Welcome to Arbroath West Kirk
We hope that you will find something to interest you in the Arbroath West Kirk website and that you might even join us at a Sunday service or one of our organizations. A warm welcome is extended to one and all.
As you will all know from the media, the Church of Scotland’s COVID-19 task group decided to strongly recommend the suspension of gathering for worship in its churches until further notice.
Therefore acting on this advice from the Church of Scotland because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, all church services and all other church and non-church meetings and gatherings on the premises of West Kirk are cancelled till further notice.
Keep up to date via the News tab on this website and feel free to use the Contact Us if you have any questions or concerns. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our long serving minister recently retired so we are presently in a vacancy but we eagerly await applications for the post. Exciting times ahead!
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Worship & Services
Sunday worship is at 11am, which is normally recorded and broadcast on Radio North Angus, based in Arbroath Infirmary which covers Arbroath and some of the surrounding area.
NOTE: During the summer school holidays Sunday morning worship is at 10am, the service having an emphasis on family-friendly worship.
Once a month we meet for tea and coffee after the Sunday service. Other social events are held throughout the year, all are welcome.
The young people in the Sunday school are involved in the first fifteen to twenty minutes of the 11am service and participate on a regular basis, the use of drama and dialogue is also featured to enhance worship during the main festivals of the Christian calendar.
Our Communion Sundays are on the first Sunday of March, the last Sunday of May and the first Sunday of November. In March and November in addition to the 11am Communion service we have a short 6pm Thanksgiving and Communion service in the Large Hall. At all three 11am Communion services we are joined by a British Sign Language interpreter. We also have a Communion service in Adam Cargill Court sheltered housing complex where regular worship takes place approximately once a month.
During Holy Week there is a Maundy Thursday Communion service, usually a joint venture with neighbouring congregations, a short meditation at the Coffee Stop on Good Friday and a 7am Sunday sunrise open-air service followed by breakfast to celebrate Easter Day.
During the ‘Week of Prayer for Christian Unity’ we have a joint service with St Thomas of Canterbury Roman Catholic Church at which both the minister and the priest are involved. The service alternating between both venues annually, followed by afternoon tea for everyone.
We have a Watchnight service on Christmas Eve and a Christmas Day service.