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Welcome to the Moderator’s Blog Page

Welcome to the Moderator’s Blog Page

Restoration at St Machar’s Cathedral

Professor David Hewitt shares with us the progress with the restoration project at St. Machar's Cathedral At an elders’ conference in November 2015, the Kirk Session of St Machar’s Cathedral decided to prepare for a large-scale physical transformation of the church....

Church of Scotland to hold 2021 General Assembly online for second year

The Church of Scotland General Assembly for 2021 will be held online for a second year. The annual event will begin on 22 May with commissioners and other attendees joining together remotely from across Scotland and around the world. In ordinary times the event brings...

The search for meaning-Article in the Press and Journal 30th Dec 2020

It was good to see the Press and Journal newspaper print an article compiled by 5 ministers within the Presbytery on the renewed search for meaning in people's lives during these difficult times. Thanks to Ian Aitken, Duncan Eddie, Louis Kinsey, Manson Merchant and...

New Restrictions and Worship

Following the announcement from the First Minister, here is some  information from the Church of Scotland Covid 19 Group. Previous advice about extended households (Christmas) being able to attend Christmas Eve services together will now not be able to happen. In all...

Christmas 2020 – Where to find a service

Christmas 2020  Each year, we share a listing of all services and events which will take place within our congregations.  Of course, things are rather different this year though many of our congregations will still be holding a physical service, or they may have a...

Shetland Churches light up for Christmas

  Carol services and nativity plays may be out this year, but across Shetland our churches are bringing joy to their communities this Christmas – all within covid guidelines. Many churches are putting on displays of art and light around their churches....

A Virtual Nativity- is it for real?

              It certainly is 'for real' as plans for a virtual nativity with 30 children aged 3-15yrs are underway at the Aberdeen Church of Scotland churches in the west of the city. (Cults, Mannofield, Peterculter, Craigiebuckler...