Management

Arbroath West KirkThe congregation is managed under the Model Deed Constitution.  This means that spiritual and pastoral matters are dealt with by ordained Elders, who form the Kirk Session, and the day to day running of the congregation is managed by the Congregational Board, made up of elected members and Elders.
 
Kirk Session
The Kirk Session meets every two months and also meets for conferences and fellowship events. There is an ongoing programme of Mission to the Parish by Parish Visitation and Open Days have been held to give access to the sanctuary for reflection while promoting the work of church organisations in the halls.

Contact with members of the congregation is maintained through visits by District Elders.  Approximately 55 Elders visit members in their district, at least three times a year, delivering Communion cards for our main Communion services.  Maintaining a supportive link with organisations is also a priority and appointed Elders visit these groups on an annual basis. 

The Session provides financial support in various areas of congregational life, e.g. by providing resource material for the Sunday School and funding the awards for the Young Worshippers League. There are also fund raising activities to support Charities, including Christian Aid, Church of Scotland HIV/AIDS project and Shelter.

The Session strives to ensure that the Church premises are available to all. An induction loop system has been in operation in the Church and Large Hall for many years and disabled access and facilities are provided throughout ground floor areas.  A British Sign Language Interpreter attends the main Communion service three times a year.

Congregational Board
The Board is made up of 36 Elders and a maximum of 36 elected members of the congregation. The Board normally meets every second month and has four committees; Finance, Stewardship, Fabric and Social. The work of the committees includes organising  fund raising events;  maintenance of the Freewill Offering scheme and Gift Aid;  overseeing a programme of maintenance, repair, renewal and redecoration of church property; organising various activities for fellowship and raising money for other charities -   Harvest Thanksgiving Soup Lunch, Easter Morning Breakfast, Mince pies at Christmas, Cheese and Wine evenings, Quiz Evenings, Walking Treasure Hunt. Tea and coffee after the Sunday service is also a regular feature.