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

The World Day of Prayer was celebrated on 1 March with a service composed by Christian Women from Slovenia.  This year we were at Newhills Church and enjoyed very good weather compared with last year! Thank you to Newhills Church for their hospitality.

On Sunday 3 March St Machar’s congregation was happy to welcome Bishop Anne Dyer for the first time and enjoyed a beautiful Communion Service for the last Sunday before Lent.

Prayers are being asked for Dr Heddle who has been unwell.

Do come and join us at any of our services or events

Regular Services

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.

Eucharist on the first Sunday of every month incorporates modern translations of readings. On these Sundays 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 eventss


Choral Evensong on 26 August  (Photo courtesy of Mrs Jenny Coleman) 


The celebration of CHORAL EVENSONG  on Sunday 26 August with members of St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir was a beautiful service. Priest-in-Charge, Rev Dr Duncan Heddle officiated and welcomed the choir under their director Professor Andrew Morrison.  We were also pleased to welcome the Provost from St Andrew’s, Very Rev Dr Isaac Poobalan,  our neighbouring minister from Bucksburn Stoneywood Church, Rev Dr Nigel Parker and visitors from other local churches  in Bucksburn, Dyce, Middlefield, Powis and other areas.  There was an abundant supply of cakes to go with the tea/coffee afterwards and a good time of fellowship was enjoyed.

Community Links

Bucksburn News This regular publication is delivered to St Machars and free copies are available in the Annexe.

The Stoneywood Scouts do a great job helping us to keep the grounds tidy after the autumn leaves, broken branches etc. With their input and our grass cutter the grounds look much improved. They have given us two big planters which stand outside the front doors giving a nice welcome. 

A defibrillator for Bucksburn  A keen-eyed member of the congregation noticed that the Community Council was collecting for a defibrillator to be situated outside the Milne’s butcher shop in Auchmill Road, Bucksburn. We had a collecting box in our Annexe and made a small contribution to this worthwhile cause. The generous community collected so much that there will probably be three defibrillators in Bucksburn to potentially save lives.  More of these seem to be appearing around Bucksburn now-a good community initiative.

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

Community Homes We maintain a friendly contact with several local Care Homes

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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