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

"Because Jesus himself has passed through the test of suffering,

he is able to help those who are in the midst of their test."

Hebrews 2 v 18

Thought for the week

"You cannot control what happens to you,

but you can control your attitude towards what happens to you,

and in that, you will be mastering change

rather than allowing it to master you."

Brian Tracy

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 NEXT WEEK.   Sun 25th February. 10.30am. Lent 2.   Creche as usual. All children meet in BB Hut.

  2.  Ladies Friendship Group - Wed 28th February at 7.30pm. Marie Still from Temple Spa will give a Makeup  demonstration.

  3.  Knitting and Crochet Group - Meets every Monday at 1.30 - 3pm in Kirkside. All welcome.

  4.  Men's Fellowship - Tuesday 20th February at 7.30pm in Kirkside. Mr Stewart MacFarlane will give an illustrated talk on 'Brazil'. Ladies

       of the Friendship Group and Guild are invited to attend.

  5.  Boys Brigade - Meets weekly on Fridays 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

  6. Choir practice  - Thurday 22nd February - 7.30pm in Church Hall.

  7. Vestry hour  - Thursday 1st March - 6.30pm - 7.30pm

  8. May Picnic and Fun Day - Planning meeting  3pm on Saturday 17th Feb. 

     Summer Holiday Club - VOLUNTEER TEACHERS, HELPERS, etc. Meeting Mon 19th March, 7.30pm in Nairn St Ninians

  9. Highland Foodbank (Inverness and Nairn) - Donations for February/ March - Sugar, tins of Potatoes, tins of Corned Beef, 

      Cartons of Long Life Juice. Also old or new 'bags for life'

  10. Presbytery Website -

  11. Advance Notice -  World Day of Prayer - Fri 2nd March

                                     Stated Annual Meeting - Wed 14th March at 7.30pm

  10. We are looking to employ a CHURCH OFFICER for a maximum of 9 hours weekly, with working hours being flexible, as far as


      Job sharing would also be considered. If interested, or know of anyone who may be interested in taking up this position, please contact

      Willie Shaw (01667 453956) for further detail. See Job Description below.






The Employee will carry out the whole duties pertaining to the post of Church Officer which shall include:-



1.         Preparation for all Committee and social meetings of the Congregation and Kirk Session and all other Church

            organisations, including choir practice and any meetings or series of meetings specially sanctioned or ordered to be

            held in the Church, halls or other accommodation (all herein referred to as “the premises”)


2.         Supervise all boilers and heating systems in the Church, Church Hall, Kirkside and BB Hut and in winter ensure that

            all premises are heated to the required temperature


3.         Check and adjust all time clocks where necessary to meet the requirements of those using the premises


4.         Ensure premises are securely locked each night and also that all internal doors are kept closed.


5.         Opening up and preparation of the premises for occupation by third parties as permitted by the Kirk Session 

            subsequently be responsible for arranging that the locking up of premises will be done either by himself or a

            responsible member of the group last to use the Hall.


6.         Set up tables and chairs in Church Hall in preparation for after service teas on Sundays.


7.         After all services, meetings etc. the Employee shall be responsible for effectively tidying up and cleaning the premises



8.         Be available to meet with tradesmen/contractors and give them access as required.



9.         The Employee shall be responsible for keeping the premises thoroughly tidy.   This will include keeping of the whole

            grounds in neat and tidy condition.  He/she shall also ensure that all Internal Bins are emptied and that Kitchen and

            toilets are fully serviced with towels etc. always being available.


10.       All refuse bins to be placed on Manse Road to ensure collection on the appropriate days.


11.       If any repairs are required to the premises or their furnishings, the Employee will forthwith report the same to the

            Fabric Convener.



12.       Regularly keep grounds of Church and Kirkside free from litter.


13.       Gravel areas to be weeded regularly, hedge at Kirkside to be kept trimmed, also hedge between the Old Manse and

            Church grounds.



14.       At such times as may be requested, the Employee will report to the Minster and will perform any duties in connection

            with Church matters which the Minister may instruct him/her to carry out.


15        Such additional duties as may reasonably be requested by the Employer from time to time.


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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 -