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

Canada Calling for Former Presbytery Moderator

Canada Calling for Former Presbytery Moderator

The Rev. Dr Nigel Parker has been Minister at Bucksburn Stoneywood, Church of Scotland for almost 27 years. He made a decision recently to move to work with the Presbyterian Church in Quebec Canada. He says, ‘I go because it is the Call of God’.  Rev. Dr. Nigel...

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Ringing in good times at Aith Church

Ringing in good times at Aith Church

On Sunday 13th June, Rev Irene Charlton, Minister conducted a re-dedication service for the newly restored bell at Aith Church in West Mainland, Shetland. It has been beautifully crafted and restored and moved to its new home. The bell was originally gifted to the...

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National Day of Prayer Wednesday 2nd June

National Day of Prayer Wednesday 2nd June

We are invited to join this National Day of Prayer today There is a programme of activities from 9am-9pm   Here is the programme Day of Prayer 2021 - Programme You can view the activities using this link https://www.npbscotland.org.uk/live      

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The Living Well Project and the Brimmond Challenge

The Living Well Project and the Brimmond Challenge

  The Living Well Project is a registered charity based at Newhills Parish Church and aims to improve the physical, emotional and social wellbeing for those who are socially isolated and also for those living with dementia and their carers. There is a Befriending...

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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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