Presbytery of Aberdeen

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The Presbytery of Aberdeen is one of the forty-six presbyteries of the Church of Scotland, being the local presbytery for the city of Aberdeen.[1] The current moderator is the Rev Ian Aitken who is minister of Stockethill Parish Church. The presbytery represents and supervises thirty six Church of Scotland congregations within the city. The office is at Mastrick Parish Church.[2]

The role of Presbytery Clerk is held by the Rev John A Ferguson.


Location Dedication Minister Details
Bridge of Don: Old Machar Rev David Stewart Sunday 10.30am

Sunday 6.30pm (on the first Sunday of the month)

Bridge of Don: St Columba's St Columba Rev Louis Kinsey Sunday 10.00am

Sunday 6.00pm

Cove Rev David Swan Sunday 10.15am
Craigiebuckler Rev Kenneth L. Petrie Sunday 11am (September to June)

Sunday 10am (July to August)

Denburn charge dissolved parish merged with that of Gilcomston South
Ferryhill Rev Peter Johnston Sunday 10.00am (July to August)

Sunday 11.00am (September to June)

Sunday 6.00pm (third Sunday in January to May and September to October)

Tuesday 12.10pm (15 minutes) (third Tuesday of month)


(linked with Ruthrieston West)

Rev Dr Benjamin D. W. Byun Sunday 11.30am
High Hilton Rev Hutton Steele Sunday 11.00am

Sunday 6.30pm

High Kirk of St Machar

(St Machar's Cathedral)

St Machar Rev Barry Douglas Sunday 11.00am

Sunday 6.00pm

Holburn West Rev Duncan C. Eddie Sunday 11.00am
Mannofield Rev Keith T. Blackwood Sunday 9.30am

Sunday 11.00am

Sunday 6.30pm

Wednesday 8.00pm

Mastrick Vacant Sunday 11.00am
Middlefield Under the care of Presbytery Sunday 11.00am

(Union of the former St Ninian's and Beechgrove Churches)

Sarah Nicol Sunday 10.30am
Stockethill Rev Ian M. Aitken Woodhill Court: Sunday 10.00am (first Sunday of the month only)

Cairncry Community Centre: Sunday 10.30am

Northfield Rev Scott C. Guy Sunday 10.30am
Queen Street

(union of North Church of St Andrew and Greyfriars John Knox Church )

Rev Graham D. S. Deans Sunday 11.00am
Queen's Cross Rev Scott Rennie Sunday 10.00am

Sunday 11.00am (September to June only)

Wednesday 1.15pm (September to June only)

Rubislaw Rev Robert Smith Sunday 9.30am (March to May and September to November)

Sunday 11am (March to May and September to November)

Sunday 10.00am (June to August)

Sunday 11am (December to February)

Ruthrieston West

(linked with Garthdee)

Rev Benjamin D.W. Byun Sunday 10.00am
South Holburn

(merger of Holburn Central and Ruthrieston South)

Rev George S. Cowie Sunday 10.30am
St George's Tillydrone St George Rev James Weir 11.15am
St John's for Deaf People St John Vacant Sunday 11.00am (first, third and fifth Sunday of the month only)
St Mark's St Mark 'Rev Diane Hobson Sunday 10am (July and August)

Sunday 11am (September to June)

St Mary's St Mary Rev Elsie J. Fortune Sunday 11.00am
St Nicholas' Uniting Kirk St Nicholas Rev Stephen Taylor Sunday 9.30am (June to September)

Sunday 11.00am

St Nicholas' Kincorth South St Nicholas Rev Edward C. McKenna Sunday 10.00am

Sunday 6.30pm

St Stephen's St Stephen Rev Maggie Whyte Sunday 11.00a

Sunday 7.30pm (September to June only)

Summerhill Rev Michael Shewen Sunday 11.00am
Torry St Fittick's St Fittick Rev Dr Edmond Gatima Sunday 9.30am (June to August only)

Sunday 11.00am

Woodside Rev Markus Aufferman Sunday 11.00am

Outlying parishes[edit]

Location Dedication Minister Details
Bucksburn Stoneywood Rev Nigel Parker Sunday 9.45am

Sunday 11.00am

Cults Rev Ewen J. Gilchrist Sunday 10.30am
Dyce Rev Manson Merchant Sunday 9.30am (second and last Sundays of the month)

Sunday 11.00am

Sunday 6.30pm (first and third Sundays of the month)

Kingswells Rev Alisa McDonald Sunday 11.00am
Newhills Rev Hugh Wallace Sunday 10.30am

Sunday 6.00pm

Peterculter Rev John A. Ferguson Sunday 10.30am

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Background Information". Presbytery of Aberdeen. Retrieved 2007-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Moderator". Presbytery of Aberdeen. Retrieved 2007-02-13. 

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