The Bishop is pleased to announce that she will be making the Revd Dr Emsley Nimmo Dean Emeritus at the Diocesan Choir Festival at the Cathedral, 6.30pm, Sunday 16 June. This is an honorary title, given in recognition of Fr Emsley’s ministry in the Diocese as Dean. Everyone is warmly invited to this service to participate in […]
The latest newsletter for the Scottish Episcopal Institute is shown below. A PDF copy is also available.
Bishop Anne’s sermon, delivered at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen. A PDF copy is available here. No more Single-use (Some things the Resurrection teaches us…) Language changes, year on year, and the new words appearing in our vocabulary say something about our values. The word of the year last year, 2018, was single-use. We […]
Bishop Anne’s latest Press and Journal column is now available online: Bishop Anne Dyer: It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it – why Easter is a time to roll up our sleeves and get stuck in
The latest edition of Northern Light is shown below. A PDF file edition is available here. Paper copies should be available in all of our churches, and additional copies are available from the Diocesan Office.
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).
It is with sadness that we announce that Ruth Salthouse of St Kentigern’s, Ballater, died on Thursday 4th April following a long illness. Many will have known her through her work in the Diocese. Her funeral will be held on Monday 15th April at 12pm in St Kentigern’s. All are welcome to attend.
The Diocesan Treasurer, Lorraine Paisey, has presented our Diocesan Assistant Treasurer Ian Fraser with gifts and messages from the Diocese on this the day of his retirement. We wish him a long and happy retirement.
Bishop Anne’s latest column in the press and journal is now available on the Press and Journal website. It is titled “We can all be much more dementia friendly”. You can read it online at here.
Bishop Anne has launched her Bishop’s Lent Appeal for this year. The leaflet is shown below, and is also available as a printable PDF file.
The new convent buildings for the Society of our Lady of the Isles (SOLI), and the ground on which they stand on the Shetland Island of Unst have been consecrated in a ceremony held on Monday 18 February.
The Aberdeen City Centre of Mission, a joint initiative between the Diocese and the Church Army was launched with a worship gathering yesterday evening. The Rev’d Canon Gerry Bowyer CA was licensed as the lead evangelist and Jo Bowyer was licensed as a Team Evangelist. Vee Pinto was licensed as a Pioneer Evangelist for the Centre […]
The Rev’d Dr Ruth Green has been installed as Priest-in-Charge of St James’ Church, Aberdeen by Bishop Anne. Photos and resources from the sermon are available below: Bishop Anne welcomes Ruth and her family and the rest of the congregation to the service The first reading was read by Ruth’s husband, Michael. […]
The church chairs in St Thomas’ church Aboyne are shortly to be replaced. The existing chairs – see the attached photos – are the original chairs provided for the church in 1909, and we are looking for new homes for them. The chairs are all oak, with unique cross design built into the backrest. There […]
A reminder of two events due to take place this week: Thursday 17 January, 7.30pm, Licensing of Revd Dr Ruth Green as Priest-in-Charge, St James the Less, Aberdeen (Clergy and lay readers to robe, liturgical colour is white) Sunday 20 January, 4pm, Three Cathedrals Service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, St Machar’s […]
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.
Bishop Anne writes: Two members of the House of Clergy have been elected to vacancies on Chapter. The Revd Capt Gerry Bowyer and the Revd Vittoria Hancock will be installed at the Cathedral on Sunday 25 November at 6.30pm during a service of Festal Evensong for Christ the King. Also in this service, the Bishop […]
Tonight, in a special service of Choral Evensong, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen received a grant totalling £15,000 from the Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM) to support the work that takes place in the Cathedral. The service was streamed live on the Diocesan Facebook page and can be viewed here. Pictured: The Lord Glenarthur (FCM Diocesan Representative), Professor […]
The Rev’d Nick Bowry has been licensed by Bishop Anne as Curate with responsibility for St Ninian’s Church, in addition to his current responsibilities at St Clement’s Church in Aberdeen. Photos from this mornings service are shown below:
Bishop Anne writes: Vanessa Pinto has been appointed Pioneer Evangelist in Aberdeen by the Church Army and the Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney. Vanessa will come to this post with experience of pioneer missional ministry in Yorkshire and London. She will have particular responsibility for the missional community in the Bridge of Don, Caf4e, and […]
The Bishop is very pleased to announce that the Revd Ruth Green has been appointed to be Priest-in-Charge of St James the Less, Aberdeen. Ruth is currently Rector of St David of Scotland in the Diocese of Edinburgh. Ruth will be licensed in the New Year.
The Rev’d Terry Taggart has been instituted as Rector of St Mary’s Church, Carden Place in Aberdeen. We welcome Terry and his wife Sam to the Diocese. Photos from the service are shown below. A text copy of the Bishop’s sermon is also available.
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 […]
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 […]
The Rev’d Captain Gerry Bowyer has been installed as Rector of St Devenick’s Church in Bieldside. Photos from the day are available below. The Service was streamed live on our Facebook page and the video remains available to watch. You can see it here. The order of service, and a text copy of the Bishop’s […]
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