Diocesan newsletter 14 – 24 June 2020
St Mary Episcopal Church in Carden Place, Aberdeen is to become the pro-cathedral of the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney, when the Cathedral Church of St Andrew closes temporarily later this year. The Right Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney, was written a letter to the diocese explaining the situation, which you can […]
Canon Lynsay Downs reflects on the experiences of social restrictions because of COVID-19 from the perspective of disability theologies.
The Scottish Episcopal Church decided, the week before lockdown began, that the best way to love its adherents and their families was to close church buildings to public worship, encouraging people to stay at home. This decision has been understood in many ways, from over-cautious and unnecessary, to fearful and uncaring but it was rooted […]
Diocesan newsletter 7 – 6 May 2020
The Bishop has recorded a message to the Diocese.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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