Welcome to Arbroath West Kirk

To attend worship you must book your seat in advance.

At this time singing in worship is not permitted and numbers are limited to a maximum of 50 people in a church building at any one time, we have a booking system in place please call the office on Monday between 9am and 11am or Tuesday between 9am and 1pm.

The West Kirk with The Church of Scotland is following the government guidelines and everyone will be asked to provide their name and contact details as part of NHS Scotland’s Test and Protect System.

Adhering to the Scottish Government regulations for places of worship, physical distancing and good hand hygiene must be observed and we have implemented measures to ensure this.

The First Minister announced that from Saturday 8 August 2020 the wearing of face coverings in places of worship will be mandatory.

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 and in line with the Scottish Government and the Church of Scotland’s guidelines during this pandemic.

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 Minister

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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Mrs Christine Hay Preaches Sole Nominee, Sunday 27 September 2020 at 11 am

At a meeting held virtually on 12 August 2020 the Nominating Committee chose the person whom they wish to propose to the congregation of Arbroath West Kirk to be the new minister. The name of the person proposed is Mrs Christine Hay (Chris) Arrangements were been made for Chris to conduct public worship in Arbroath West Kirk on the morning of Sunday 27th September 2020 at 11 o’clock.  You can watch her lead worship in the video below.

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.

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