Cameron veterans remember those who fell at Kohima

 Rev Peter Nimmo (right) and Rev Alasdair MacLennan dedicate Cameron Highlanders' Memorial Area

Rev Peter Nimmo (right) and Rev Alasdair MacLennan dedicate Cameron Highlanders’ Memorial Area at the Old High Church on 18 August 2013


For further information about this service please contact the Rev Peter Nimmo on 01463 250802. Members of the media are welcome to attend the service, which starts at 11.15am.

Read the sermon for the service here

Cameron veterans remember those who fell at Kohima

Veterans of the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders will parade at the Old High Church , Inverness, on Sunday morning (May 4), to remember members of the regiment who died 70 years ago at the bitter Battle of Kohima, on the border of India and Burma. Continue reading

Faithful Thomas! A sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter 2014

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 27 April 2014: Year A, The Second Sunday of Easter

Texts: 1 Peter 1:3-9
John 20:19-31

Faithful Thomas!
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

This week there was controversy as the Prime Minister suggested that we shouldn’t be chary of calling Britain a ‘Christian country’. Perhaps once that wouldn’t have been such a controversial idea- but it seemed to worry some people, who felt moved to write to the papers decrying the idea. Continue reading

Sunday Bulletin for 20 April 2014


Sunday 20 April 2014: Second Sunday after Easter

10am Morning Worship at St Stephen’s: Sunday School returns

11.15am Morning Worship at the Old High

SUNDAY BULLETIN ITEMS should be sent to Jim Monro:

The deadline for all items is Wednesday at noon

Introductions to readings:

Copyright hymns used by Permission. CCL Licence No. 970971

Scottish Charity No. SC035073



11.15am Congregational service at the Old High Church, with the Cameron Highlanders Association. Marking the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Kohima, Burma, and the transfer of the colours of the First Battalion from Glasgow Cathedral, back to the ‘home’ church of the Cameron Highlanders in Inverness (no service at St Stephen’s). Creche and children’s activities at this service.

7pm Short Evening Communion Service at St Stephen’s, with tea and discussion to follow.

More details from the Minister.

CAMERON HOUSE Members of the congregation are very welcome to come and celebrate Easter Communion at Cameron House care Home at 3pm TODAY.

SUNDAY SCHOOL returns next Sunday. However, children are welcome at all our services, and there will still be children’s activities each Sunday at St Stephen’s. Sunday School Contact: Raema MacKay.

CHRISTIAN AID COFFEE MORNING There will be a meeting on Wednesday 23rd April at 7.30pm in St Stephens Vestry for those who are involved or would like to be involved in helping out at this very important and enjoyable event.

LUNCH CLUB will meet at 12.30pm on Thursday 24 April at the Craigmonie Hotel, Annfield Road. How about joining us for Lunch? Everyone welcome. For further information please contact Val Cantlay

CRAFT NIGHT do you have a special hobby or craft and to share your gift with others? Then join us on Wednesday 23rd April at 7.30pm at St. Stephens hall. All welcome and it is a good opportunity to meet socially for the congregation. For further information contact Mrs Margaret McAleer

CALLING ALL GARDENERS If any gardeners are splitting up their herbaceous plants could they pot them up and donate them to the Plant Stall at the Christian Aid Coffee Morning on Saturday 10 May. We are aiming to have a bumper stall this year! Details Violet Wilson

WORD FOR TODAY New copies of Word for Today, daily Bible readings and comment are available free in the vestibules at each church.

CROSS REACH Cross Reach news and prayer letter (Feb to May 2014) now available at church doors.


GOD IN ORDINARY LIFE RETREAT Saturday 31 May, Duncansburgh McIntosh Church Hall, The Parade, Fort William, PH33 6BA. Join with others on this retreat day to discover how we can encounter God in the ordinary stuff of life and meet Him in our ordinary paths. led by Mervyn Glover and Steve Aisthorpe (Mission Development Worker). There is a charge of £15 to cover costs and registration is required. Tea/coffee will be provided and you are asked to bring your own lunch. ECO

CONGREGATION NETWORK Highland Regional Gathering takes place on Saturday 26 April in Nessbank Church from 11.00 to 3.00pm. For further information and booking details contact Margaret Warnock

IMAGINING SCOTLAND’S FUTURE The Church of Scotland report “Imagining Scotland’s Future: Our Vision” was launched on 26 February. Copies of the report are now at the church doors. The report is based on the views of over 900 people who attended 32 community events run by the Kirk (including one hosted by us) as an alternative national debate on the referendum. The events were held across Scotland over the past 12 months. To download the report, and for details of other resources that will be available in the lead-up to the referendum

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Sermon for Easter Day 2014: I have seen the Lord

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 20 April 2014: Year A, Easter Day

Texts: John 20:1-18
Acts 10:34-43

“I have seen the Lord”
In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

In our very materialist world, it is a cliché that ‘seeing is believing’. We kid ourselves that we get to know things by seeing them. For a long time, science worked that way- you did an experiment, and if you could see what happened, then you had discovered a new scientific truth. In fact a lot of science involves things we can never see- like tiny particles, or planets which no telescope could ever see- but that doesn’t mean that the tiny particles or distant planets don’t exist. Scientists can work out that they are there, without every actually seeing them. Continue reading

Sermon for Palm Sunday 2014

Old High St Stephen’s, Inverness
Sunday 13 April 2014: Year A, Palm and Passion Sunday

Texts: Matthew 21:1-11
Matthew 27:11-56

Obedient to death

In the name of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.

Jesus entering Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Fresco in the Parish Church of Zirl, Austria. Wikipedia

We have heard a lot of scripture today. We have heard the stories that stand at the beginning and the end of Jesus’ last week in Jerusalem. He have heard of how he was welcomed as a king, but ended up on a cross- the great reversal of fortune that lies at the heart of the drama of Holy Week.

Continue reading

Bel Canto concert at Old High

Bel cantoThe next concert in our series of lunchtime concerts at the Old High will feature Bel Canto, a group of young singers/musicians from Elgin whose programme includes musicals, Scottish songs and some classics.

We enjoyed hearing them a few years ago.

Saturday 12th April 2014 at noon.

£5 donation for Music Therapy at the Orchard.

To receive information about music at Old High St Stephen’s, please email ohssmusic<a>  (replace <a> with @).

Download the 2014 Old High Music Programme, and the poster for this event.