Aberdeen – St Margaret’s Church

St Margaret’s offers Liturgy in the High Church/Catholic, Scottish Episcopalian tradition. We aim to continue to be a spiritual oasis in the city’s East End.

Lent Services and Activities

Lent Study

A journey through Lent through Art, Music and Scripture:  Reflections with Scripture, Music and Paintings that connect with the Readings in the Lectionary.  This is offered at two times:

  • Tuesdays in Lent (12, 19, 26 March; 2, 9 April):
    • 11:00am: Mass
    • 11:30am: First Reflection
    • 12:15pm: Lunch
    • 12:45pm: Second Reflection
    • 1:30pm: Finish
  • Wednesdays in Lent (13, 20, 27 March; 3, 10 April):
    • 7:00pm: Mass
    • 7:30pm: First Reflection
    • 8:15pm: Coffee
    • 8:30pm: Second Reflection
    • 9:15pm: Finish


Holy Week and Easter Services and Activities:

Sunday 14 April – Palm Sunday:

  • 10:30am: Blessing of Palms and Parish Mass
  • 7:00pm: Stations of the Cross (8-14) and Benediction

Monday 15 April – Monday in Holy Week:

  • 7:30am: Matins
  • 12:30pm: Stations of the Cross (1-7) at St Peter’s Catholic Church
  • 7:00pm: Low Mass followed by Compline

Tuesday 16 April – Tuesday in Holy Week:

  • 7:30am: Matins
  • 11:00am: Low Mass
  • 12:30pm: Stations of the Cross (8-14) at St Margaret’s
  • 7:00pm: Low Mass followed by Compline

Wednesday 17 April – Wednesday in Holy Week:

  • 7:30am: Matins
  • 11:00am-3:00pm: Church Open
  • 7:00pm: Low Mass
  • 7:30pm: Tenebrae

Thursday 18 April – Maundy Thursday:

  • 7:30am: Matins
  • 11:00am-3:00pm: Church Open
  • 7:30pm: Solemn Mass of the Last Supper followed by Stripping of the Altars and commencement of the Vigil at the Altar of Repose

Friday 19 April – Good Friday:

  • 10:00am: Matins and Litany
  • 10:30am: Rosary
  • 11:15am: Fr Emsley available to hear Confessions
  • 7:00pm: End of Vigil at Altar of Repose
  • 7:30pm: The Veneration of the Cross and the Liturgy of the Pre-sanctified

Saturday 20 April – Saturday in Holy Week:

  • 10:00am: Matins
  • 10:45pm: Easter Vigil Ceremonies and First Mass of Easter (by candlelight)

Sunday 21 April – Easter Sunday:

  • 10:30am: Parish Mass and Baptism followed by buffet lunch
  • 3:00pm: Solemn Evensong and Benediction

Regular Services:


  • 10:30am:  Parish Mass
  • 7:00pm:  Evensong and Benediction


  • 11:00am:  Low Mass


  • 7:00pm:  Low Mass

Other Saints and Holy Days


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