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 B.D , D.P.S

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


"How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,

Who bring glad tidings of good things."

(Romans 10 v 15)



Thought for the week


"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters --

one represents danger and the other represents opportunity."

John F Kennedy


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.


               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 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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                Worship

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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Organisations

Sunday School

Boys Brigade

Guild

Friendship Group

Men's Fellowship

Choir


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INTIMATIONS

1. SERVICE OF WORSHIP  - Sunday 15th December - Advent 3.   10.30am - Sunday School led Nativity Service.
    Christmas Gift Envelopes will be received.
    Followed by a soup, cheese and cracker lunch.
    Creche as usual.

     SERVICES OF WORSHIP OVER CHRISTMAS
     Sunday 22nd December - Advent 4.  10.30am
     Tuesday 24th December - Watchnight Service - Carol Singing from11.15pm. BB serving soup from 10pm.
     Wednesday 25th December - 10.30am. Short all age CHRISTMAS DAY CELEBRATION.
     Sunday 29th December - 10.30am. Morning Worship - Lessons and Carols.
     Sunday 5th January - 10.30am. Morning Worship 

2.  PRAYER MEETING -  Please feel free to make Prayer requests at our Prayer Table in the transept. Prayer meetings are on the first
     Monday of the month in the Transept at 8.30am 

3.  GUILD - Wednesday 11th December - 2.30pm in Hut. Christmas Celebration by Kathleen Archer

4.  CHRISTMAS MUSICAL  for all the Family - Professional production of "THE WISE MEN"  on Tuesday 10th December at 6.30pm. 
     A fun filled event for the whole family. Entry £2 at the door.

5.  THE CHOIR meet every Thursday at 7.30pm in Church Hall.

6.  BOYS BRIGADE meets weekly on Friday in Hall and Hut.  Anchor Section - 6-7pm, Junior Section - 6.30 - 7.45, 
     Company Section - 7.15pm. Holiday details on BB page.

7.  THE FLOWER DIARY is now being compiled for 2020. If you wish to continue to donate or wish to donate on a special Sunday,
     please contact June Mann after Sunday Service or phone 453655.

8.  NAIRN OLD PARISH CHURCH CHRISTMAS CARDS are available to purchase in the hall after worship or from the office, 
     Tuesday - Friday 1.30 - 4pm

9.  We would like to employ an ORGANIST / CHOIRMASTER - for 2 weeks each month. Choir rehearses mid August - mid May.

10.  VESTRY HOUR  resumes  in Jan 2020.

11.  PENNIES FOR GREEN BUCKET APPEAL - Our mission and Outreach Team is encouraging us to support WATER AID. 
       All loose change welcome!

12.  INTIMATIONS - Please give written notice by 12 noon Wednesday to Rev Alison  - AMehigan@churchofscotland.org.uk

13.  Are you going into hospital?  Please note that patients have to specifically ask for a visit - please notify the hospital when you
      are admitted. If you want to notify the Minister of a pastoral situation please do so in writing by completing a 
      PASTORAL REQUEST FORM and hand it to the Minister.




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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