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Presbytery of Aberdeen

The Church of Scotland

Welcome to the Moderator’s Blog Page

Welcome to the Moderator’s Blog Page

A prayer for Aberdeen from our Moderator, the Rev Hutton Steel

"Psalm 46 tells us that 'God is our refuge and our strength and our help at times of trouble' and these are the things that we that we are looking to" The Rev Hutton Steel. Thank you to Premier Christian News for the positive article shared on 6th August 2020 which...

4th July Presbytery Plan for Aberdeen and Shetland

At the meeting of the Presbytery of Aberdeen and Shetland held on Saturday 4th July 2020, Presbytery approved its ten year Plan. This followed an extensive consultation and listening exercise which has taken into account concerns raised by congregations.  The Plan is...

Aberdeen Presbytery – June 2020 Virtual Services and Support

We share information on all the Church of Scotland congregations within the City of Aberdeen and a list of the online Worship that they are offering during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is also information as to how to support the local food banks through your local...

Presbytery Plan

A revised Draft Ten Year Plan for the Presbytery of Aberdeen has been published (see below).  This follows an extensive consultation and listening exercise which has taken into account concerns raised by congregations. Within the Plan, buildings are categorised A,B,C,...

COVID-19 Update: 17th March 2020

Given the advice from the Scottish and UK Governments (which specifically mentions religious congregations), given the age profile of our membership and the duty of care we have to them all, I have sought powers from the Convener and Vice Convener of the Business and...

Presbytery Plan

The Presbytery of Aberdeen have published a 10-year plan which aims to reshape the church estate to allow for the renewal and revitalisation of the national Church in Aberdeen. The report outlines the detailed work that has been undertaken this year to review all of...

Ordination and Induction of Rev Jonny Clipston

The Ordination and Induction of the Rev Jonny Clipston to the Charge of Newhills Parish Church was held on Thursday 16th January 2020. Presbytery welcomed the Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the General Assembly, a friend of the Clipston family. From left; Rev...