• 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.

  • Photos: Launch of the Aberdeen Centre of Mission

    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 […]

  • Photos from the Licensing at St James’ Church, Aberdeen

    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.   […]

  • Chairs available from St Thomas’, Aboyne

    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 events this week

    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 […]

  • Photos from the Installation of New Canons and Pioneer Evangelist

    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.

  • New Canons Elected to the Cathedral Chapter

    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 […]

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