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

Nairn  IV12 4RN

Tel: 01667 452382

Email: secretary.nairnold@btconnect.com

 

Minister

Rev. Alison C. Mehigan BD, DPS

The New Manse

15 Chattan Gardens

Nairn  IV12 4QP

Tel: 01667 453777

Email: AMehigan@churchofscotland.org.uk


Session Clerk

Nan Burtwell

Garden House

5A Albert Street

Nairn  IV12 4HP

Tel 01667 454042

Email:  nanburtwell@btinternet.com

Thought for the week


Jesus did not come to change the mind of God about humanity;

Jesus came to change the mind of humanity about God.


 

Our Church Building is NOW OPEN for Sunday Worship 

10.30am


Though we are open for Sunday morning worship we still must be mindful of the current COVID-19 restrictions …

SYMPTOMS - If you have any Covid-19 symptoms (persistent cough, high temperature, loss of taste or smell) or if you have recently been in contact with anyone who has had to isolate, then we ask you to stay at home in order to protect everyone else.

DISTANCING - At all times please maintain a safe distance from others not in your household – currently 2 metres.

FACE COVERINGS/MASKS - Unless you have medical exemption, we ask that you wear your face covering when you arrive and keep it on throughout the worship.

ARRIVAL - Everyone arriving at Church must enter by the main front door only.  Please note the church may be cooler than usual as doors will be left open throughout the service for ventilation.   Please also arrive with sufficient time to register and then be seated to allow for the usual 10.30am start to worship.

SANITISER - An automatic hand sanitiser dispenser will be at the front door and we request everyone use the hand sanitiser before entry and also at exit.

TEST & PROTECT - NHS Scotland Test & Protect system requires us to record your name and telephone number.  The details will be kept secure and then destroyed after 21 days.

ORDER OF SERVICE - Hymn Books and Bibles will remain out of circulation but an Order of Service will be available with intimations and worship details.  Please ensure you take these home and do not leave behind for someone else to collect.

OFFERING - A plate will be available as you enter the church vestibule for offerings as it is not possible to uplift during the worship.

ONE-WAY SYSTEM – a strict one way system will operate. Those seated on the ground level of the  sanctuary will exit by the appropriate north or south forward exit doors.  Those who access the gallery will note that there is one stairs for up and one for down.  Only those seated in the gallery will exit back through the main front door.  We request that only those with good mobility sit upstairs.

SEATING – Alternative pews have been restricted – your ‘usual’ pew may not be available.  Worshippers are able to sit with their households but should always be mindful of keeping their distance from others.  Once seated please do not move around the sanctuary.

WORSHIP – Congregational singing is not yet permitted, but saying the Lord’s Prayer, responses, and Amen is allowed.  We currently have no arrangements for Creche or Sunday School.

LEAVING – After worship everyone is asked to disperse quickly without gathering outside the building.  Sadly, for the moment, refreshments may not be served.



               Facilities

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 Church Hut is also situated in the church grounds.


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                Worship

Sunday morning  10.30am.

Holy Communion on last Sunday of February, April, August and October at 10.30am Additional 2pm Communions in April and October.

Occasional Sunday at Seven evening services as intimated.

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

Carol Singing and Watchnight Services at Christmas.

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Organisations

Sunday School including Creche

FAB Little Fishes

Guild

Women Friendship Group

Men's Fellowship

Boys Brigade

Choir


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Notices
   

1. Offerings

The Church is aware that closing down worship services will impact on our congregational income, and we want to encourage people to continue contributing financially as far as possible, and to encourage the increased use of standing orders as an expression of ongoing stewardship.  Please contact our Treasurer, Finance Team Leader or your Elder if you would like a Standing Order Form or our Bank Account details for Online Banking.


2.Service of Worship - Sunday 14th  November – NO Sunday School

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

The Churches of Nairn Old and Nairn St Ninian’s will again unite for worship on Remembrance Sunday.  Church service will begin at 9.30am to allow the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial to begin at 10.50am.  This year the service will be held in Nairn Old Parish ChurchRetiring Offering for Poppy Scotland Appeal.

   

  

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5. Please contact Rev Alison on 01667453777 to discus any pastoral matter. 

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 1200 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 has a traditional feel, led by our Minister with readers from the congregation and hymns mostly from CH4. The membership role is about 350 with 140-160 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.

 

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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: https://www.ico.org.uk/for-organisations/charity


 

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 our Data Protection Co-ordinator, c/o Kirk View Office,  Seabank 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 -  AMehigan@churchofscotland.org.uk