• Mediation Process

    The details of the mediation process for the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney have been published. The mediation will be offered by the University of Dundee’s Mediation and Early Resolution Team. You can find the details here:

     
  • Episcopal Synod update

    Mediation Steering Group established for Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney The Episcopal Synod, comprising all seven diocesan bishops, met online as planned this morning to consider the setting up of an independent mediation process The Synod voted to meet in private and then unanimously agreed to set up such a process and appointed a Mediation […]

     
  • Statement from the College of Bishops

    11 September 2021 The publication today of the Torrance Report comes after a period of difficult and lengthy consideration by the College of Bishops. In publishing the report, the College expresses its thanks to Professor Torrance for his work in receiving submissions and compiling the report, which contains a number of useful findings which will […]

     
  • Lets Get Together in Ellon – 24 July 2021

    Everyone is invited to our next Let’s Get Together event in Ellon Saturday 24 July 2021 The deails are here: Ellon Let’s Get Together

     
  • Let’s get together – Saturday 26 June

    A day to which everyone is invited – come to Banchory (Milton of Crathes) and meet old or new friends. See the details here: Let’s get together

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Monday 24 May

    The final blog today, after a visit to St Magnus’ Cathedral. Bishop Anne – Today’s blog is here: 24 May, Monday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Sunday 23 May

    Today is Pentecost, when we celebrate the Holy Spirit coming upon the followers of Jesus. The blog today describes how Magnus became a saint. Bishop Anne – Today’s blog is here: 23 May, Sunday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Saturday 22 May

    Today we reached Kirkwall, at the end of our pilgrimage. We walked along the cliff tops from Orphir. After today – two more blogs, and then I am done. Bishop Anne – Today’s blog is here: 22 May, Saturday – Pilgrimage  

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Friday 21 May

    The route today was Finstown to Orphir, on a very cold day. The theme was ‘Forgiveness’. Bishop Anne – The blog for today is here: 21 May, Friday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Thursday 20 May

    Today the pligrimage route was from Dounby to Finstown. The theme of our reflections today was ‘Change’. Bishop Anne – Todays blog is here: 20 May, Thursday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Wednesday 19 May

    Today we walked stage 3 of the St Magnus Way – from Birsay to Dounby. The theme was ‘growth’. A setting full of new life in the fields helped us imagine what might be possible for us all. Bishop Anne – Here is today’s blog: 19 May, Wednesday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Tuesday 18 May

    We walked from Evie (Gurness) to Birsay today on the St Magnus Way. The theme for this section of the Way is ‘loss’. Bishop Anne – For today’s blog see here: 18 May, Tuesday – Pilgrimage:

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Monday 17 May

    Today a small group of us began our pilgrimage together. We travelled by boat to Egilsay, the place of St Magnus’ Martydom. Bishop Anne – You can read today’s blog here: 17 May, Monday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Sunday 16 May

    Today the weather is bright and still in Orkney. Tomorrow we begin to walk St Magnus Way. Today’s blog contains some beautiful music, and some details of the life of St Magnus. Bishop Anne – The blog can be found here: 16 May, Sunday – Pilgrimage  

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Saturday 15 May

    Today I write about St Olaf. A church named for him was most likely the ‘Kirk’ of Kirkwall. There are traces of his influence remaining today in Orkney. Bishop Anne – Read today’s blog about Olaf here: 15 May, Saturday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Friday 14 May

    Today I travelled from Kirkwall to Stromness, passing key monuments in the ancient landscape. Today’s blog is concerned with the beauty that has made Orkney such a spiritual place for millennia. The blog is here: 14 May, Friday – Pilgrimage

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Ascension Day

    On Ascension Day I travelled from Aberdeen to Kirkwall, Orkney. Here is the blog for today, thoughts from the skies above the diocese. Bishop Anne Grant, we pray, almighty God, that as we believe your only–begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens, so we in heart and mind may also […]

     
  • Orkney Pilgrimage – Preparation

    The Bishop is going on pilgrimage to Orkney. She travels to Kirkwall on Thursday 13 May. While she is away she will be blogging about her experiences. Her preparatory blog is here:

     
  • Easter Sunday 4 April – Lent Course

    Happy Easter to all who have followed this Lent Course. Here is the material for Easter Sunday for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Sundays, we go to our front doors and you’re invited to take part in the National Act of Prayer at 7pm. The material can be used at […]

     
  • Holy Saturday 3 April – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Saturdays, we are in the Place of Prayer Today is Holy Saturday, a day of silence and confusion, a day sandwiched between crucifixion and resurrection so there is a Collect to pray and some suggestions of music to listen to. […]

     
  • Good Friday 2 April – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Fridays, we are in the Creative Space. Today is Good Friday, so we contemplate the cross of Christ. The material can be used at any time of the day, but we encourage use between 9am and 3pm. The PDF here […]

     
  • Thursday 1 April – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Thursdays, we are in the Kitchen. Today we think about love and washing hands. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.

     
  • Wednesday 31 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Wednesdays, we are in the Bedroom. Today we think about things done at night that led to the arrest of Jesus. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read […]

     
  • Tuesday 30 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Tuesdays we are in the sitting room. Today we think about being there but not quite yet. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.

     
  • Monday 29 March – Lent Course

    Here is today’s material for the daily Lent Course – Through the Lenten Door. On Mondays, we are in the Hall, today we hear about Mary of Bethany’s gift. The material can be used at any time of the day. The PDF here can be downloaded or read on-line.