Thurso West Church of Scotland

Diary & Events

11.15 am Sunday - Service with Sunday School

Other Services

  & Activities


Unrestricted Call


 Thurso West is a friendly and caring church where all are welcome to join us in traditional but innovative worship.  We are facing all the challenges of the whole Church of Scotland regarding the need to encourage more new and young people within a vibrant community – itself facing a time of change and challenge.

 We need –


·A new Minister.  Our Minister has retired after many happy years with us.


We offer –


·A range of pastoral and social church organisations.


·A church where the talents of people of all ages are encouraged and valued.


·A beautifully and recently refurbished church building, including church hall, kitchen and vestry.


·A modern manse, built in 1962 of traditional construction, with gardens to front and rear.


Caithness and Thurso are special!

Please come to visit us and see for yourself.



More details are available in the Parish Profile which is available from the Clerk to the Nominating Committee, Mrs Heather McLean,  Quoynee, Sir John’s Square, Thurso.  KW14 7BE.  Tel:  01847-892716.  


Informal enquiries to the Interim Moderator, the Rev Heather Stewart.  Email:  .    Tel:  01847 811734 or 01955 651717.

Scottish Charity No. SCO007248



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. The 2016 programme is shown below.

Thursday 5 January 2017 - Freda Johnstone - Geocaching

Thursday 19 January - Alan Sparling - Celebration of Burns

Thursday 2 February - Neil Smith - Thurso then and now

​Friday 3 February - Coffee Morning in the British Legion

Thursday 16 February - Food in the bible - Bring and Buy

Thursday 2 March - AGM

​Thursday 16 March - Closing Lunch

Social Committee

The committee organise many different events throughout the year. Their recent event was the series of Summer Coffee Evenings during July and August.

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

Community  Events

​Gala week Churches Discovery Tour; Inter Church Advent Service; Primary School services


Currently suspended.

Music in Thurso

Thursday 22 September 2016 - Ruisi String Quartet

Friday 28 October - Piano duo

Thursday 8 December - Scozzesi, 4 male singers and piano

Thursday 19 January 2017 - AB24 Aberdeen Baroque

Friday 17 February - Piatti String Quartet

Thursday 16 March - Attard Zerafa Duo


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

​Saturday 18 March, Soup & Cheese Lunch from 12-2pm. All are welcome.

Tuesday 28 March, Stated Annual Meeting of the Congregation, at 7pm.

Friday 28 April, Concert by Susan Dingle - 'The Baritone Voice', at 7pm.

Friday 12 May, Piano Recital by Elaine Gould, at 7.30pm

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