint two new members of staff to assist with the pastoral workload of the church.

We wish to appoint a Children’s and School Co-ordinator to lead our childrens ministry, in addition to a Bereavement Support Co-ordinator to lead a ministry providing support to those suffering from bereavement.

The Children’s and Schools Co’ordinator post is a full time role, with the Bereavement Support role being a part time post.

The successful applicants will be working under the oversight of the Kirk Session of the congregation, and in partnership with the staff team at Smithton.

There is an Occupational Requirement under the Equality Act 2010 for the post holder to demonstrate a firm Christian commitment.  As such, the successful candidate will be sympathetic to the values, aims and ethos of the Free Church of Scotland.
Children’s & Schools Co-ordinator (F/T)

  • Leading our children’s ministry which includes regular/occasional activities.
  • Engage with children who have little or no church background.
  • Liaise with our local primary schools and parents/carers to provide a coordinated pattern of children’s ministry and care. 

Bereavement Support Co-ordinator (P/T)

  • Be involved in the leadership and co-ordination of bereavement support within our church and community.
  • Engage with people who have little or no church connection.
  • Work responsively and creatively with families in bereavement. 

For more information on either post, please contact Charles Anderson on 01463 793191 or send an e-mail to the church office. Closing date for applications is 23 October 2017.