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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.

Summaries of Presbytery Meetings 2015-2016-2017

Click on the date of a meeting to read a summary of items discussed.

Tuesday 1st September 2015 Holburn West
Tuesday 6th October 2015 Holburn West
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 Holburn West
Tuesday 1st December 2015 Holburn West
Tuesday 2nd February 2016 Queen's Cross
Tuesday 1st March 2016 Queen's Cross
Tuesday 3rd May 2016 Queen's Cross
Tuesday 28th June 2016 Peterculter Parish Church
Tuesday 6th September 2016 Stockethill at Cairncry Community Centre
Tuesday 4th October Queen's Cross
Tuesday 1st November 2016 Queen's Cross
Tuesday 6th December 2016 Queen's Cross
Tuesday 7th February 2017 Holburn West
Tuesday 7th March 2017 Town House
Tuesday 2nd May 2017 Holburn West
Tuesday 27th June 2017 Holburn West

Church of Scotland Road Shows

'On the Road' is a process designed to enable the national Councils of the Church of Scotland, who exist only to support the local Church in its mission and ministry, to plan well for the future. ‘On the Road' will take time to listen to your thinking. It will also share some new ideas which the General Assembly has agreed we should try out, asking how you respond to them. This process of listening and sharing will contribute to future planning – prioritising what we do to be more effective in supporting discipleship, mission and ministry.

‘On the Road' is an open invitation to everyone connected with the Church. Whether you are a regular worshipper, or an occasional attender; whether you take a leadership role in your local Church or simply drop in from time to time – ‘On the Road' wants to hear from you.

We want to hear from people from every background and every congregation. The Aberdeen Roadshow will take place at Queen's Cross Church on Saturday October 22nd from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm and lunch will be provided.

To register, you can use the Eventbrite system at http://churchofscotland.eventbrite.com . If you do not have access to the internet, please phone the Presbytery Office on 01224 698119 to register.
Please remember that this event is open to everyone with any connection to the Church.

"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

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.

Read more.....

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

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 Watt