Banchory – St Ternan’s Church

St Ternan’s is a growing medium-sized congregation which worships God across the spectrum of liturgical styles.  The music from choir and organists, along with the 2nd Sunday acoustic musicians, adds depth and beauty to our gatherings.  The Sunday School programme includes regular faith stories told in the style of Godly Play, interspersed with lessons in the theme of hospitality, gardening, and other activities which teach about God’s world and God’s love.  There are regular fellowship gatherings and study groups for adults.

Seasonal Services:

Advent and Christmas Services:

Tuesday 18 December:

  • 8pm: Advent Taize in Church:  A quiet, contemplative sung service with St Columba’s Church.

Wednesdays in Advent (5, 12 and 19 December)

  • 7:00pm-9:00pm: Advent Supper Club in the Hall.  Enjoy a short film, some food, and time for discussion before a closing prayer.

Sunday 16 December – Advent 3:

  • 8:00am: Holy Communion in traditional language
  • 11:00am: Choice of two services:
    • Choral matins in the church
    • All age worship with crib rehearsal in the hall.

Sunday 23 December – Advent 4:

  • 8:00am: Holy Communion in traditional language
  • 11:00am: Sung Communion with Sunday School

Monday 24 December – Christmas Eve:

  • 4:00pm: A simple service of Christmas Carols with a telling of the Nativity story, especially suitable for children.
  • 9:30pm: Midnight in Bethlehem Sung Communion

Tuesday 25 December – Christmas Day:

  • 11:00am: Holy Communion


Regular Services and Events:


  • 8:00am: Holy Communion
  • 11:00am:
    • First, second and fourth Sundays of the month: Parish Eucharist with choirs
    • Third Sunday of the month: 9:30am All age service and Mattins at 11:00am
    • Fifth Sunday of the month: Family Eucharist
  • 6:30pm:  Evensong (First Sunday of the month only)


  • 9:00am:  Discussion on bible study


  • 10:15am:  Holy Communion

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