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 CHURCH - UNRESTRICTED CALL

 

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 brian.johnston1705@gmail.com)

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 dmacartney@churchofscotland.org.uk)

Tel 01847 811734

​Caithness Presbytery website may be found at www.caithnesspresbytery.org.uk

 

 

www.thursowestchurch.org.uk

Scottish Charity No. SCO007248

 

Choir

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 

​Pentland View

NOTE - DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE, THESE SERVICES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED

Guild

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. 

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.

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

THE CHURCH BUILDING WILL BE RE-OPENING FOR SUNDAY WORSHIP ON SUNDAY 4 JULY 2021.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND WORSHIP PLEASE INFORM THE SESSION CLERK BEFOREHAND, EACH WEEK. CONTACT BY EMAIL (alanspa@sky.com) OR PHONE (07786 450225).  THIS IS TO HELP WITH TRACK AND TRACE AND ALSO MONITOR AGAINST THE PHYSICALLY DISTANCED BASED CAPACITY (PDBC).

THE PDBC IS CURRENTLY 65 PERSONS IN THE SANCTUARY (43 GROUND FLOOR AND 22 BALCONY).

WE ARE AVAILABLE FOR FUNERALS, WEDDINGS AND BAPTISMS UNDER THE CURRENT COVID19 RESTRICTIONS.  PLEASE CONTACT THE INTERIM MODERATOR IN THE FIRST INSTANCE.  FUNERALS ARE LIMITED TO 50 MOURNERS UNDER LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS.

WE HAVE AN ONLINE SERVICE AVAILABLE ON A SUNDAY MORNING.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING US, PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO THE SESSION CLERK AT alanspa@sky.com

WE HAVE A PRAYER MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 2021 FROM 2.30PM AND WILL BE A MIXTURE OF PRIVATE PRAYER AND ELDER-LED PRAYER.  THIS WILL TAKE PLACE EVERY TWO WEEKS THEREAFTER WHILST SUNDAY WORSHIP IS SUSPENDED.  PLEASE CONTACT THE SESSION CLERK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND ANY OF THESE MEETINGS.

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