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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 31 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
Aberdeen
AB16 6TR

01224 662560
aberdeenshetland@churchofscotland.org.uk

The Presbytery Office is currently closed

UPDATE ON WORSHIP IN OUR CONGREGATIONS

Below is an update for congregations in Aberdeen and Shetland Presbytery regarding their worship status from Sunday March 28th. Please see individual congregations’ websites for full details , e.g. where times are not given below. Most congregations will be operating a booking system.

ABERDEEN NORTH

Re-opening for in person worship on April 4th, Easter Sunday, with services in the Mastrick, Northfield and Summerhill buildings. After this, all worship will transfer to the Mastrick building from April 11th, when two separate services will be held there each Sunday.

BRIDGE OF DON OLDMACHAR

Reopening for in person worship on Easter Sunday at 10.30 am

BUCKSBURN STONEYWOOD

Reopening for in person worship on Easter Sunday at 10.30 am

CRAIGIEBUCKLER

Reopening for in person worship March 28th at 11.00 am

CULTS

Reopening for In person worship on Good Friday Service at 7.30 pm
In person worship on Easter Sunday at 10.30 am

DYCE

Reopening for in person worship on March 28th at 11.00 am

FERRYHILL

Continues to be open for online live streamed worship, possible monthly in person worship beginning in May, first Sunday of each month at 10.00 am. https://www.youtube.com/c/FerryhillParishChurch/videos

HIGH HILTON

Reopening for in person worship on Easter Sunday at 11.00 am

HOLBURN WEST

Reopening for in person worship on March 28th at 10.30 am

KINGSWELLS

Continues to be open for online worship via the Aberdeen West YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/c/AberdeenWestChurches/videos

MANNOFIELD

Reopening for in person worship on March 28th at 10.00 am and also every Wednesday at 10.30 am from March 31st.

MIDSTOCKET

Online worship continues at West End & City Centre Churches https://www.youtube.com/…/UCzpeQ2dwbRz9WC_IJM1JS7w/videos

NEWHILLS

Reopening for in person worship March 28th at 10.00 am and 11.30 am Also Good Friday in person Evening Service.

PETERCULTER

Reopening for in person worship on March 28th at 10.30 am

QUEEN’S CROSS

Continues to be open for online worship at Queen’s Cross Church,

https://www.youtube.com/…/UCL0nBRVdbAJDfITXRYYwzMA/videos

RUBISLAW

Reopening for in person worship March 28th at 10.30 am

RUTHRIESTON WEST

Reopening for in person worship on Easter Day.

SHETLAND

Please see Shetland Church of Scotland at their Facebook page for details. By Easter Sunday, all buildings will have in person worship.

SOUTH HOLBURN

Reopening for in person worship later in April. See church web site for more information.

ST COLUMBA’S BRIDGE OF DON

St Columba’s Church will be reopened for in-person worship on Easter Sunday, though we will continue to live-stream our services.

ST GEORGE’S TILLYDRONE

Reopening for in person worship from Easter Day  (11.15 am). There will be a special in person service on May 1st to mark the congregation’s 50th anniversary.

ST JOHN’S FOR DEAF PEOPLE

There are no in person services at this time, but the Minister for the Deaf keeps in constant touch with its members.

ST MACHAR’S CATHEDRAL

Reopening for in person worship on March 28th at 11.00 am

ST MARK’S

Reopening for in person worship March 28th at 11.00 am

ST MARY’S

Reopening for in person worship on Easter Day.

ST NICHOLAS SOUTH OF KINCORTH

Reopening for in person worship on March 28th at 10.30 am

ST STEPHEN’S

Online worship continues at https://www.youtube.com/…/UCyKBKM-LXcpYv08rP33VV-A/videos

STOCKETHILL

In person worship resumes on Maundy Thursday and then every Sunday after that at 3.00 pm, with an online service continuing on Sundays at 11.00 am

TORRY ST FITTICK’S

Reopening for in person worship on March 28th at 11.00 am

WOODSIDE

Woodside Church has reopened for worship every Sunday at 11.00 am

 

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Guidance for Congregational Office Bearers During the Pandemic

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Aberdeen Seafarers’ Centre

The Aberdeen Seafarers Centre is an ecumenical partnership of the three international Christian Mission Societies, The Apostleship of the Sea, The Sailors Society and the Mission to Seafarers whom work together to bring comfort and welfare to seafarers visiting the Port of Aberdeen.

The Aberdeen Seafarers Centre can be found at 184 – 192 Market Street, Aberdeen. A link to three short videos about the Aberdeen Seafarers Centre and Port Chaplain Rev Howard Drysdale can be found by clicking here