• 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

  • Canon 4 (Election of Bishops) Amendment passed at General Synod

    Bishop Anne writes: This afternoon, the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church passed the motion that Canon 4 (of the Election of Bishops to Vacant Sees) be revised and amended as necessary. This motion began in the Synod of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, was adopted by the Faith and Order Board, and […]

  • New Appointment for St Devenick’s Church, Bieldside

    The Bishop has announced that the Rev’d Capt Gerry Bowyer is to be Rector of St Devenick’s Church in Bieldside. Gerry will be instituted in September.

  • Rev’d Neil Brice appointed to Chapter

    The Bishop has made the Rev’d Neil Brice a member of Chapter. Neil has an extensive and well respected ministry in Shetland. He is Rector of the churches of St Magnus, Lerwick and St Colman, Burravoe, and a Diocesan Clergy Representative on General Synod. His ministry is marked by an attention to pastoral care and […]

  • Photos from the Choral Festival

    Photos from the Diocesan Choral Festival are shown below. A video copy of Bishop Anne’s Sermon is also available.

  • Fellowship of St Andrew – a message from the Bishop

    Bishop Anne writes: In order to recognise and honour those who have made a significant contribution to the life of the Diocese and beyond I am inaugurating a Fellowship of St Andrew. Fellowships will be awarded to lay people who have made such a contribution over a good number of years, and whose gifts have […]

  • Civic Reception to honour St Andrew’s Cathedral

    A Civic Reception was held by the Lord Provost of Aberdeen on the evening of 15 May in the Town House. The Lord Provost was honouring the cathedral for the contribution made to the well-being of the City, and noting the consecration of the first female bishop in Scotland. In his speech before the dinner, […]

  • Emsley Nimmo walking for UCAN

    The Rev’d Dr Emsley Nimmo, the Rector of St Margaret’s Church, Aberdeen is walking next week in aid of UCAN.  The poster for his walk is shown below. You can support Emsley on his Just Giving page, or a sponsorship form and a gift aid form for those who wish to donate offline.

  • Photos from the Institution of Dennis Berk as Rector of Ellon and Cruden Bay

    Photos from the Installation of the Rev’d Dr Dennis Berk as Rector of St Mary-on-the-Rock, Ellon and St James-the-Less, Ellon are shown below. Video and Text copies of the Sermon are also available.

  • New Appointment at St Ternan’s Church, Banchory

    Bishop Anne is pleased to announce that the Rev’d Lynsay Downs is to be Rector of St Ternan’s Church in Banchory. Lynsay is currently Rector of St James the Less, Penicuik and St Mungo’s, West Linton in the Diocese of Edinburgh. Lynsay will move to Banchory in July and her institution will be in August.

  • New Northern Light available

    The Easter Edition of Northern Light is shown below.  A printable PDF version is also available for both Northern Light, and the insert that was distributed with it. The following pages are an insert that was distributed with Northern Light:

  • Centrepost for April

    Centrepost for April, giving details of events taking place around the Diocese is shown above.  A printable PDF version is also available.

  • Bishop Anne’s sermon from Chrism Mass

    Bishop Anne has released a text copy of the sermon she preached at the Chrism Mass held at St Andrew’s Cathedral yesterday.  It is shown below, and a printable PDF copy is also available.  The full service, including the sermon, was streamed on the Cathedral’s Facebook page and is available here. Ordinary Things – Holy […]

  • Photos from today’s Chrism Mass

    The Chrism Mass, in which the oils were blessed and the clergy renewed their vows, took place today at St Andrew’s Cathedral in Aberdeen.  Photos from the day are available below:


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