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

                                                            Services                                                                  Holy Eucharist is 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.

                                                      World Day of Prayer                                                        Unfortunately due to the snowy weather affecting roads and bus services, the local World Day of Prayer service at St Machar’s had to be cancelled at rather short notice.  The service was prepared by women from Suriname with the theme ‘All God’s creation is very good’.  A small group who did not receive the cancellation information were received at the Church by local organisers of the service and enjoyed a pleasant warm drink, bakes and fellowship as a consolation.

A service has been arranged at 2:30pm on Friday 16 March at Cults Parish Church for anyone who ‘missed out due to the adverse weather’, and might manage this instead.  All welcome!

                                                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.

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.

                                       Need more information                                        If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please drop us a line using this email address which is also shown at the top right of the page:  stmacharsbucksburn@gmail.com

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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