• Joint announcement from Diocese and Westhill

    The Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney and Westhill Community Church near Aberdeen – formerly part of the Scottish Episcopal Church – have reached agreement on the way forward following a vote by the members of Westhill Community Church on the 17th January 2019 to leave the Scottish Episcopal Church and follow a different path. The […]

  • Ordination of Godwin Chimara and Ferdinand von Prondzynski

    On Saturday (September 23) the Rt Rev Dr John Armes ordained Godwin Chimara and Ferdinand von Prondzynski as Deacons at a special service at St John’s, Aberdeen. Following their ordinations both Godwin and Ferdinand will continue in the Diocese, with Godwin to serve as Assistant Curate at St John’s and St James’s, Aberdeen; and Ferdinand […]

  • Letter to the Diocese from the Acting Bishop

    The Rt Rev Dr John Armes has issued a letter to the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney, updating members of the Diocese announcing details of the 2023 Diocesan Synod as well a number of clergy appointments. Bishop John is currently serving as Acting Bishop in Aberdeen & Orkney. As we enter Advent and plunge into […]

  • Diocesan Synod 2020: Day Two

    Day two of the Aberdeen & Orkney Diocesan Synod began with morning prayer and the Bishop’s Charge. Bishop Anne spoke about her “growing love of the people and places of this Diocese.” She went on to speak about the case for optimism in the Diocese. Saying that there are places where “we are the only […]

  • Bishop Anne’s Charge to Synod

    The Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney delivered her charge during the meeting of the Diocesan Synod, in Aberdeen on 29 February. If you cannot view the video on this website, please click here.

  • Diocesan Synod 2020: Day One

    Today (Friday 28 February) was the opening of the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney’s Synod and conference. The delegates to Synod gathered in Aberdeen from across the Diocese where they were welcomed by the Rt Rev Anne Dyer who then introduced Dr Steve Aisthorpe, a Mission Development Worker for the Church of Scotland, who lead […]

  • Mothers’ Union Worldwide President at St. Andrew’s Cathedral

    The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation in the Anglican/Episcopal Church that has been supporting families worldwide for over 140 years, with over 4 million members in 84 countries. GOD Willing, the Mothers’ Union Aberdeen and Orkney Diocese will be welcoming our worldwide President – Mrs Sheran Harper, at the St. Andrew’s Cathedral Church Aberdeen, on […]

  • Diocesan Office closed for Easter Weekend

    Please be advised the Diocesan Office will be closed for the Easter Weekend from Thursday, 18th April 2019 until Tuesday, 23rd April 2019 inclusive. Should you need to be in contact with Bishop Anne, please contact her on her home telephone number : 01224 310399 (Thursday 18 April to Monday 22 April only).

  • Photos from the Installation of New Canons and Pioneer Evangelist

    The Rev’d Canon Vittoria Hancock and Rev’d Canon Gerry Bowyer Ca have been installed as members of the Cathedral Chapter.  Also at this service, Vanessa Pinto was licensed as a Pioneer Evangelist in the City of Aberdeen. Photos from the service are shown below.  Video and text copies of Bishop Anne’s sermons are also available.

  • 2021: Provincial Year of Pilgrimage announced

    The College of Bishops is designating 2021 as a Provincial Year of Pilgrimage. The Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney, will act as lead bishop in this provincial initiative and says “In this designated year of pilgrimage we will be encouraging as many people as possible to make a holy journey of […]

  • Photos from Rev’d Joan Lyon’s last Sunday

    Bishop Anne writes: The Revd Joan Lyon will retire on 30 September 2018. Joan is moving to Stirling. We are very grateful for her ministry at St Ninian’s, Seaton, and in the Diocese. Joan has done much to support the refugee families arriving in the city. We pray for her at this time of transition. Following Joan’s […]

  • Canon Neil Brice installed in the Cathedral

    The Revd Canon Neil Brice was installed as a canon of St Andrew’s Cathedral on Sunday. His stall is named for St Magnus, saint of the northern Isles. Neil is rector of St Magnus Church, Lerwick and St Colman’s Church, Burravoe.

  • New appointment at St Mary’s Church, Aberdeen

    Bishop Anne writes: I am pleased to announce that Revd Terry Taggart has been appointed Rector of St Mary’s, Carden Place, Aberdeen. Terry is currently the Rector of St Peter’s, Stornaway with St Moluag, Eoropaidh, Lewis and with responsibility for Christ Church, Harris. Terry will be instituted in the autumn.

  • Rev’d Neil Brice appointed to Chapter

    The Bishop has made the Rev’d Neil Brice a member of Chapter. Neil has an extensive and well respected ministry in Shetland. He is Rector of the churches of St Magnus, Lerwick and St Colman, Burravoe, and a Diocesan Clergy Representative on General Synod. His ministry is marked by an attention to pastoral care and […]

  • Fellowship of St Andrew – a message from the Bishop

    Bishop Anne writes: In order to recognise and honour those who have made a significant contribution to the life of the Diocese and beyond I am inaugurating a Fellowship of St Andrew. Fellowships will be awarded to lay people who have made such a contribution over a good number of years, and whose gifts have […]

  • New Appointment at Ellon and Cruden Bay

    We are pleased to announce the imminent arrival of a new Rector for St Mary’s, Ellon, and St James, Cruden Bay, The Revd Dr Dennis B. A. Berk. Dennis was born in the United States. Growing up in Pennsylvania, he later went to Illinois where he graduated with a degree in psychology from Wheaton College. After […]

  • Diocesan Synod papers available

    Diocesan Synod takes place this coming Saturday at the Hilton Doubletree in Aberdeen, beginning with the Eucharist at 9:30am. Papers are available on the website: Agenda, minutes of last year’s Synod, and reports. Diocesan Statistics

  • Daily Offices to be streamed from Day of Prayer

    Following consultation with the Provost, the IT Officer is intending to stream the daily offices live from the Diocesan Day of Prayer at the Cathedral tomorrow to allow those unable to be with us in person to join us in prayer.  The streaming will be available on our Diocesan Facebook page (you should be able to […]

  • Provost calls Day of Prayer

    The Provost has called a day of prayer for the Diocese, to be held on Friday 16 February at St Andrew’s Cathedral.  Isaac writes: As we move towards the day of the Consecration and Enthronement of Anne Dyer as our next Bishop and as the custodian of your Cathedral, I feel moved to call our […]

  • Memorial Service for Margie Cox

    A Memorial and Thanksgiving Service for Lay Reader Margie Cox is to be held at Leochel Cushnie Church of Scotland on March 22nd at 11am. Margie died unexpectedly on New Years Eve.  As a Lay Reader she served in the Donside Congregations from her home at Newton House for many years. In 2002 she transferred to St […]

  • Margaret Cox RIP

    Mrs Margaret Cox, ‘ Margie’, died unexpectedly on New Years Eve. There is to be a Thanksgiving Service for her life, probably at St Andrew’s, Alford. More details will follow when they are known. As a Lay Reader she served in the Donside Congregations from her home at Newton House for many years. In 2002 […]

  • Rev’d Ian Ferguson resigns from Cathedral Chapter

    Bishop Mark writes: My Dear Friends I have received a letter from Canon Ian Ferguson with his resignation from the Cathedral Chapter. I would like to thank Ian for his hard work and support as a member of Chapter. I would personally wish to thank him for his pastoral care for me during this lengthy […]

  • Photos from Sunday’s Service at the Cathedral

    Choral Evensong was led by the Primus and Cathedral Choir.

  • Historic bonds of communion shared in visit to Aberdeen by the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church (TEC)

    The Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church in the US (TEC) the Most Rev Michael Curry will preach in a special service in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen on Sunday 5 November. The Service is being held to install the Rev Dr Canon Charles Robertson from TEC as an Honorary Canon of St Andrew’s Cathedral and […]

  • Churches Opening for Doors Open Day

    This year, the following churches will be open specifically for Doors Open Day: Aberdeen City (Saturday 9 September – 10:00am-4:00pm): St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen St John’s Church, Aberdeen. Tea and Coffee will be available. St Ninian’s Church, Aberdeen – Open for some peace and quiet and refreshments. There will be a short service of Choral Evensong […]