Category Archive: Aid

Nov 10

Donations of Slates for the Pluscarden Abbey South Range Project

    St. Mary’s Nairn have donated a slate to the Pluscarden Abbey South Range Project.   A major construction project, the new South Range building will provide accommodation for women on retreat, a new refectory and kitchen for all the resident guests and for public lectures and presentations, a new monastic library of over 40,000 …

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May 20

Light A Candle Cards

  Thanks to everyone who took one of these cards and gave a donation. £100 from these donations was sent to Aid to the Church in Need to go to the people of Aleppo. The money will go directly to Aleppo to help provide food for people there, who have next to nothing. Please continue …

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Light A Candle Card

  If you are lighting a Candle for someone this Easter, why not give them an Easter ‘Light A Candle Card’.   There is no charge but Donations can be left in the tin beside the cards. All donations for Aid to the Church in Need, and they will go specifically to help people in …

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Oct 21

Lighting a Candle

  Lighting a Candle When you light a Candle for someone, you may like to give the  a little card so that they know you are thinking of them. Four different cards are available in boxes on top of the cabinet in front of the pews. There is no charge for this, but a donation …

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Nov 16

St Mary’s Nairn SVDP – The Past 16 Years

  The Past 16 Years.   Shortly after Fr. Barnett arrived as our Parish Priest, he suggested we have a Saint Vincent de Paul conference here at St. Mary’s and so this year we celebrated our 16th year. We held our inaugural meeting in the parish hall on 6th October 1999. There were 10 founding …

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May 03


  Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ. As on other occasions when we see pictures of those suffering the consequences of devastating earthquakes we have been moved in recent days by the plight of the earthquake victims in Nepal and probably feel that we would like to do something to help. Our own Aid Agency, …

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Mar 04

Traidcraft Goods available from St. Mary’s Nairn

  IN THE CHURCH HALL AFTER 10am MASS ON SUNDAYS    Come and take a look at a selection of fair trade goods available to buy, and help to give a hand up and not a hand out to producers developing their own small businesses in some of the poorest parts of the world.   …

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Sep 07

Highland Foodbank – Harvest 2014

Highland Foodbank have asked each of the churches supporting them to supply four specific items during the next two weeks for the 2014 Harvest.  Please see the notice below for the items requested from St. Mary’s.  As always, all donations are gratefully received.   Highland Foodbank September 13/14 and 20/21 Harvest 2014 We’d be grateful …

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Aug 17

The Indigo Project Gambia – Donations wanted

The project was set locally.  The aim of it is to support the poorest areas with education and tools to increase livelihood opportunities and the people there need your help.  Donations of all kinds of things are welcome.  Useful items will go by container to Gambia.  The rest will be sold at car boot sales …

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May 08

Nairn Foodbank Centre

The Foodbank Centre in Nairn opens on Tuesday 13th May between 12 noon and 2 pm. It will be open 3 days a week – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  The centre is staffed by volunteers from various churches in Nairn Volunteers are always needed for this and full training will be given.  The more volunteers there are, …

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