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

"And let us consider how we may spur one anotheron toward love and good deeds.

Let us not give up meeting together ....., but let us encourage one another ...

and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Hebrews 10 v 24-25

Thought for the week

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget

that the highest appreciation is not just to utter words

but to live by them."

John F Kennedy

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.

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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.  SERVICES OF WORSHIP NEXT WEEK   Sunday 19th January - 10.30am. Morning Worship. Sunday School and Creche

2.  CARE HOME SERVICES - Thursday 16th January. Hebron at 2pm, Bruach at 3pm

3.  PRAYER MEETING -  Please feel free to make Prayer requests at our Prayer Table in the transept. 
     Prayer meetings -  in the Transept at 8.30am, on the first MONDAY of each month.

4.  KIRK SESSION is duly called to meet on Wednesday 15th January at 7.30pm in the Church.

5.  FAITHFUL WITNESS - Rev Wiekus Wvan Straaten, Candidate Minister on placement with Rev T Bryson, St Ninians Nairn is
     running a Course on Practical skills on how to deepen your personal faith and how to be a faithful witness. Commencing 28th
     January, every Tuesday for 12 weeks at 7pm in St Ninians Church Hall. Posters and signing up forms are available or call Rev
     Wiekus 01667452854 before 19th January. 

6.   THE CHOIR - Thursday 9th January  at 7.30pm in Church Hall.

7.  BOYS BRIGADE Meetings resume on Friday 10th January in Hall and Hut.  
     Anchor Section - 6-7pm, Junior Section - 6.30 - 7.45, 
     Company Section - 7.15pm. Other details on BB page.

8.  We would like to employ an ORGANIST / CHOIRMASTER - for 2 weeks each month. Choir rehearses mid August - mid May.

9.  VESTRY HOUR  resumes  on 23rd Jan 2020.

10.  PENNIES FOR GREEN BUCKET APPEAL - Our mission and Outreach Team is encouraging us to support WATER AID. 
       All loose change welcome!

11.  INTIMATIONS - Please give written notice by 12 noon Wednesday to Rev Alison  -

12.  Are you going into hospital?  Please note that patients have to specifically ask for a visit - please notify the hospital when you
      are admitted. If you want to notify the Minister of a pastoral situation please do so in writing by completing a 
      PASTORAL REQUEST FORM and hand it to the Minister.

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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 -