The vision of the Church of Scotland is to be a church which seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.
Our Presbytery covers the same area as the city council boundaries. Presbytery meetings take place in different church buildings each time and a full list of the dates and locations can be found below.
The web site 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.
Summaries of Presbytery Meetings 2015-2016
Click on the date of a meeting to read a summary of items discussed.
|Tuesday 1st September||Holburn West|
|Tuesday 6th October||Holburn West|
|Tuesday 3rd November||Holburn West|
|Tuesday 1st December||Holburn West|
|Tuesday 2nd February||Queen's Cross|
|Tuesday 1st March||Queen's Cross|
|Tuesday 3rd May||Queen's Cross|
|Tuesday 28th June||Peterculter|
"Ubale" - a Film About The Malawi Partnership
Below is a link to the film “Ubale” which was premiered at Rubislaw Church Centre on the 21st June 2016. The Presbytery of Aberdeen is partnered with Blantyre City Presbytery CCAP in Malawi and this short film offers an insight in to the history, joys and challenges of the Partnership over the years. It may be of particular help for congregations considering the benefits of twinning with a congregation in Blantyre, Malawi.
A downloadable version is available to download here and this may be downloaded and used by congregations. Further information is available from the Malawi Partnership Committee via the Presbytery Office.
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The Presbytery meets eight times a year and dates of these meetings can be found at the bottom of this page. A summary of items discussed can be found by clicking on the date of the meeting.
The Church's Response to the Syrian Crisis
In September 2014, a prayer meeting was held at Newhills Church as news of the persecution of Christians and those of other faiths and no faith was reported from Syria and Iraq. Around 40 Christians from a variety of churches and denominations began what would become a monthly Prayer Gathering in different churches across the city, praying for the victims of the cruelty of Islamic State. Last month, the first Syrian refugees arrived in Aberdeen to find a new home, to be welcomed into the city and into its communities. Community Planning Aberdeen along with a team of council employees representing a range of the necessary areas of expertise, set up homes with equipment and food to welcome and prepare the households for their new life. Various Community and Charity Groups formed a partnership to help the integration of the “Syrian New Scots”, as they have been termed, into the communities where they now live. Read more...
Message from Church of Scotland Ministries Council on Refugees
In recognition of the extraordinary situation facing refugees fleeing the crisis in Syria, a special meeting of the Councils and departments of the Church has taken place.
The Church and Society Council and the Finance Group of the Church have recognised the desire of church members to respond to the refugee crisis. The Church has an extraordinary depth of experience and resource which it can bring to bear to meet the needs of refugees arriving in communities in Scotland.
Congregational Learning Facilitator
At the September 2015 meeting of Presbytery, Mrs Anne Smith, Congregational Learning Facilitator, addressed Presbytery and advised that she can be involved at any stage in regard to training.
Please click here to see the flyer.
City-Wide Prayer Gatherings
Aberdeen Seafarers' Centre
The Aberdeen Seafarers Centre is an ecumenical partnership of the three international Christian Mission Societies, The Apostleship of the Sea, The Sailors Society and the Mission to Seafarers whom work together to bring comfort and welfare to seafarers visiting the Port of Aberdeen.
The Aberdeen Seafarers Centre can be found at 184 – 192 Market Street, Aberdeen. A link to three short videos about the Aberdeen Seafarers Centre and Port Chaplain Rev Howard Drysdale can be found by clicking here
Mastrick Parish Church, Greenfern Road, Aberdeen,
Telephone and Fax: 01224 698119
Mrs Cheryl Watt