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



Text for the week


So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. 

I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Isaiah 41 v10



Prayer


"Dear God, please help me to confront all of my fears and see them for what they are. 

Help me to overcome them and be set free to become and do all that You planned for me to be and do. 

Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. 

In Jesus's name, Amen." 


While our church buildings are closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be doing our best to host a weekly ZOOM worship to enable you to safely worship at home.

This worship is open to all and we hope that sharing together will be a blessing to us all.

 

 

Holy Week Daily Reflections

LIVE WITH ZOOM

Monday 6th to Friday 10th April at 9.30am

led by

Rev Alison Mehigan and Alister Murray

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/9762065694

Meeting ID: 976 206 5694

PASSWORD 157455

 

Maundy Thursday Worship

LIVE WITH ZOOM

Thursday 9th April at 7pm

from Ness Bank Church, Inverness

led by

Rev Fiona Smith and Rev Penelope Smirthwaite

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/699932156

Meeting ID: 699 932 156

PASSWORD TBA

 

Good Friday Worship

LIVE WITH ZOOM

Friday 10th April at 2.30pm

from Ness Bank Church, Inverness

led by

Rev Fiona Smith and Rev Penelope Smirthwaite

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/699932156

Meeting ID: 699 932 156

PASSWORD TBA


Sunday Worship

LIVE WITH ZOOM

Sunday 12th April at 10.30am – Easter Sunday

led by

Rev Alison Mehigan and Alister Murray

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/9762065694

Meeting ID: 976 206 5694

 PASSWORD 157455

 





Zoom once installed is simple to use.

What Zoom does is create a ‘meeting’. 

 

First Step

 What device will you be using? 

By the far the easiest to set up is a tablet or Smartphone.

 

Tablet or Smartphone

 Download Zoom Cloud Meetings app.  

 Once you have downloaded the app, there is no need to open the app. A few of minutes before the service is due to start all you need to do in click on this link (in blue) below. 

https://zoom.us/j/9762065694

Follow the simple instructions adding your name; allow access to audio and video. 

You will arrive in a Waiting Room – please wait to be invited in!

 

Laptop

This in more complicated

Firstly you need to follow this link to join the ‘meeting’

https://zoom.us/j/9762065694

Then carefully follow the on screen instructions.

 

Dial in by Telephone

       +44 131 460 1196 United Kingdom

Meeting ID: 976 206 5694

 

Helpful Hints

You should come to the service a few minutes early.

You may then see 'waiting for host to start the meeting'. Do nothing, just wait.

You will then enter a Waiting Room – the host will know and invite you in asap.

Once the host comes online you then have the option to click 'Join the meeting'. 

then follow instructions to allow video and audio links.  You will be on Mute as you enter

Please leave yourself on mute during the worship

 If you are uncomfortable with being on video please turn off your camera

 If you get in a muddle close down and go back to the original link and start again.

 If you are using a laptop or desktop and have not downloaded the app there will be a link, 'click here’, which leads to a second link, 'join from your browser'. Then follow the instructions to join the service.

You might be asked to enter your name. This is very helpful so that we know you are with us.

It is important to have checked your volume control so that you can hear.

If you do not have a camera on your device, this does not matter. You will still be able to view the service - we will know you are with us.

 

 

 

Other Acts of Worship

 

Every day from 10am, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, will be leading a short reflection live on his Facebook page.

 

Every Sunday the Church of Scotland will be providing a recorded service via their website and Facebook. Subtitles will be available for those who are hard of hearing.

 

Also at 11am every day Christians across the world are standing in solidarity against the impact of the Coronavirus crisis by reciting the Lord’s Prayer – why not set you alarm and join in to be one voice around the world. 

 

BBC Radio and BBC Scotland are also offering services on Sunday Mornings and they too are available again on BBC iPlayer.

  

               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 2.30pm Communions in April and August.

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. We are inviting folks to knit or crochet mutlicoloured flowers for NOPC.   Patterns are available -  contact Sandra Fulton or Rev Alison


3.  Nairn Task Force – this is a very helpful point of reference for all the fabulous support and community assistance out there. They are also doing a wonderful job of offering practical assistance to the vulnerable.

The Nairn Task Force is a network of 100s of volunteers that will help our community to stay connected.

As part of this they have created an information hub to provide a single point to connect with the latest medical advice, government agencies, local services, voluntary organisations and the local business community that are offering to support the people of Nairn.

In the coming weeks this information will continue to be updated.

Please contact the specific support agencies for further information and for general enquiries on the Nairn Task Force email nairntaskforce@gmail.com 

 

4. 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 ourMinister with readers from the congregation and hymns mostly from CH4. The membership role is about 350 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.

 

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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 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 -  AMehigan@churchofscotland.org.uk