• Stay-at-home for worship: Sunday 29 March

    Sunday 29 March – Lent 5 – Passiontide begins The gospel reading today is the story of the raising of Lazarus. (Image here painting by Vincent Van Gogh, Raising of Lazarus, after Rembrandt) 11am Stay-at-home for on-line worship The service this week will be led by Rt Revd Dr John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh, from […]

  • National Day of Prayer – Sunday 22 March

          Today is a National Day of Prayer, for our nation and for the world caught in this COVID-19 crisis. You are invited to light a candle and place it in your window at 7pm this evening. As you do this pray for those who part of the front line services, for those […]

  • Sermon for Lent 3 – St John’s, Aberdeen

    The sermon preached today at St Johns’, Aberdeen, by the Revd Dr Jenny Holden. Exodus 17:1-7 / Romans 5:1-11 / John 4:5-42 Introduction When was the last time you had to go and speak to someone that you didn’t want to? Perhaps asking for help in a store? Perhaps asking someone to move their car […]

  • The installation of the Very Revd Dr Dennis Berk as Dean

    At the Diocesan Synod Eucharist on Friday the Very Revd Dr Dennis Berk was licensed and installed as Dean of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. The Dean is seen here, on the right of the Bishop, together with members of Chapter.

  • The Bishop’s Sermon at the Synod Eucharist

    Do you love me? (John 21: 15-19) Do you love me? We have just heard the risen Jesus Christ ask this question of Peter three times. Do you love me? And at each affirmative reply, Jesus gives him a direction. Feed my lambs Tend my sheep Feed my sheep Put at its simplest – here […]

  • Diocesan Synod 2020: Day Two

    Day two of the Aberdeen & Orkney Diocesan Synod began with morning prayer and the Bishop’s Charge. Bishop Anne spoke about her “growing love of the people and places of this Diocese.” She went on to speak about the case for optimism in the Diocese. Saying that there are places where “we are the only […]

  • Bishop Anne’s Charge to Synod

    The Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney delivered her charge during the meeting of the Diocesan Synod, in Aberdeen on 29 February. If you cannot view the video on this website, please click here.

  • Diocesan Synod 2020: Day One

    Today (Friday 28 February) was the opening of the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney’s Synod and conference. The delegates to Synod gathered in Aberdeen from across the Diocese where they were welcomed by the Rt Rev Anne Dyer who then introduced Dr Steve Aisthorpe, a Mission Development Worker for the Church of Scotland, who lead […]

  • Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2020

    Say Yes to Less:  This Lent, the Bishop is encouraging everyone in the diocese to live more simply. The purpose of this appeal is to help us all, as individuals, vestries and congregations, to live in a more sustainable way. The intention is that we might consume less to the benefit of the planet and […]

  • CentrePost for February and March 2020 now available

    The CentrePost for February and March 2020 is available as a pdf from here  

  • Mothers’ Union Worldwide President at St. Andrew’s Cathedral

    The Mothers’ Union is a Christian organisation in the Anglican/Episcopal Church that has been supporting families worldwide for over 140 years, with over 4 million members in 84 countries. GOD Willing, the Mothers’ Union Aberdeen and Orkney Diocese will be welcoming our worldwide President – Mrs Sheran Harper, at the St. Andrew’s Cathedral Church Aberdeen, on […]

  • On the day the UK leaves the European Union a Statement by the Primus

    Statement on the United Kingdom leaving the European Union from the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, on behalf of the College of Bishops   Today the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. The decision taken by the people of these islands in […]

  • Northern Light, December 2019

    Paper copies are available from any of our churches or from the Diocesan office.  A printable version of Northern Light is available Here        

  • Christmas Services and Activities in December

    With so much going on in December it can be hard to keep track of what’s going on where. With that in mind here is a list (day by day, church by church) of all the Christmas related Services and activities happening in the diocese during December this year:     Advent Sunday, 1 December […]

  • CentrePost for December and January now available

    The CentrePost for December 2019 and January 2020 is available as a pdf from here

  • 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.  


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