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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Text for the week

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

This is how God showed his love among us:

he sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.

This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us.

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4 v 8-10b, v19

Thought for the week

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone,

the courage to make tough decisions,

and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.

They do not set out to be a leader,

but become one by the quality of their actions

and the integrity of their intent.

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

Ross Meek


Albert Street


Tel: 01667 459323


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. 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.   Sun 18th March. 10.30am. Lent 5.   Creche and Sunday School as usual.

  2.  Stated Annual Meeting of Nairn Old Parish Church.  Wed 14th March, 7.30pm in Church Hall.

  3.  The Guild. Wednesday 14th March, 2.30pm in Kirkside, an afternoon of music therapy with John McCruden. 

       Also Fairtrade bring and buy stall

  4.  Knitting and Crochet Group - Meets every Monday at 1.30 - 3pm in Kirkside. All welcome.

  5.  Boys Brigade - Meets weekly on Fridays in Church Hall and BB hut. 

               Anchor Section   6-7pm for Primary 2 and 3

               Junior Section    6.30-7.45pm for Primary 4 - 6

               Company Section  7.15pm for Primary 7 and upwards


  6. Choir practice  - Thurday 22nd February - 7.30pm in Church Hall.

  7. Vestry hour  - Thursday 15th March - 6.30pm - 7.30pm

  8. Summer Holiday Club - VOLUNTEER TEACHERS, HELPERS, etc. Meeting Mon 19th March, 7.30pm in Nairn St Ninians

  9. Highland Foodbank (Inverness and Nairn) - Donations for February/ March - Sugar, tins of Potatoes, tins of Corned Beef, 

      Cartons of Long Life Juice. Also old or new 'bags for life'

  10. Presbytery Website -

  11. HOLY WEEK 

        Palm Sunday   25th March, 10.30am  Nairn Old morning worship

        Reflect and Refresh    Mon - Fri, 26th - 30th March   10am 

        Maundy Thursday   29th March   7pm     Nairn Old Communion Service

        Good Friday   30th March   7pm     Service of reflective worship

        Easter Sunday  1st April    8.30am      Sunrise Easter Communion in Nairn Old Church garden followed by refreshments. Wear warm            clothes and bring along a daffodil. Communion by individual cup.

        Easter Sunday 10.30am.    All age Family Celebration


  12. We are looking to employ a CHURCH OFFICER for a maximum of 9 hours weekly, with working hours being flexible, as far as


      Job sharing would also be considered. If interested, or know of anyone who may be interested in taking up this position, please contact

      Willie Shaw (01667 453956) for further detail. See Job Description on Congregational Notes page

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

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



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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 -