St. Columba’s
Scottish  Episcopal  Church

Queen Street
IV12 4AA

Registered Charity No. SC 016094

Rector:  The Dean, The Very Rev. Alison J Simpson

Deacon, Revd.Kathryn Sanderson


St.Columba's is Open for Service's

The Church is open for Sunday Eucharist at 10:30am.

Please wear a face covering and observe the 2M social distancing.

We are now taking the sacrament at he altar.
(Please let us know if you need a gluten free wafer)

Please be guided by the stewards.

Wednesday Eucharists begins at 10am. Services are in the church.

Any names for the Prayer List should be given to the Steward or to the person leading
intercessions. There is a list in the porch of those leading prayers.

The childrens area of the church is now partly restored and there are crayons, books and some toys for the children.

Dear Friends, Sunday services are up and running at our usual time of 10.30am. Please remember and bring your liturgy book if you have received one!!!.
Social distancing rules apply, wear a mask to come in and out and the stewards will keep you right from there. Please appreciate that the church is not going to look quite like you remember, but we have tried to make it as homely as we can. And, it goes without saying, please listen and be guided by the stewards, they are there to keep everyone safe.

SERVICES – Sunday Eucharist will be a shortened service and initially, it will just be the celebrant participating. Communion will be in one kind only and we will explain when you come how you will receive your communion. Wednesday midweek services will be at 10am and that service will also be in the church for the time being.
We are preparing a protocol for home communion so we can take the sacrament to those who feel anxious or unable to come to church at this time. This news sheet and the Sunday online reflections will continue as will the study group.

Please continue to pray for the life of our congregation and our community, particularly those whose lives have been affected by the virus, those whose treatment and operations have been delayed and all the traders and businesses in the town and the surrounding area are, like us, adjusting to a different reality.

Is there anyone interested in stewarding our services please speak to the Rector. Likewise if you would like to resume reading or leading intercessions please speak to Alison.

Childrens Area of the church is now partly restored and there are crayons, books and some toys for the children.


St Columba’s, Altar


Sundays Family Eucharist 10.30am.

Wednesdays Said Eucharist 10.00am

Saints Days Holy Communion 18.30pm


Next Services

Wednesday 6th April - 10am Said Eucharist in Church

Sunday 10th April - 10.30am Family Eucharist, Palm Sunday

Wednesday 13th April - 10.00am Said Eucharist in Church

Thursday 14th April - Maundy Thursday

Friday 15th April - Good Friday

Saturday 16th April - Easter Saturday

Sunday 17th April - 10.30am Family Eucharist Easter Sunday.

Rev Kathryn 01667-451269


Sunday (Palm Sunday) April 10th @ 10.30 - Eucharist with the blessing of the palms.

Monday April 11th @ 10.00 - Stations of the cross.

Tuesday April 12th @ 19.30 - Eucharist with healing and anoiting.

Wednesday April 13th @ 10.00 - Eucharist.

Thursday (Maundy Thursday) April 14th @ 19.30 - Echarist, followed by the stripping of the altar.

Friday (Good Friday) April 15th @13.45 - Good Friday Liturgy.

Saturday (Easter Eve) April 16th @19.30 - 20.00 - Easter Vigil (Will take place outside).

Sunday (Easter Day) April 17th @ 10.30 - Easter Day Communion.

(Followed by Easter Egg Hunt)

Please note that the Dawn Worship at 06.30 (HAS BEEN CANCELLED)


Rector : The Dean, The Very Rev. Alison Simpson

The New Rectory, 3 Queen Street, Nairn IV12 4AA
Tel. No. 01667 452458 - Mobile 07548 230745


Deacon : Revd. Kathryn Sanderson

Tel. No. 01667 451269 - Mobile 07785 724212

St Columba's Website


Diocesan Website

Wheelchair Access; Induction Loop System