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

"What is faith? It is the confident assurance that 

something we want is going to happen"

Hebrews 11  v 1-2

Thought for the week

"You can make more friends in two months

by becoming interested in other people

than you can in two years 

by trying to get other people interested in you"

Dale Carnegie

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 -  Sunday 26th November - Morning Worship.   10.30 am.  Sunday School and Creche as usual.

       Retiring Offering for Guild Projects.

       Soup and pudding Lunch to celebrate Rev Archie Chisholm's 60 years ordained to Ministry of Word and Sacrament -

       Please come along and celebrate

  2.   Men's Fellowship meets on Tues 21st November at 7.30pm. Mr Scott Gordon will speak on "Nairnshire Lieutenancy"


  3.  Knitting group meets on Mondays 1.30pm - 3.00pm. Everyone welcome.

  4.  Choir practice  - Thursday 23rd November at 7.30pm

  5.  Vestry Hour -  Thursday 23rd November.   6.30pm - 7.30pm

  6.  Christmas Fayre - Saturday 25th November - 1pm in Church Hall. Usual stalls incliuding Cake and Candy, Guild

       Christmas gifts, Teas etc. Donations will be appreciated and may be handed in on saturday morning  at the Church Hall

  7.  Highland FOODBANK (Inverness and Nairn) - November/December - tins of  ham, packets of rice, and toilet rolls. Also old or new

       bags for life.  Every little helps - thank you

  8.  Boys Brigade meets weekly on a Friday 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

  9.  Magazine envelopes have been distributed and will be gratefully received along with normal offerings.

  10.  "Children's Gifts " will be received on Sunday 3rd December.  All church families are invited to bring along a small gift suitable

          for any age boy or girl. these will be distributed by Social Services to local children. 

  11. Presbytery Website -








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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 -