• 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 […]

  • Aberdeen and Orkney Bishop Elect prepares for consecration

    Preparations are underway for the consecration of the Rev Canon Anne Dyer as the new Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney. The service of Consecration will take place on Thursday 1 March at 1pm in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen. Invitations will be sent out shortly. In addition to a large number of clergy trained by Canon […]

  • 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 […]

  • Christmas Message from our Bishop Elect

    To the clergy and people of the United Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney: Good news of great joy for all people. I am taking a moment between carol services and home visits to send you greetings and assurance of my prayers as we come to the celebration of Christmas. Preparing for the hospitality offered in […]

  • New Northern Light available online

    The latest edition of Northern Light is shown below.  A printable PDF copy is also available.        

  • Centrepost for December and January now available online

    Centrepost, giving news of events and happenings due to take place around the Diocese in the next few months, is shown above.  A printable PDF copy is also available.

  • Rev’d Dr Emsley Nimmo resigns as Dean

    Bishop Mark writes: My Dear friends, I am writing this letter to inform you that I have received and responded to a letter of resignation from the Dean, The Very Rev Dr Emsley Nimmo. This resignation is with immediate effect. I want to thank Emsley on behalf of the Diocese for the work he has […]

  • 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 […]

  • New Music Collection from Deeside

    A new Music Collection has been published in Deeside.   The collection gathers together some of the compositions of Sheila Maxwell, the organist at St Thomas’s Episcopal Church in Aboyne. When Sheila Maxwell celebrated her 80th birthday last November the idea was proposed of marking her significant contribution to Church music, by publishing some of her […]

  • A Message to the Diocese from the Bishop-Elect

    My greetings to you all in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. This comes to let you know my delight at being elected to be your next bishop, and to thank you for the many lovely and welcoming messages that I have received in the last few days. As you might imagine, receiving such […]

  • First female Bishop in the Scottish Episcopal Church is elected the new Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney

    The Episcopal Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church today elected the Rev Canon Anne Dyer as the new Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney. Canon Dyer is Rector of Holy Trinity church, Haddington (since 2011). Her wider church involvement includes being a member of the Scottish Episcopal Institute Council and a member of General Synod. Being […]

  • Episcopal Synod to take place in Aberdeen

    An Episcopal Synod will take place in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen at 3pm on Thursday 9 November. At that meeting the bishops intend to elect a new Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney.  

  • 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 […]

  • St Margaret’s Church, Aberdeen celebrate 150 year Anniversary

    St Margaret’s Church, Aberdeen celebrated their 150 year Anniversary on Sunday 8 October.  The church was founded by John Comper as a Mission Church out of St John’s Church, Aberdeen. The celebrations took place in three parts: Parish Mass followed by a shared lunch. Procession from St John’s Church to St Margaret’s Church, via St […]

  • Bible Reading Fellowship launches Parenting for Faith

    The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) has launched ‘Parenting for Faith’ in partnership with author and speaker Rachel Turner. Parents are the primary disciplers of their children, and this nationwide programme aims to resource parents, carers and church families to feel confident as they help children on their own journey of life with God.  In the […]

  • New Centrepost available

    Centrepost, showing events due to take place around the Diocese, is shown above. A printable PDF copy is also available.

  • Diocese of Mthatha New Bishop Apointment

    The new Bishop of our Twin Diocese of Mthatha is to be The Rt Rev’d Nkosinathi Ndwandwe, who currently serves as the Suffragan Bishop of Natal.  Bishop Ndwandwe succeeds Bishop Sitembele Mzamane who retired at the end of 2016.  The election took place on Monday 25 September. Please keep Bishop Ndwandwe, his family, and the […]

  • 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 […]

  • September Centrepost now available:

    Centrepost for September is now available (shown above).  A printable PDF Copy is also available.  

  • Photos from the Licensing at Kincardine O’Neil

    The Rev’d David Greenwood was yesterday licensed as Priest-in-Charge of Christ Church, Kincardine O’Neil by Bishop Mark. Photos telling the story of the day are shown below.  A video copy of Bishop Mark’s sermon is also available.  

  • 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 […]

  • New Centrepost Available

    Centrepost, giving information of events taking place around the Diocese is shown above for July and August.  A printable PDF version is also available.  

  • New Northern Light Available

    The latest edition of Northern Light is now available below.  A printable PDF version is also available and paper copies are available from our churches.              

  • Funeral of the Rev’d Canon Lisa Eunson

    The funeral of Rev Canon Lisa Eunson will take place on Saturday 1st July at 12 noon in St Ternan’s Church, Banchory.  All welcome. The service will be followed by a private service of cremation. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Green Shoots Trust by contacting trustee Ken Elliott at moc.l1516764166oa@tt1516764166oille1516764166dmk1516764166. Louise […]