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Services of Worship

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Welcoming David Whillis

The Congregation has recently welcomed David Whillis who is already taking part in our Sunday Worship and getting to know members of the Congregation. Here David tells us why he has joined us and what he will be doing over the next 6 or 7 months.

"I am in my second year of 3 undergoing training as an Ordained Local Minister (OLM) within the Inverness and Nairn Presbytery. I will be attached to Nairn OPC from September to mid-May. I will shadow the minister, and will be participating regularly in Sunday worship, including preaching, children's addresses, prayers and leading worship. Additionally, I hope to be active in the Parish, visiting residential homes and schools, as well as partaking in funerals. My particular interest is the spiritual care of the elderly. When qualified, I would hope to lead midweek, daytime services for older folk, especially those new to the Christian faith.  I am retired, and married, with three children who are all university students in Edinburgh and Glasgow".

NOPC Mag 2017 Autumn - Master.pdf
Autumn Newsletter

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SMARTIE TUBES - We hope that each family enjoyed the sweets. Refilled tubes can now be returned at any time.

Church Coffee morning raised an amazing £1052.60p

New Safeguarding Training Dates for volunteers working with children or vulnerable adults in the Congregation will be coming soon.

Volunteers who have not attended one of these Church of Scotland training sessions are very strongly encouraged to attend.
The Church's Safeguarding Training highlights best practice in working and gives volunteers the confidence to deal in the correct way if any abuse of children or vulnerable adults is reported or suspected. 
Please bear in mind that at the moment refresher training is not mandatory but is strongly recommended. 

Please contact Evelyn Pottie 01667 462598 or if you wish to attend

Pictures from recent events


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SPRING AFTERNOON TEA raised £676.00 for Church Funds.   

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Pictures from the very successful concert of the Speyfest Young Entertainers, held recently in our church. This was the first of a Tour of Concerts being undertaken by musicians and dancers who had taken part in SPEYFEST YOUNG ENTERTAINERS COMPETITION. We were treated to delightful evening of music and dance by this group of very talented young people.

£386 was raised for Church Funds 

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Historic Communion

We recently celebrated the Sacrament of Communion, the first time it has been conducted by a female minister. In 1900 Lady Frances Balfour, a leading Scottish Suffragette, gifted our Communion table to us. She was a daughter of the Duke of Argyll and a leading aristocrat.  She was married to Estace Balfour brother of Tory Prime Minister Arthur Balfour. Lady Balfour came from a Whig background and was a regular visitor to Nairn visiting Lord Finlay of the Newton. The leader of the Suffragette movement in Nairn was our first minister Rev. W. R. Pirie. Lady Frances was a staunch supporter of the Church of Scotland and always attended the Assembly. She was a great believer of women's position in the church and after 116 years, a woman has celebrated communion at the very table she gifted. Our thoughts and prayers were with the Rev. Alison on this historic day.

World Mission



If you were fortunate enough to read the latest edition of the World Mission magazine, you will know that it was all about Fair Trade.

21 years have passed since Fair Trade was introduced to our retail system. It has been a slow process but is now well established.

The idea behind Fair Trade was to help farmers and producers in very poor parts of the world who struggled to produce their goods and were then forced to sell to large co-operatives who paid them very little.

Nowadays, Fair Trade offers fair prices for goods produced.  This has resulted in lifting farmers out of poverty and has seen their lives improve beyond their dreams.

Can we help?   Surely!


Recently Rev Alison spoke about ‘Choices we face’ and trying to make the right choice. When we are in the supermarket, we can make a choice, choosing an item with the Fair Trade logo, even if it is a few pence dearer (not always the case) By doing this we are helping to improve the lives of our brothers and sisters across the world.

Although many now receive help, there are thousands still living in poverty beyond anything we can imagine.

Please pray for them in their struggle to live.