Nairn Old Parish Church welcomes everyone in the name of Jesus Christ, 

as we seek to share the love of God in the community we serve.

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Nairn Old Parish Church

Academy Street


IV12 4RN

Tel: 01667 452382




Rev. Alison C. Mehigan B.D , D.P.S

The New Manse

15 Chattan Gardens


IV12 4QP

Tel: 01667 453777


Session Clerk

Nan Burtwell

Garden House

5A Albert Street


IV12 4HP

Tel 01667 454042


Text for the week

"But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.

They will soar on wings like eagles;

they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Isaiah 40 v 31

Thank you for taking time to visit our website, we hope it will be of interest to you and that you will be encouraged to find out more about our church and its congregation. Nairn Old Parish Church has seating for approximately 1000 people on two levels and is accessible to wheelchair users and fitted with a loop system. Music is provided by the Organist and Choir who sing an introit and anthem most Sundays. The Sunday morning Service is traditional, led by the Minister with readers from the congregation and hymns from CH4. The membership role is about 500 with 120-150 people attending on a regular basis.You will be made very welcome if you visit us for morning worship and are invited to join us for tea or coffee after the service. There is a Creche in the Hall for under 5 yr olds to be cared for during the Service.


The Sanctuary is accessible to wheelchair users and has a loop system for the hard of hearing. 

The Hall is part of the church, situated behind the Sanctuary and includes the Vestry, kitchen and toilets.

The Boys Brigade Hut is situated in the church grounds.

Kirkside is adjacent to the church and houses the Church Office and Session House, as well as meeting rooms.

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Sunday morning  10.30am

Holy Communion in April and October

     10.30am & 2.30pm

Communion service after morning worship on occasions.

Special Services at Easter, Prizegiving, BB Promotion, Harvest and Remembrance Sunday.

Carol Singing and Watchnight Service at Christmas

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Sunday School

Boys Brigade


Friendship Group

Men's Fellowship


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1. Service of Worship next week - Sunday 17th November - 10.30am - Morning Worship - Profession of Faith.  
                                                                                                         Sunday School and Creche as usual.
                                Kirk session called to meet at 10.15 in Church Hall.
        6pm - Make a joyful sound - sing your favourite hymns

2. GUILD United Meeting -  Wed 13th Nov  2.30pm in Church Hall - Mr Lorimer Gray from Nethybridge, speaking on Guild
    Project, Malawi Fruits - All welcome 

3. Church Winter Magazine - all articles for the Magazine should be emailed to Yvonne Gunn 
    or handed into the office and marked for the Editor's attention by Friday 15th November latest.
4. We are looking to employ an Organist/Choirmaster  - for two or three weeks each month. 

6. Please feel free to make PRAYER REQUESTS at our Prayer Table in the transept. 
    Prayer meeting are on first Monday of the month, in the Transept, 8.30 - 9.30am 

7. Choir - Practice on Thursdays  at 7.30pm in the Hall. New members most welcome.

8.  Life and Work Magazine is ready for uplifting.

9.  Highland FOODBANK (Inverness and Nairn) - Donations welcomed. 500g/ 1kg bags of Rice, Oatcakes,
      Crackers, Cornflakes, Sugar, tins of ham, Shaving Foam and Razors.  Also carrier bags and 'bags for life'

10. Pennies for the Green Bucket Appeal - our Mission and Outreach Team is encouraging us to support Water Aid. Loose
      change can be placed in the bucket at the door.

11. Vestry Hour on Thursday 14th November - 6.30pm - 7.30pm

12. Boys Brigade meets weekly on a Friday in Church Hall and BB Hut. 
      Anchor Section - 6 - 7pm.  Junior section - 6.30pm - 7.45pm.   Company Section - 7.15pm

13. Defibrillator - can be found outside the Vestry in East Hall Vestibule

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Data Protection Act.


The Purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 is to ensure that any personal data an organisation holds about an individual is stored and used in an appropriate way. Nairn Old Parish Church (Charity Number SC000947) through Inverness Presbytery is registered with the Information Commissioner and strives to comply fully with  data protection law. The Information Commissioner's website provides in-depth informatiom regarding the requirements of the Data Protection Act:


Nairn Old Parish Church is committed to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personal data. We shall use the information you have provided us with for Church purposes and related matters and will only keep the data for as long as necessary/or you decree otherwise.


If you have any queries, please alert Mr John Mackie, Data Protection Co-ordinator, c/o Church Office, Kirkside, Manse Road, Nairn. IV12 4RN

Safeguarding Policy

Ensuring a Safe Church for All

The Church of Scotland has a deep concern for the wholeness and well-being of each individual. Through its congregations, working together with the Safeguarding Service and statutory agencies, the Church seeks to safeguard the welfare of all people who come into contact with the Church and its services.

The Gospel proclaims that it is the reponsibility of everyone within the fellowship of the Church to prevent harm, be it physical, sexual or emotional, and we will always seek to reduce risk.

The Church's commitment to safeguarding reminds us that God cares passionately about the welfare and well-being of all people.

Intimations - please give written notice by 12 noon Wednesday to:

Rev. Alison Email -