Thurso West Church of Scotland

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11.15 am Sunday - Service with Sunday School ex school holiday

Other Services

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Thurso West is a friendly and caring church where all are welcome to join us in traditional but innovative worship. 

We are looking for a minister to lead us in our worship.

We need:

  • a parish minister to lead, inspire and nurture us on our continuing journey of faith and mission
  • someone with the ability to stimulate and encourage growth within our congregation and take us forward in the 21st century
  • if you are that minister, Thurso West, with its receptive and willing congregation is looking for you
  • a vacancy has arisen in January 2019 as our European Partner Minister had to return to the Czech Republic

Our people are our church, and we would like to tell you about us and Thurso West. You can then decide if you wish to take up the challenge of leading/joining us in Fellowship.

Like every other church we face problems - an ageing congregation; numbers falling year on year; a gap in our age profile of the younger generation. But we are open to change, willing to work

with our minister to try to reverse these trends.


We have a dedicated worship group; a congregation in good heart and looking forward enthusiastically to the future under a new Ministry.

More details are available in the Thurso West Parish Profile or from the Clerk to the Nominating Committee, Mr Brian Johnston, 1 Hoy Terrace, Thurso, KW14 7PH (email

Tel 01847 895446 or 07768 214675

Informal enquiries may also be made to the Interim Moderator, Rev David Macartney, New Manse, Reay, KW14 7RE (email

Tel 01847 811734

​Caithness Presbytery website may be found at

Scottish Charity No. SCO007248



Worship Group

Choir practice in Church Hall - 2.30 p.m. Mondays except July and August.

​The Choir and the Worship Group are responsible for services in the town's care homes:

​Bayview on 11 August, 13 October, 8 December

​Pentland View on 10 November


Guild meetings are held at 2.30 p.m. in the Church Hall  on the first and third Thursdays of each month between September and March. 

Coffee morning in the Church Hall - Friday 13 September, 10-12noon

Thursday 19 September - Andrea Wotherspoon - Recycling

Tuesday 24 September - Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland visit, 7pm in West Church

Thursday 3 October - Elspeth Manson - Befrienders

Thursday 17 October - Ian and Janice Moffat - Talking Newspapers

Thursday 7 November - Allan Lannon - Parish Schools

Sunday 17 November - Guild Rededication Service at 11.15am

Thursday 21 November - 81st Birthday Celebrations

Monday 2 December - United Guilds Lunch

Thursday 5 December - Isla Cameron - Scam Awareness

Thursday 19 December - Christmas Celebration

Social Committee

The committee organise many different events throughout the year. A series of Summer Coffee Evenings will be held during July.  

A 'soup and cheese' lunch will be held regularly after the morning service.

Community  Events

​Gala week Churches Discovery Tour; Inter Church Advent and Easter Services; Primary School services

Music in Thurso

Concert season runs from September through to March.


Wednesday 25 September - Solem String Quartet

Thursday 7 November - Corrine Hewet (Clarsach)

Thursday 5 December - Scozzesi Vocal Ensemble


Tuesday 18 February - Holland-Savaloni Duo (Flute and Guitar)

Friday 20 March - Antonine Trio (Horn, Baritone and Piano)

Wednesday 8 April - Brodick String Quartet


Christian Aid

​Donations are collected during Christian Aid week.

Rotary Club  Thurso

Annual Speechmaking event in September.

Practice Interviews are held in November for university applicants and February/March for apprenticeships.

Forthcoming events

Tuesday 24 September - Visit of Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland at 7pm

Tuesday 1 October - Rotary Club Annual Speechmaking Competition at 7pm.

Thursday 3 October - Church Fashion Show at M&Co.

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