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

Great peace have they who love your law,

and nothing can make them stumble

(Psalm 119 v 165)

Thought for the week

"Count the garden by the flowers, never the leaves that fall.

Count your life with smiles and not the tears that roll."

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.  Services of Worship NEXT WEEK.   Sunday 16th December.   10.30am.  Advent 3.     Sunday School led Nativity Service

        Creche as usual. Christmas Gift envelopes will be received. Soup, chees and crackers lunch by SS to follow.


   2.  Choir practice  - Thursday 13th December at 7.30pm in Hall. New members most welcome.


   3.  Nairn Old Knitting and Crochet Group resumes on Monday 19th Jan at 1.30 - 3pm in Kirkside.


   4.  Boys Brigade Weekly meetings on Friday in the Church Hall and BB Hut,

        Anchor Boys 6-7pm in Hall, Junior Section 6.30-7.45pm in Hall, Company Section 7.15pm in BB Hut

   5.  Local Congregational Review (LCR) - As part of our preparations, we are asking everyone to complete an ANONYMOUS Survey and

        return it by the end of the year.

   6.  Church Winter Magazine - Is ready for distribution along with Parish Christmas Cards, Christmas Gift envelopes and WFO envelopes

   7.  Highland Hospice hold an annual service in Nairn St Ninian's to which all are invited and especially those who have experienced any

        loss of a loved one in recent times. The "Light up the Highlnds Carol Service will be held on Monday 3rd December at 7pm

   8.  The Guild next meet on Wednesday 12th December at 2.30pm in Kirkside. Christmas Theme with Alison Edgar.

   9.  Christmas Musical for all the family - The Wise Men -   will be held in Nairn St Ninian's on Monday 10th December at 6.30pm as

       part of our shared Youth programme. Entry is free.

  10. Next Vestry hour - resumes in January

  11. The Flower Diary is now being compiled for 2019. If you wish to continue to donate or wish to donate on a 'special' Sunday, please

        speak to June Mann who will be in the Hall after Sunday Services or contact 453655.

  12.  Highland Foodbank (Inverness and Nairn) - Donations of tinned tomatoes, corned beef; jars of instant coffee, cartons of long-

        life juice.  Also breakfast cereal, toothpaste and toothbrushes.  

       Emergency food packages provide enough food for three meals for 3 days to local people who would otherwise go hungry. Donations             can be left can be left in the church vestibule.  Thank you.

  13. Presbytery Website -

  14. We have a vacancy for an ORGANIST / CHOIRMASTER.

        Details about this post can be found on the Congregational Notes page


  15. Pennies for Green Bucket Appeal. Our Mission and Outreach Team is encouraging us to support Water Aid

        All loose change welcome!

  16. Intimations - please give written notice by 12 noon Wednesday to Rev. Alison -


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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 -