St Machar’s Church, Bucksburn is situated just off the A96 on the outskirts of It is a congregation within the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, and in full communion with Anglican Churches from around the

  Visit to Maritime Museum, Aberdeen

Please be aware that due to the ‘Union Street Mile Races’ on 25 August,  it has been decided to postpone the visit to the Maritime Museum until Saturday 1 September.  Details in news page.


Please note 26 August when there will be no morning service but a celebration of CHORAL EVENSONG AT 4p.m. with members of St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Do join us for this event if you possibly can.

Holy Eucharist is usually celebrated at 11:00 every Sunday , Christmas Day and at 19:30 on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday and Ascension Day.  An informal service of readings and carols is held on Christmas Eve.  A service of Compline and Shorter Litany is held on Good Friday.

We are happy that our Priest, Dr Heddle, is recovering but he is still tired so we are celebrating  Morning Prayer  led by a member of the congregation on the days when we are without him.  Dr Heddle celebrates the Eucharist when he attends.

If you wish up-to-date information on services, please email the address below.  

Eucharist when held on the first Sunday of every month incorporates modern translations of readings. On these Sunday all services are followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments in St Machar’s annexe.  Click on the ‘News’ button for further details of this and other events

                                       Community Links                                      The Stoneywood Scouts are wonderful and help us to keep the grounds tidy after the autumn leaves, broken branches etc. A group of them did a lovely job in January and the grounds look much improved. They have given us two big planters which were delightful with spring bulbs. 

St Machar’s also  has friendly ecumenical links with  other Church congregations in Bucksburn, Newhills and Dyce.  We hold some events together notably the annual World Day of Prayer on the first Friday of  March

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People at St Machar’s:

Priest in Charge:Rev Dr Duncan Heddle
SecretaryMrs Erica Steele
TreasurerMrs Jenny Coleman
Lay RepresentativeMr Stewart Thain


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