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.
UPDATE ON WORSHIP IN OUR CONGREGATIONS
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.
Rev. Howard Drysdale, Corresponding Member of our Presbytery and Port Chaplain and Seafarer Centre Manager has retired after 20 years service. His seafaring life is not over however, as Howard will continue as Chaplain to the local RNLI and he recently received their...
The churches of Northfield, Mastrick and Summerhill conducted their final services on Easter Sunday as individual congregations. They move forward with hope and certainty to a new future as one church- Aberdeen North Parish Church. Rev. Michael Shewan says, ‘Yes,...
A new report by Brendan Research evidences that more and more people are viewing online services produced by Scottish Churches during this pandemic. The report titled, 'Adapt and be flexible- the mission doesn't stop: The Scottish Church and the Covid-19 pandemic' is...
Rev. Ian Murray has been appointed as Building Officer for the Presbytery of the North East and Northern Isles. Ian has been involved in the restructuring and repurposing of churches and congregations for some time and his experiences earlier in life have shaped his...
In December 2018, the Reverend Mary Whittaker was Introduced as the Minister for the Deaf Congregation of St John's Aberdeen and the North Region of Scotland in December 2018. Mary has been actively reaching out to her congregation as the Minister of St John's Church...
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:
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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.