New Deacon for St Serfs

From the Church of Scotland Website - 7th February 2017 - Full Article at

Pamela Scott

A former complementary therapist will soon be playing a major leadership role at a church where she once attended as a child.Pamela Scott, who specialised in massage, aromatherapy and reflexology, is being ordained as a Deacon at Lochgelly and Benarty St Serf’s Church in Fife later this month.The 48-year-old of Rosyth said she was very much looking forward to her new role which is often referred to as “hidden ministry”. Most Scots think only Ministers and Elders have leadership roles within the Kirk.Deacons are selected, trained and ordained according to the doctrine and discipline of the Church of Scotland.They tend to serve in areas of great need and scarce resources.It is said that they “grow where they are planted” and help equip people, through the Gospel, with the skills they need to build bridges between Church and communities.Deacons are free to preach and conduct worship as they desire or as is necessary, take funerals and are licensed to conduct weddings.Lochgelly and Benarty St Serf’s Church has been without a Minister and a Deacon for the last three years.Mrs Scott, who attended the church as a seven-year-old when she lived with her family in Ballingry for a year, said: “I felt that God wanted me to serve people in a different way and the way to do this was as a Deacon.“I personally see the role as someone who serves people, helping them to see the love of God whether this is in a practical way or through words that are spoken.“In a parish setting, the Deacon serves both the congregation and the community and sometimes challenges the congregation to become more involved in what is happening outside the church.”  

Lent Course 2017



 A Lent Course will be led by Pamela Scott.

The Course will be run in both places of worship and sign-up sheets are available in both Lochgelly and Benarty Churches.


Lochgelly - the first study session will be on

Monday 27th February at 2pm.

Benarty - the first study session will be on

Thursday 2nd March at 7pm.


You can mix and match venues and times to suit you. 

Weddings at St Serfs


Weddings at Benarty and Lochgelly St Serfs Church

If you want to have your wedding at either Benarty or Lochgelly St Serfs

please contact our wedding co-ordinator

using the contact form on the home page.

Send your full contact details and the wedding co-ordinator will be in touch to help to plan your special day.

For more information see our special occasions page.



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