• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Election of new Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney to pass to Bishops

    The process for electing a new Bishop involves a Preparatory Committee producing a shortlist of a minimum of three candidates for recommendation to the Electoral Synod.  The Preparatory Committee has announced today that it has been unable to recommend this minimum number of candidates for the election of a new Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney. The current electoral process will […]

  • Lisa Kei Eunson 1954-2017

    My Dear Friends With great sadness I  must inform you that the Rev’d Canon Lisa Eunson died early this morning.  Lisa has journeyed through her illness with remarkable faith and with great concern for all of us and for the church she loved. Rest Eternal Grant unto her O Lord. Blessings +Mark LISA KEI EUNSON […]