The Reverend Ian Aitken of Stockethill Church has been nominated as Moderator Designate for 2016 – 2017. His nomination was confirmed at the Presbytery meeting on Tuesday 3rd May 2016.
Born in 1969, Ian grew up in Fife and was a pupil at Dundee High School before moving north to study Philosophy at Aberdeen University. It was while at university that Ian became a Christian and a member of Newhlls Parish Church, where he served as a youth worker after graduating.
Having been called to the Ministry of the Church of Scotland, Ian returned to Aberdeen University to study theology and met his wife-to-be, Sarah, a fellow theology student. He served his probationary period in Renfield Street St Stephen’s Church, in the heart of Glasgow, after which Ian and Sarah returned to Aberdeen, where he has been minister at Stockethill Church since 1999.
Ian and Sarah have three children. In his spare time Ian likes to read and write poetry, walk the dog and eat vegetarian Indian food.
The Moderator's Cross
Given for the Glory of God,
the Service of His Church
and in a family's loving memory of
Rev Alastair F Lamont MA
When Alastair was Moderator of the Presbytery of Aberdeen (1992-1993) he acquired and wore this silver cross whose elegant simplicity and starkness convey the message of Him who died that all might live.
On Alastair's death on 21 July 1998 his family presented this gift to the Presbytery of Aberdeen to be used as a badge of office by its successive Moderators.
Rev Duncan Eddie (Holburn West)
Rev Hugh Wallace (Newhills)
G. Haggart (Elder - Ferryhill)
S. Guy (Northfield)
K Petrie (Craigiebuckler)
N Parker (Bucksburn Stoneywood)
A Falconer (St Machar's Cathedral)
J Watson (St Mark's)
M Simpson (Elder, Rubislaw)
J Davies (St Stephen's)
A G N Wilson (Rubislaw)
W M M Campbell (Formerly Chaplain at Royal Cornhill Hospital)
R Brown (Queen's Cross)
J H A Dick (Ferryhill)
R Wallis (Elder, Rublislaw)
F Coutts (Hospital Chaplain)
I Mclean (Summerhill)
H F Kerr (Ruthrieston South)
M V A Mair (Holburn West)
J B Montgomerie (Peterculter: Kelman Memorial)
W E Wilkie (Kincorth)
T D Allsop (Beechgrove)
D B Rennie (Industrial Mission Organiser)
A F Lamont (Denburn)