The Church Choir leads congregational singing every Sunday, meeting to practise either before or after morning worship. We introduce new hymns from CH4 to the congregation by singing introits on a regular basis and prepare special items of praise for various services throughout the year.
Contact: Vicki White.
The Sunday School meets each Sunday morning at 11am during the school term. Although we are very much part of morning worship, we also meet separately and are divided into three age groups, these being:
- Nursery Section (3-5 year olds)
- Junior Section (5-8 year olds)
- Senior Section (8-11 year olds)
We use a variety of resources which enable us to provide a range of creative and fun activities all based on the Bible and the Christian faith. The material caters for different age groups, allowing the children to learn at their own pace. During each term, the children take part in family services, such as Harvest Thanksgiving, Nativity and Easter, as well as other activities.
Contact: Leza Gibson.
We provide a Crèche for children aged from a few weeks to 3 years old during our main Sunday morning service.
Contact: Audrey Cherry.
The Guild meets on a Monday evening, fortnightly in the Large Hall at 7.30pm, and welcomes men and ladies to come along. Each year we follow a theme, provided by the National Guild Office. This provides a framework for a series of projects that we learn about and support. We enjoy this opportunity for practical involvement, helping a variety of projects both at home and throughout the world. We take an active part in the work of the Presbyterial Council of Angus East and regularly take part in joint meetings with other Guilds in our area.
Our programme for each session calls upon some of our members to share their interests and talents and invites guest speakers from local groups and especially those related to the work of our projects for the year. We have links with the Leprosy Mission, Christian Aid and World Day of Prayer.
During our summer break we meet once a month on a Monday afternoon for an informal ‘coffee afternoon’. Members find this a great way to keep up with friends and to continue the fellowship we normally have at Guild meetings.
Contact: May Herron.
The club is a parish drop-in centre started by Knox’s Church about 30 years ago. We meet on a Wednesday afternoon from January to June and from August to December in the Large Hall from 1.30pm till 3.30pm. Our members are mostly senior citizens who enjoy playing board games with occasional entertainment organised. Cost is £2.00 per week and refreshments are provided. During the year we organize two events, a Daffodil Tea in Spring and a Tea and Cake afternoon in Autumn, with a number of stalls at both events. Proceeds from the club go towards an afternoon tea in Summer and a Christmas dinner and the club also donates to various local charities. All are welcome.
Contact: Margaret Sim & Nancy Robbie.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCE GROUP
Between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on a Wednesday evening we fill the Small Hall with the sound of Scottish Country Dance music. We meet weekly over the winter months and cover a wide age group for all abilities. It’s great fun and great exercise.
Contact. Rena McLeish.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP
The group meets fortnightly on Wednesday evenings for two semesters in the spring and autumn of each year to study a religious theme or particular book(s) of the Bible. Printed worksheets are used to guide study but discussion forms a vital part of learning together. Occasionally we use video, music or presentations, and contextual material includes the geography and history of the Holy Land and also the latest findings of Near Eastern archaeology. The aim of the group is to have a better understanding of the Biblical text to make the message of the Bible relevant in the contemporary world.
Contact. Rev Chris Hay
This is a very informal group which meets once a month on a Wednesday evening. All are welcome.
Contact: May Herron.
On a Thursday evening all of our hall accommodation is filled with young people enjoying a wide variety of games, crafts and sports. We provide activities for those at Primary School aged from 7 years old and meet from 6pm – 7.30pm.
Our session runs from September till Easter during school term and we have a great time whether it be playing indoor football, table tennis, snooker, board games or trying our hand at knitting or card making – to name but a few activities.
Contact: Alistair Ferguson
The Coffee Stop is a drop-in facility on a Friday morning all year round, and we can be found in the Large Hall between 10am and noon. You can come along every week or just pop in when you are passing. A warm welcome awaits you.
Contact: Joan MacGregor.
KNIT & KNATTER
Can you knit, crochet or cross-stitch? Or do you like to do other crafts that you would like to share with us? Why not come along and join our craft group! We meet once a fortnight on a Tuesday, 7pm-8:30pm in the lounge at the West Kirk’s church hall. You are welcome to join in with our charity knits or you can just bring along your own project to work on. Just bring your crafts supplies and £1 towards refreshments. All ages and skill levels are welcome!
Contact: Angela Pagan.
TODDLERS @ West Kirk
A happy group of children accompanied by their mum, dad or guardian who join in organized activities and play, music, crafts and an all-important snack time. Any contact should be made via the facebook page; Toddlers@WestKirk.
Contact: Kirsty Napier.
We also have non-church organizations using the premises these include:
Arbroath Male Voice Choir, In Harmony Choir, ‘Friends Of’ Choir and RNIB Talking Newspapers.
These organizations bring life to Arbroath West Kirk’s buildings making them a centre of outreach, religious life and mission in the community.