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Who We Are2018-09-04T13:48:25+00:00

Our Mission

St. John’s offers an atmosphere of welcome and acceptance in which people can grow in the love and knowledge of God, nurtured by private prayer and public worship.

We are a congregation that comes from many different walks of life, discovering together what it means to worship, love and serve God in the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow up together into the fullness of the stature of Christ, and to love those whom God has given us: fellow Christians, neighbors, coworkers, and strangers. You are welcome to join us on this journey, whoever you are.

What We Believe

St. John’s Church is a caring, friendly and dedicated Scottish Episcopal Congregation that has deep roots in the City of Aberdeen. There was a working monastery and a college which became the grammar school in 1429. As the Church we have maintained a presence throughout the City through the trials and tribulations faced by the Episcopal Church during the disestablishment of the church to the many challenges of our 21st century society.

The Church faces many challenges as do most of our rural congregations within the Church of Scotland and the Scottish Episcopal Church today but we are facing them head on with a determination to keep the Kingdom of God growing in this place. We are part of a kinship of welcoming Churches!

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The St. John’s Church provides a strong social network which includes pastoral care for one another.  We are trying to encourage all the members on the congregational roll, to be supportive, grow in faith and gain a better understanding of who we are as part of the Scottish Episcopal Church, whose history extends back to the beginning of Christianity.

We currently have a small congregation (20-30 on a Sunday) that expands during certain times of the year. We have families whose history goes back centuries which is part of those ‘deep roots’ that continue to reach out to all people including those who are living on the fringes.  Our K2 meals have been particularly successful in reaching out to a diverse audience.  Usually in the winter months, we run a Bible Study group.   Most months we have a walking group that goes out for a leisurely hike to enjoy the nearby countryside or beaches.

We have a number of children who regularly attend.  The Church Hall has a toilet suitable for people with disabilities and the Church is accessible to those in wheelchairs .

Everyone is welcome at all services.

We are making new efforts to reach out within this small community and beyond. “Enlarge the place of your tent; Stretch out the curtains of your dwellings, spare not; Lengthen your cords, and strengthen your pegs.” (Isaiah 54:1)