• 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 […]

  • Cathedral receive grant from Friends of Cathedral Music

    Tonight, in a special service of Choral Evensong, St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen received a grant totalling £15,000 from the Friends of Cathedral Music (FCM) to support the work that takes place in the Cathedral.  The service was streamed live on the Diocesan Facebook page and can be viewed here. Pictured: The Lord Glenarthur (FCM Diocesan Representative), Professor […]

  • Rev’d Nick Bowry licensed as Curate of St Ninian’s and St Clement’s

    The Rev’d Nick Bowry has been licensed by Bishop Anne as Curate with responsibility for St Ninian’s Church, in addition to his current responsibilities at St Clement’s Church in Aberdeen. Photos from this mornings service are shown below:                      

  • Pioneer Evangelist for Aberdeen Centre of Mission appointed.

    Bishop Anne writes: Vanessa Pinto has been appointed Pioneer Evangelist in Aberdeen by the Church Army and the Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney. Vanessa will come to this post with experience of pioneer missional ministry in Yorkshire and London. She will have particular responsibility for the missional community in the Bridge of Don, Caf4e, and […]

  • New appointment at St James’ Church, Holburn Junction

      The Bishop is very pleased to announce that the Revd Ruth Green has been appointed to be Priest-in-Charge of St James the Less, Aberdeen. Ruth is currently Rector of St David of Scotland in the Diocese of Edinburgh. Ruth will be licensed in the New Year.

  • Photos from the Institution at St Mary’s Church, Carden Place

    The Rev’d Terry Taggart has been instituted as Rector of St Mary’s Church, Carden Place in Aberdeen.  We welcome Terry and his wife Sam to the Diocese.  Photos from the service are shown below. A text copy of the Bishop’s sermon is also available.

  • 2021: Provincial Year of Pilgrimage announced

    The College of Bishops is designating 2021 as a Provincial Year of Pilgrimage. The Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney, will act as lead bishop in this provincial initiative and says “In this designated year of pilgrimage we will be encouraging as many people as possible to make a holy journey of […]

  • Photos from Rev’d Joan Lyon’s last Sunday

    Bishop Anne writes: The Revd Joan Lyon will retire on 30 September 2018. Joan is moving to Stirling. We are very grateful for her ministry at St Ninian’s, Seaton, and in the Diocese. Joan has done much to support the refugee families arriving in the city. We pray for her at this time of transition. Following Joan’s […]

  • Rev’d Capt Gerry Bowyer Installed at Bieldside

    The Rev’d Captain Gerry Bowyer has been installed as Rector of St Devenick’s Church in Bieldside.  Photos from the day are available below. The Service was streamed live on our Facebook page and the video remains available to watch.  You can see it here. The order of service, and a text copy of the Bishop’s […]

  • Canon Neil Brice installed in the Cathedral

    The Revd Canon Neil Brice was installed as a canon of St Andrew’s Cathedral on Sunday. His stall is named for St Magnus, saint of the northern Isles. Neil is rector of St Magnus Church, Lerwick and St Colman’s Church, Burravoe.

  • Photos and Sermon from the Institution at Banchory

    The Rev’d Lynsay Downs has been Instituted and Installed as Rector of St Ternan’s Church in Banchory.  Photos from the service are shown below. Bishop Anne’s sermon is also available – the video was streamed live on our Facebook page and available here (no Facebook account is needed to view the video) and the text […]

  • A Centre of Mission for Aberdeen

    The Church Army and the United Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney are together establishing a Centre of Mission in Aberdeen City. The Centre of Mission will build on and extend the work done over a number of years by the Church Army Evangelists Gerry and Jo Bowyer. The Centre will be resourced from three locations, […]

  • News from Lerwick: St Magnus’ is revealing

    The Rev’d Canon Neil Brice, Rector of St Magnus’ Church, writes:   For many years now St Magnus Scottish Episcopal Church in Greenfield Place, Lerwick has been well known for a number of reasons. For some it is simply the most beautiful church in town. For others it is the fact that it is always […]

  • Upcoming Events – Installation and Institutions

    The Bishop has highlighted the following dates.  Please keep all those involved in your prayers.   Saturday 11 August at 2:00pm at St Ternan’s Church, Banchory: The Rev’d Lynsay Downs is to be instituted as Rector of St Ternan’s Church.     Sunday 2 September at 6:30pm at St Andrew’s Cathedral:  The Rev’d Canon Neil Brice, […]

  • New appointment at St Mary’s Church, Aberdeen

    Bishop Anne writes: I am pleased to announce that Revd Terry Taggart has been appointed Rector of St Mary’s, Carden Place, Aberdeen. Terry is currently the Rector of St Peter’s, Stornaway with St Moluag, Eoropaidh, Lewis and with responsibility for Christ Church, Harris. Terry will be instituted in the autumn.

  • New Northern Light available

    A new edition of Northern Light is shown below.  A printable PDF copy is also available, and paper copies should arrive in our churches by this coming Sunday. This edition, we are trialling a large print version.  Copies have been distributed as requested by churches.  If further copies are required, please contact the Diocesan IT […]

  • Thanksgiving service for Canon Lisa Eunson

    St Ternan’s, Banchory have prepared a thanksgiving service with Taize music to mark the anniversary of Lisa’s death. It will take place on Sunday 17 June 2018 at 6.30 pm in St Ternan’s Church, Banchory


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