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


Most congregations have now opened their churches for in person worship.
Please see individual congregations’ websites to find out more. Most congregations will be operating a booking system.

Latest News

A Year in the Life of the Presbytery 2020-2021

A Year in the Life of the Presbytery 2020-2021

A Year in the Life of the Presbytery of Aberdeen and Shetland   This film clip presents an overview of many of the activities achieved in 2020 and part of 2021 in spite of the pandemic. It concludes with our new moderator for 2021-23, Rev Maggie Whyte who...

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Worship Leader Training

Worship Leader Training

A number of opportunities to train as a ‘worship leader’ have arisen as a result of an innovative new course, launched on Tuesday 1st September and developed in partnership with the University of Aberdeen and the Presbytery of Aberdeen and Shetland.Rev. Dr. Edmond...

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Save the date for this unmissable film- The Tinderbox!

Save the date for this unmissable film- The Tinderbox!

The Church of Scotland in partnership with Dartmouth Films is promoting the screening of this powerful film  The Tinderbox Film Screening: The Tinderbox is a rare and thought-provoking examination of both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, from its...

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Help needed to preserve our empty buildings

Help needed to preserve our empty buildings

Are you interested to help look after our church buildings? > Some of our Presbytery church buildings will become vacant in the next few months. > To prevent them falling into disrepair and neglect the Presbytery is looking to form a team of people who will...

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Guidance for Congregational Office Bearers During the Pandemic

To keep abreast with the most current information from the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Government in regards to the safety of worshipers and staff in our churches at this time, please access the following:

Donate to the Church

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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Robert Gordon University Chaplaincy
Aberdeen Street Pastors
Christian Aid
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