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Welcome to the homepage of the Presbytery of Aberdeen

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.

Bikeathon to Malawi

At the November 2015 meeting of Presbytery, a new fundraising appeal was launched for a sponsored bikeathon covering 12,000 miles - which is how far it would be to cycle from Aberdeen to Blantyre, Malawi.

This new challenge is to raise funds to help support rural churches around Blantyre City in their work within communities that are seeing great hardship at the moment. Pictured from left to right on their bikes is Rev Dr Robert Smith Jnr (Convenor of the Malawi Partnership Committee), Rev Dr John Ferguson, Rev Markus Aufferman, Rev Sarah Nicol, Rev Elsie Fortune, Rev Duncan Eddie and Rev Peter Johnston. Click here to see an article on the main Church of Scotland website.


Dr Joseph Somevi was ordained as an Ordained Local Minister at a service held at Newhills Parish Church on Wednesday 11th November 2015. Pictured is Dr Somevi with the Rev Duncan Eddie, Moderator to the Presbytery of Aberdeen


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.

Message for Congregations on Refugees

There is great willingness in our congregations to help in a variety of ways. However, at this point in time, we are waiting for further detail from the UK Government as to who will be resettled in our area and what their specific needs will be. This will then inform a plan of action, shaped by the Council in collaboration with faith groups, charitable organisations and individuals. Congregations will be informed of this plan in due course. In the meantime, offers of help and pledges of financial assistance can be lodged on a new website created jointly by the Scottish Refugee Council and the Scottish Government: www.scotlandwelcomesrefugees.scot.

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Message from Church of Scotland Ministries Council on Refugees

Dear Colleagues,
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.

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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

National Youth Assembly 2015

The National Youth Assembly was held at Gartmore House, Stirlingshire from the 14th - 17th August 2015; where the new Youth Moderator, Hannah Mary Goodlad was installed.

An article about Hannah Mary's journey to Moderator can be found here on the Church of Scotland news pages.

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.

Presbytery Office

Mastrick Parish Church, Greenfern Road, Aberdeen, AB16 6TR
Telephone and Fax: 01224 698119
Email: aberdeen@churchofscotland.org.uk  

Presbytery Clerk

Rev Dr John Ferguson


Mrs Cheryl Marwick-Watt 

Venues for Ordinary Meetings of Presbytery 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