About Merkinch

Merkinch is one of the oldest parts of Inverness and has been the home of many families for generations. Despite the strong sense of community, this area is now classified by the government as the 8th most deprived area in Scotland. This scheme has no gospel church, and many are perishing without hearing the good news of Jesus. The needs are complex, and we believe the gospel is “the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes”(Rom 1:12). So, we want to be a local church bringing the hope of Jesus to our scheme. 

Hope for Merkinch

Merkinch Free Church is a church plant located right in the middle of the scheme of Merkinch,

This church plant started in 2018 when 20schemes and the Free North Church in Inverness partnered together with Chris Davidson to start this work. They are now looking, by God’s grace, to launch as a church on the 6th of February, 2023.

Current needs for prayer:

  • That the Lord would establish Merkinch Free Church and enable us to Launch.
  • Pray that people who have been exposed to the gospel would respond in repentance and fruit.
  • Pray that all we do is held up by prayer and support by our members and our partners.

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Merkinch desperately needs mature Christians to come and make Jesus known. Whether short or long-term, is God calling you to serve Him in the schemes of Scotland?