Summer 2018

There will be no Open Doors days during July and August.  These will resume in September

Musical Evenings at St Machar’s

We are planning a series of events at St Machar’s to share our wonderful organ with a wider audience.

The first of these Friday 22 January 2016, took the form of an Ecumenical Songs of Praise for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, including Organ Recitals by Gordon Cooper.   Dr Heddle led the service. There was a good attendance from other local churches and one of our neighbouring ministers, The Reverend Dr Parker also read a lesson.

Building repair programme

Since autumn 2014 a programme of repairs to the building has been taking place: work has been done on the roof and woodwork inside the building will be renewed/repaired as required.    There is also an ongoing programme of work to improve the grounds.  We are very grateful to Stoneywood Scouts and several members of the congregation for their involvement in the latter work.

We ask for God’s blessing on these endeavours.

‘Church Open’ mornings

Needing Some Quiet in a Busy Life?

On a monthly basis we have been enjoying mornings when our lovely church is open for visitors, friends and anyone interested.

There is always a kettle on the go on these occasions.  You can come and have a cup of tea/coffee and a chat if you like or you can spend some quiet time in the church.

So far we have not fixed a day of the week but have held these on various days to find what may be popular.  Usually they have been on a Friday toward the end of the month but it is necessary to check.

Dates and times are advertised on the calendar so do try to come and join us!







First Sunday of the Month Fellowship and Refreshments

St Machar’s has built up a tradition of having refreshments-usually tea, coffee, sandwiches and cakes-after the service on the first Sunday of each month.  This can be a pleasant opportunity for newcomers or visitors to get to know us.

Local Community Involvement

We continue to work on the grounds.  During 2015 a new area was grassed over and the border looks better now.

We are grateful to The Stoneywood Scouts who give the grounds a good annual tidy-up.  Several members of the congregation prune shrubs, tidy borders, power-hose slabs and plant bulbs etc.  There is always plenty of work.

Anyone who would like to volunteer to help us with looking after our gardens, please leave a note with your name and contact details at the church.

The Bucksburn News carries a regular column about St Machar’s Church alongside columns about our neighbouring churches. 

We will send information via email to anyone who requests inclusion on our mailing list.

Occasional events are held which are advertised in local shops, other churches and the website.