About Bellie and Speymouth Parish Church of Scotland
Bellie and Speymouth Parish Church of Scotland is a Church of Scotland congregation in the Presbytery of Moray. After a successful linkage lasting over fifty years, the congregations of Bellie and Speymouth were united in January 2015.
We believe we are a forward thinking congregation, with a vision for finding new and innovative ways to worship, serve and share the good news of Jesus Christ with our local communities and beyond. We have a mission statement about what we believe and we aim to follow the teaching of Jesus in our everyday lives. Our mission is underpinned by our strapline ‘Reaching Out - Welcoming In’ and this is at the heart of everything we do as a congregation. It is the focus of all our mission work locally, nationally and internationally.
Whether you live in the area, or are just visiting, we hope that you will come and join us in worship at Bellie and Speymouth. Our congregation has two places of worship: Bellie Church in Fochabers is located in the centre of the village and Speymouth Church is a short drive from the neighbouring village of Mosstodloch. You can always expect a warm welcome.
In 2009, the Bellie Reorder project, a two-phase programme of major internal renovations to the Bellie Church building was completed, resulting in removal of the downstairs pews and a 180 degree rotation of the sanctuary in an attempt to realise the full potential of the Bellie Church building and provide improved facilities and meeting space for all church-based organisations and for wider use by the local community. During 2016, further significant renovations were made to the Clock Tower and steeple as part of the Bellie Clock Tower and the congregation commenced Heritage Tours of the building.
You can use our website to find out more about our church buildings, details of our current projects as well as the key points in our history. Please however note that unfortunately we do not hold any historical parish records other than the current baptismal register so we are not in a position to assist with requests to track those with ancestoral roots in the parishes.
The Moray area is about half way between Aberdeen and Inverness. Click here for more details of where we are and how to find us. We look forward to welcoming you as part of our church family.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any more information.