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

From Clowning to Church Development Work

From Clowning to Church Development Work

Is it possible to have such a career change in life? For our new Child and Families Development Worker at Aberdeen North Parish, Claire van Geete, it has been possible! Claire says, ‘Prior to entering teaching some 16 years ago I was a performing artist and ran my own...

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A journey through the Mega-Parish of Shetland

A journey through the Mega-Parish of Shetland

The Shetland ministry team have done an incredible job in producing this film which highlights the highs and lows of working in island and rural communities. Something we can all learn from as we look to our new Presbytery forming in 2023- 'The Presbytery of the North...

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Middlefield Parish Church is sold

Middlefield Parish Church is sold

The Church of Scotland, Middlefield Parish Church’s building on Manor Avenue/Fowler Avenue in Middlefield was closed after the Sunday service on Sunday 30th June 2019. The Church of Scotland’s Middlefield congregation entered into a union with High Church Hilton, to...

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Update on Shetland Church Building Sales

Update on Shetland Church Building Sales

Shetland Church of Scotland Church Building Sales in Shetland In October 2018, the Presbytery of Shetland voted to unite all 13 parishes into one Parish, now known as Shetland Church of Scotland, and to unite with the Presbytery of Aberdeen. As part of this process of...

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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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