Thurso West Church of Scotland

Diary & Events

11.15 am Sunday - Service with Sunday School ex school holidays

Other Services

  & Activities



 Thurso West is a friendly and caring church where all are welcome to join us in traditional but innovative worship. 

The Church of Scotland shares much of its history with the reformed churches of Europe. Throughout the years since the Reformation we have shared ideas, preachers, aspirations and difficulties together. The 21st Century brings a whole host of new challenges that we all must face together as churches in Europe, and the World Mission council is dedicated to walking alongside, learning from and working with our European partners individually as well as in European forums such as the Conference of European Churches. From time to time, ministers from our partner churches seek to come and serve for between one and three years as a minister in a Scottish congregation. Through the Ministries Council in partnership with the World Mission Council, we are delighted to have secured the services of a partner minister and welcome our new minister from the Czech Republic, Rev Ida Tenglerova and her family.


​Caithness Presbytery website may be found at

Scottish Charity No. SCO007248



Worship Group

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 9 December

​Pentland View on 11 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 Theme for 2018-19 is 'Seeking the Way'

Thursday 18 October - Ann Johnson (spinning)

Thursday 1 November - Johanna Geddes (Boys' Brigade)

Saturday 17 November - Guild Week Service in West Church at 2.30pm

Monday 3 December - United Guilds' Lunch

Thursday 6 December - Nancy Swanson (trip to India)

Thursday 20 December - Christmas Celebration

Social Committee

The committee organise many different events throughout the year. A series of Summer Coffee Evenings will be held 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 and Easter Services; Primary School services

Music in Thurso

Concert season runs from September through to March.

Friday 19 October 2018 - The Maxwell String Quartet

Friday 23 November 2018 - All Sorts Vocal Quartet

Friday 14 December 2018 - The Korca Ensemble (Clarinet, Violin and Piano)

Tuesday 15 January 2019 - Babayaga (Saxophone and Harp)

Wednesday 6 February 2019 - Sinopia String Quartet

Friday 22 March 2019 - The Edinburgh Piano Duo


Christian Aid

​Donations are collected during Christian Aid week.

Rotary Club  Thurso

Annual Speechmaking event in September.

Practice Interviews are held in November for university applicants and February/March for apprenticeships.

Forthcoming events

Saturday 17 November - Guild Week service in West Church at 2.30pm

Kirk Session meeting - Tuesday 20 November at 7pm

Congregational Board meeting - Wednesday 28 November at 7pm

Diary & Events