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Welcome to the Moderator’s Blog Page

Welcome to the Moderator’s Blog Page

Time to say goodbye…..

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,...

500,000 Scottish worshippers regularly view online services

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...

Aberdeen and Shetland Presbytery- Communication Strategy

At the March 2021 meeting of the Presbytery of Aberdeen and Shetland, the Communications Officer presented the Communications Strategy for 2021-2023. This document has been shared with all Presbyters and with all Congregations and can be found in the link below –...

Presbytery News- Your new Ezine

It is a great pleasure to introduce you to the first edition of ‘Presbytery News’. Please click on the link to access the Ezine Presbytery News- March 21 This is a bimonthly Ezine (electronic newsletter) compiled by the Communications Officer with contributions from...

Reaching out to the hard of hearing community during the pandemic

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...

The Rev Peter Johnston’s sea shanty on the story of Noah

The Rev Peter Johnston, minister at Ferryhill Church has composed a sea shanty based on the story of Noah. The Press & Journal have covered the story today Rev Johnston said: “With sea shanties becoming all of the rage over the last few weeks, I was on leave and...

Time for Reflection – The Scottish Parliament – 9th February 2021

The Rev Keith Blackwood of Mannofield Church, Aberdeen was invited to address The Scottish Parliament as part of the "Time for Reflection".   Time for Reflection is normally the first item of business at a meeting of the Parliament each week.  To hear the Reflection,...

Former Aberdeen Minister appointed Moderator of Fife Presbytery

The Rev Jane Barron studied divinity at Aberdeen University and trained at Queen’s Cross Church under the Reverend Bob Brown, the predecessor of the current minister, the Reverend Scott Rennie. She served as a minister at St Machar’s Cathedral in 2011. This article...

Double joy for the Rev Susan Sutherland

The 1st February 2021 was a significant day for the Rev Susan Sutherland and a day she will never forget.  As planned, Mastrick, Northfield and Summerhill Churches United and became Aberdeen North Parish Church.  The surprise that day was the arrival of her grandson...