We bid you a warm Christian welcome to the website of The Church of Scotland Parish of Fortrose & Rosemarkie. Please see our ‘Ministry’ page for a welcoming message.
Sunday morning services are held throughout the year at 11.30 am in Rosemarkie Church, with the exception of the first Sunday of each month when the service is held in Fortrose Town Hall.(see our ‘Worship‘ page).
The Parish of the adjacent seaside villages of Fortrose & Rosemarkie, on the south-facing coast of The Black Isle located about 13 miles from Inverness and from Dingwall, now only has the Rosemarkie Church as the Church in Fortrose closed for worship in 2014.
At present the charge is vacant, but we have a locum minister, Rev James Munro, whose contact details are contained in the 'Ministry' and 'Contacts' sections. Rev Dr Warren R Beattie was elected to be our new minister on 14 October, and we look forward to welcoming him to the Church on the occasion of his induction at 2pm on Saturday 23 February in Rosemarkie Church .
The congregations of Fortrose and Rosemarkie were united in 1967, with worship continuing in the churches of both villages until 2014. There are nearly 100 communicants and adherents. We have a typical rural parish mix of middle-aged and older folk, many of whom are active in the Church, with a few young families with children.
We welcome to our services individuals of all denominations and ages - including tourists and other visitors.
Rosemarkie Church is located off the High Street at Church Place. (see our ‘ Contacts & Map‘ page for directions). The Church is accessible to the disabled and is equipped with an induction loop for the hard-of-hearing. Car-parking is available at the adjacent public car park opposite 'The Plough' inn.
In Fortrose there are three Christian Churches, the Free Church of Scotland, St Andrew’s Scottish Episcopal Church and the Roman Catholic Church of St Peter & St Boniface.
Registered Charity Status
The Parish Church of Fortrose & Rosemarkie is a registered charity, number SC 004472