• Street Pastors Prayer Week: 28 October to 3 November

    The Street Pastors, with their parent organisation, the Ascension Trust are holding a week of prayer next week from 28 October to 3 November. There are a number of Street Pastors who are members of our congregations, so please hold them and all of the street pastors in Aberdeen, Orkney and Peterhead, and across the […]

     
  • Opportunity: Retreat in Daily Life – Lent 2020

    The Epiphany Group members in Aberdeen are planning to offer a retreat in daily life to run during Lent, 2020 from Sunday 23 February to Saturday 4 April. Information about the retreat is available below.  For more information, or to register for the retreat, please contact Carole Phelan at .     What is a […]

     
  • Retiral of our Diocesan Secretary

    Bishop Anne writes: After many years of very faithful service,  John Whittall is retiring from the role of Diocesan Secretary.  He is stepping down at this point in the year so that a successor can be identified before the next Diocesan Synod. There will be an opportunity to thank John for his service to the […]

     
  • Churches open for prayer this weekend for political and community reconciliation

    The College of Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church has asked each congregation to open their doors on the weekend of 5 and 6 October to create a space for people in their community to offer prayer. The College hopes that the Church can offer this opportunity for reflection on the continuing divisions that we […]

  • Bishop Anne’s latest P&J Column

    Bishop Anne’s latest column in The Press and Journal was published today  It can be read at: Anne Dyer: It is not just that words themselves can hurt -they can make people pick up sticks and stones too

     
  • Mike Blake, Jenny Holden and Jean Souter ordained Deacon

    Mike Blake, Jenny Holden and Jean Souter were ordained deacon by Bishop Anne in a service at St Andrew’s Cathedral on Saturday.  A copy of Bishop Anne’s sermon from Saturday can be found here. Mike is to serve at St Andrew’s Church, Alford, and Jenny is to serve at St John’s Church, Aberdeen.  Jean is […]

  • Harvest edition of Northern Light available

    The Harvest edition of Northern Light is shown below, and paper copies are available in all of our churches or from the Diocesan Office.  A printable PDF copy is also available here.

     
  • Bishop Anne’s latest P&J Column

    Bishop Anne’s latest column in The Press and Journal is now available here on the Press and Journal website. It is titled:  “There is no other word for it – the system for looking after our older people is in crisis”.

     
  • Nominated Canons

    The Bishop of Connecticut and the Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney are pleased to announce their nominations for canons to each other’s cathedrals. The Revd Rebekah Hatch has been nominated by Bishop Ian Douglas to be a canon of St Andrew’s Cathedral Aberdeen. In making this nomination Bishop Ian said: ‘The Revd Rebekah Hatch is […]

  • +Anne in the P&J: Don’t blame God for the “biblical” weather

    Bishop Anne’s latest column is featured in todays Press and Journal with the headline “Don’t blame God for the “biblical” weather – we created this crisis all by ourselves”. You can read it at here.  

     
  • Bishop Anne’s latest Column in the Press and Journal

    Bishop Anne has published her latest column in The Press and Journal.  It is available online: Anne Dyer: At risk of being overtaken by life? Strange it seems, the slow lane is the place to be

     
  • Centrepost for July and August now available

    Centrepost for July and August is shown below.  A printable PDF copy is also available. It has been wonderful to have so many contributions of events from our congregations which has meant that many of the ecumenical and other events and dates of interest have not been included due to lack of space.  All of […]

     
  • Photos from the Diocesan Choral Festival

    The annual Diocesan Choral Festival took place last night in St Andrew’s Cathedral, with singers from around the Diocese. During the service, the Very Rev’d Dr Emsley Nimmo was licensed as Dean Emeritus of the Diocese.

  • Rubbish Challenge

    Currently on display in Ballater Library is a bag of rubbish. The Rev Canon Vittoria Hancock and Ballater CAN are challenging the people of Upper Deeside to save their non-recyclable and non-reusable rubbish from 6th June – 28th June, to see how low they can go. For the last 6 weeks, Vittoria has been collecting […]

     
  • Emsley Nimmo appointed Dean Emeritus

    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 […]

     
  • New SEI Newsletter available

    The latest newsletter for the Scottish Episcopal Institute is shown below.  A PDF copy is also available.    

     
  • Bishop Anne’s Easter Sermon

    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’s latest Press and Journal Article

    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

  • New Northern Light available online

    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.

     
  • 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).

     
  • Ruth Salthouse

    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.

     
  • Diocesan Assistant Treasurer Retires

    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 Column in the Press and Journal

    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.

     
  • 2019 Bishop’s Lent Appeal

    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.  

  • New Convent Buildings Consecrated

    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.

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