• Bishop’s Charge to Synod

    The Bishop has made a text copy of her sermon available.  A video copy will be made available later today. It is shown below, a printable PDF copy is also available.   Bishop of the United Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney Charge to Synod Saturday 17 March 2018 Today I have an opportunity to tell […]

  • A message from Bishop Anne: Visiting the Diocese

    I know that many of you are wondering how I will get about and visit the diocese.  Here is my plan. Public transport – when I can: I was heartened when I read in the Diocesan Profile that public transport is very good across the north-east. This does seem to be the case. When and where I […]

  • 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 […]

  • Diocesan Synod papers available

    Diocesan Synod takes place this coming Saturday at the Hilton Doubletree in Aberdeen, beginning with the Eucharist at 9:30am. Papers are available on the website: Agenda, minutes of last year’s Synod, and reports. Diocesan Statistics

  • Sermon preached by Bishop Anne – Sunday 4 March

    Bishop Anne has released a text copy of her first sermon in the Diocese, preached last Sunday, 4 March, at St Andrew’s Cathedral – an extract is shown below.  It is available in full here. There has been much speculation, some private, but much in the public domain, concerned with what my episcopate is going […]

  • Report on Bishop Bob Gillies trip to South Carolina

    Bishop Anne has shared the report from +Bob, our previous Bishop on his recent visit to South Carolina, USA. Setting the context of the visit, +Bob writes: Back in early 2016 the Trustees of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney presented Grace Church Cathedral, Charleston, The Episcopal Church in South Carolina, a reprint of the […]

  • Photos from the Consecration of Bishop Anne

    Photos telling the story of yesterday’s consecration of Bishop Anne are shown below. After the service, the Most Rev’d Mark strange, Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church said: “I am delighted that despite the weather conditions and travel difficulties, the Cathedral was full of people who simply rejoiced in response to the words “greet your […]

  • A Message from the Bishop Elect

    As I make my final preparations for my consecration on Thursday, this message comes to thank you all for the wave of prayer that is carrying me forward. Your cards, messages and greetings have been so welcome and encouraging. I am looking forward to meeting many of you in person on Thursday. I am aware […]

  • Centrepost for March 2018

    Centrepost for March is shown above.  A printable PDF file is also available.

  • Daily Offices to be streamed from Day of Prayer

    Following consultation with the Provost, the IT Officer is intending to stream the daily offices live from the Diocesan Day of Prayer at the Cathedral tomorrow to allow those unable to be with us in person to join us in prayer.  The streaming will be available on our Diocesan Facebook page (you should be able to […]

  • Provost calls Day of Prayer

    The Provost has called a day of prayer for the Diocese, to be held on Friday 16 February at St Andrew’s Cathedral.  Isaac writes: As we move towards the day of the Consecration and Enthronement of Anne Dyer as our next Bishop and as the custodian of your Cathedral, I feel moved to call our […]

  • 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 […]