Thurso West Church of Scotland

Diary & Events

11.15 am Sunday - Service with Sunday School

Other Services

  & Activities



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

The Church of Scotland shares much of its history with the reformed churches of Europe. Throughout the years since the Reformation we have shared ideas, preachers, aspirations and difficulties together. The 21st Century brings a whole host of new challenges that we all must face together as churches in Europe, and the World Mission council is dedicated to walking alongside, learning from and working with our European partners individually as well as in European forums such as the Conference of European Churches. From time to time, ministers from our partner churches seek to come and serve for between one and three years as a minister in a Scottish congregation. Through the Ministries Council in partnership with the World Mission Council, we are delighted to have secured the services of a partner minister and welcome our new minister from the Czech Republic, Rev Ida Tenglerova and her family.


​Caithness Presbytery website may be found at

Scottish Charity No. SCO007248



Worship Group

Choir practice in Church Hall - 7.00 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 26 February, 30 April, 25 June, 20 August, 15 October, 10 December.

​Pentland View on 26 March, 28 May, 23 July, 17 September, 12 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.

​Thursday 2 November 2017 - Matthew Reiss - 'A clear conscience ... if possible!'

​Thursday 16 November - 79th Birthday Celebration

Sunday 19 November - Guild Rededication Service

Monday 4 December - United Guilds Lunch, Pentland Hotel at 12.30

Thursday 7 December - Rev Ida Tenglerova - Czech way of life

​Thursday 21 December - Christmas Celebration

​Thursday 18 January 2018 - Singing for Pleasure

​Thursday 1 February - Elizabeth Smith - Volunteering

Friday 2 February - Coffee Morning in British Legion

​Thursday 15 February - Caithness Young Carers

Thursday 1 March - Freda Johnstone - Geocaching

​Thursday 15 March - AGM

​Thursday 29 March - Closing Lunch

Social Committee

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

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

The next Quiz Night will take place on Friday 10 November at 7pm.  Teams of up to 6 persons, cost £2 per person. Refreshments will be provided.

Community  Events

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

Music in Thurso

Friday 22 September 2017 - The Bell Quintet

Saturday 4 November - Rossano Sportiello

Monday 4 December - Pure Brass Quintet

Sunday 21 January 2018 - Scottish Reed Trio

Tuesday 13 February - The Campbell Duo

Friday 16 March - Primrose Piano Trio


Christian Aid

​Donations are collected during Christian Aid week

Rotary Club  Thurso

Annual Speechmaking event with speakers from Thurso High School.

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

Forthcoming events

Annual Gift Day - Saturday 4 November from 10am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm.

Quiz Night - Friday 10 November at 7pm (see Social Committee above)

Remembrance Sunday - 12 November - note that this service will start at 11.30am to allow people to attend the war memorial service

Communion 26 November at 11.15am

Kirk Session meeting - Tuesday 28 November at 7pm

Diary & Events