Thank you for visiting us online, we're happy you took the time to visit our site and would like to invite you to one of our Sunday celebrations.
New Wine Church offers a welcoming environment where you can experience lively and Spirit-led contemporary worship and real, relevant and radical teaching straight from the Bible.
At New Wine there is always an opportunity to receive prayer whatever your need might be. We believe that Jesus still heals the sick and brings freedom to the oppressed. Whether you have been a Christian for a long time, whether you are taking your first tentative steps as a new believer, or are just interested in finding out more about the claims of Christ, our goal is to help you see how relevant God and his word are to your everyday life.
Our vision is to reveal to God's people the reality of who they are, and everything that they can be in Christ Jesus. As we become established in relationship with our heavenly Father, we are equipped with a faith that is ready to face all of the challenges of living in the 21st century, and are enabled by the power of the Holy Spirit to live a radical life that revolutionises the humdrum of everyday existence and transforms it into an exciting and exhilarating experience.
The vision of New Wine Church Tain is consistent with the vision of New Wine Church Stornoway, where we have our origins. Whilst serving as a member of New Wine Church Stornoway's leadership team, our pastor, Marie Macleod, heard God calling her back to Tain. This call was to pioneer a new church in the town that would not compete with, but rather compliment, the existing church community in the place that she had called home many years before. Marie thus came back to the burgh to follow this calling, while still serving as part of the Stornoway leadership team, as she continues to do today.
New Wine Church Tain held our first service on Sunday 20th January, 2008. We are now 12 years in and still growing together in the Lord.
Tain has a very interesting story, as laid out on the town's official website:
“The Royal Burgh of Tain has a long and fascinating history. It was granted its first royal charter in 1066, making Tain Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh, an event commemorated in 1966 with the opening of the Rose Garden by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. The 1066 charter, granted by King Malcolm III, confirmed Tain both as a sanctuary, where people could claim the protection of the church, and an “immunity”, whose resident merchants and traders were exempt from certain types of taxes. These important ideas carried through the centuries and led to the development of the town as it is today."
We believe that Tain is a strategic gateway to this part of the Highlands of Scotland and that it’s heritage, “As a sanctuary where people could receive the protection of the church,” is still very relevant today.
In keeping with the heritage of the town of Tain, New Wine Church aims to be a place where:
Everyone is welcome
Everyone's needs are met
Everyone is changed
We look forward to meeting you!