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

"Be sure of this - I am with you always,

even to the end of the age". 

Matthew 28 v 20

Thought for the week

"There is a time when we must firmly choose

the course which we will follow

or the endless drift of events

will make the decision for us."

Herbert V. Proncho

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 17th February  10.30am - Sunday School and Creche as usual.

       Please contact Mr John Craw DCS for urgent Pastoral Care, tel 01667 459905. All other church matters contact either the Church

       Secretary or Session Clerk.

       Sunday 24th February - Sacrament of Holy Communion.


   2.  Enquirer's Classes - for those considering making Profession of faith, a series of 4 classes will be held in the forthcoming weeks. 

       These classes are for peope who are now ready to think about making a deeper committment to their Lord and wish to discuss the

       issues further. Please contact Rev Alison if you wish to attend - tel. 453777

   3.  The Guild - meet Wed 13th February at 2.30pm in Kirkside. "Craft Projects".

   4. Choir practice  on Thursday 14th February at 7.30pm in Hall. New members most welcome.


   5.  Nairn Old Knitting and Crochet Group meets on Monday 11th February at 1.30 - 3pm in Kirkside.

   6.  Church Spring Magazine - all articles for the Magazine should be emailed to the Editor, Mrs Yvonne Gunn,   or handed into the office and marked for the Editor's attention.


   7.  Boys Brigade Meets on Fridays 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

   8.  Next Vestry hour - Thursday 21st February,  6.30 - 7.30pm

   9.  Holiday Club Reunion  Saturday 23rd February, 10am - 12 noon at Nairn St Ninian's Parish Church.

   10. "Good as New Sale"  on Saturday 2nd March, save the date!. If you wish to contribute items of Clothing in as good as new,

         phone 01667 455194 

    11.  Highland Foodbank (Inverness and Nairn) - Donations of jars of coffee, packets of oatcakes, tins of corned beef, tins of ham,

       cartons of long-life juice. Also old or new 'bags for life'

       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.

    12. Presbytery Website -

        Church of Scotland Website -

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

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


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

        All loose change welcome!

    15. 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 -