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 D J Club (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.

Arbroath West Kirk Parish and Congregation

The West Kirk operates under the Unitary Constitution, the Kirk session having four core groups and in addition the church secretary, based in the church office, looks after much of the church’s administration.

We serve a large parish within the seaside town of Arbroath, covering the western part of the town which stretches from rural farmland in the west, an industrial estate to the south, the harbour and shore to the east before going north between Brothock Burn nature trail and the Hercules Burn to the Den of St Vigeans.  All together a population of around ten and a half thousand parishoners.  Contact with the members of the congregation is maintained through visits by District Elders, approximately 55 elders visit members in their district, at least 3 times a year, maintaining links being our main goal.

West Kirk’s membership is around 870 with an average Sunday attendance of around 150 to 200. Music is an important feature of worship in West Kirk where two organists and a choir lead congregational praise.  In February 2019 Arbroath West Kirk united with Arbroath Knox’s Church in the interests of good stewardship. This harmonious union created a larger congregation and parish and has provided greater use of the premises.