Welcome to the web site of the Presbytery of Aberdeen and Shetland. The Presbytery was formed on June 1st 2020, when the Presbyteries of Aberdeen and Shetland merged.
We are a diverse Presbytery, marrying together the city of Aberdeen with the islands of Shetland.  There are 30 congregations in the Presbytery.   
On Shetland, there is a single parish with one Kirk Session, but it is made up of a number of Local Churches, each with their own building and Leadership Team.
This website contains information about all the congregations within the Presbytery.  However, if you require additional information either about a congregation or the Presbytery in general, please do not hesitate to contact the Presbytery Office where we will be only too glad to help.

Presbytery Office

Aberdeen North (Mastrick building)
Greenfern Road
AB16 6TR

01224 662560

The Presbytery Office is currently closed


Please be aware that services are subject to change due to the evolving Covid situation. Please check with the church that you are planning to attend.
See individual congregations’ websites to find out more.

Latest News

Reverend George Cowie 1963-2021

Reverend George Cowie 1963-2021

Reverend George Cowie 1963-2021In December we mourned the loss of a great colleague and friend of the Presbytery of Aberdeen and Shetland. Rev. George Cowie was the former minister of Holburn Central Church from 1999 and in 2006 In 2006 it united with Ruthrieston...

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North East Presbyteries Conference – 5th February 2022

The North East Presbyteries Conference will take place on Saturday 5th February 2022 at King's College, University of Aberdeen.   To pre-register or to find out more, please contact Joel Pierce - joel.pierce@abdn.ac.uk   Download version of the flier is...

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Faith and Young People- what do some of our Presbyters say?

Faith and Young People- what do some of our Presbyters say?

A new article on 'Faith and Young People' in the Press and Journal 2nd Jan 2022Following on from the article in December 2020 about the search for meaning in life during the pandemic The search for meaning- Press and Journal Dec 2020 the P&J have been interested...

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Guidance for Congregational Office Bearers During the Pandemic

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The impact of the global pandemic Coronavirus has forced us to close our church buildings and stop many of our usual activities, but the vital work of the Church goes on and is needed now, more than ever. You can use this button to donate to the work of the church.


Presbytery Plan

Please note that as a result of decisions made at the recent General Assembly, the Presbytery Plan has been suspended.  

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