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

Thought for the week

"In all cases, the church is to be judged by Scripture,

not the Scripture by the church."

John Wesley.

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. Service of Worship next week - Sunday 28th April - 10.30am - Sacrament of Holy Communion in Church
                                                                                              2pm -       Sacrament of Holy Communion in Hall
                                                                                                               Serving Elders meet in Church at 9.45am
             Kirk Session meets in Hall at 10.15am
             Sunday School and Creche meet in the Hut
2. The Guild - Service of Easter Praise - Tuesday 23rd April, Whinnieknowe  2pm. Ladies to bring something for the
     Afternoon Tea. Music by Peem. All welcome

3. Joint Church Family Picnic - St Ninian's Church - Sunday 9th June -  Planning meeting regarding the picnic Tuesday 23rd
     April at 7pm in St Ninian's

4. We are looking to employ an Organist/Choirmaster  - for two or three weeks each month. Choir rehearses mid August to

5. SUNDAY at SEVEN - Evening Songs of Praise - 9th June. Please complete your hymn choice sheet and return it to Box in
    Vestibule as soon as possible

6. Choir practice resumes - Thursday 25th April - 7.30pm in Hall

7. Vestry Hour - Thursday 25th April  6.30 - 7.30pm

8. Boys Brigade resumes after Easter holidays on Fridays - Anchor Section 6 -7pm, Junior Section 6.30 - 7.45pm, Company
    Section 7.15pm

9. Women's Friendship Group - AGM and Savory Supper, Wednesday 24th April at 7.30pm in Church Hall.

10. Elgin Strathspey and Reel Society Concert - Saturday 4th May in NOPC - Tickets available.

11. Fund Raising Smartie Tubes are are available. We hope that each family will take home a tube to enjoy then fill the tubes
      with coins and bring them back on Harvest Sunday - 6th October

12. Highland FOODBANK (Inverness and Nairn) - Donations for March - tins of ham, tins of mince/stew, small washing
    powder, small washing up liquid. Also carrier bags and 'bags for life'

13. Pennies for the Green Bucket Appeal - our Mission and Outreach Team is encouraging us to support Water Aid. Loose
    change can be placed in the bucket at the door.

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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 -