St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral is a member church of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney
St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral is a member church of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, which is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church. The Scottish Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion (founded in 1867 in London, England, the communion currently has over 85 million members within the Church of England and other national and regional churches in full communion), and a member of the Porvoo Communion (a communion of 15 predominantly northern European, with a couple of far-southwestern European Anglican and Evangelical Lutheran church bodies).
St. Mary’s has sister churches in Diss, Norfolk, and in our sister diocese of Mthatha (St. Mary’s Mqanduli) in South Africa. The diocese is also strongly linked with the Diocese of Connecticut in the U.S.A.
Introducing our clergy, office bearers and vestry members.
St Mary’s is the Pro-Cathedral of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney.
A brief history of St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Carden Place, Aberdeen.
At St. Mary’s we have a Fundraising & Social Group which is responsible for planning and making sure that such events happen.
Diocese Weekly Newsletter
The Diocesan Office produces a weekly newsletter, which is distributed electronically throughout the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. This is a useful document providing an update from the Bishop plus information regarding important event dates.
The newsletter can be accessed using the following link to the Diocesan website: aoepiscopal.scot
Ecclesiastical Province of the Anglican Communion in Scotland
The Scottish Episcopal Church is the Ecclesiastical Province of the Anglican Communion in Scotland and the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney is one of seven Dioceses within that province.
The Provincial website can be accessed using the following link: www.scotland.anglican.org
The Tartan Kirkie
If you’d like to know more about the history of St Mary’s Dr Nicola Mills our Alternate Lay Representative has written a book entitled “The Tartan Kirkie” which is available for sale at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral or online.
Grateful thanks go to Dave Chouman for giving us permission to use many of his wonderful photographs of St Mary’s for our website. We are also pleased to have been working with Dave Chouman as our architect for the church repair and refurbishment programme for over 5 years now. Details of Dave’s work can be found here: www.dcarchitect.co.uk
St Mary’s has a number of long-standing links with charities
Aberlour Child Care
‘Our vision is that every child in Scotland has the chance to flourish. With your help, we will reach more children and their families earlier, before damage is done, before families reach crisis point, before it’s too late.’
Mission to Seafarers
‘Day and night for 365 days per year, the Mission is on call providing help for seafarers in over 200 ports around the world.’
‘Barnardo’s help hundreds of thousands of children, young people, parents and carers across the UK.’
‘Aberdeen Cyrenians provide care and support for vulnerable people in the North East – Building hope, health and happiness.’
‘Traidcraft are the original fair trade pioneers in the UK, advocating the importance of organic farming, sustainability and transparency to the lives of growers and artisans around the world.’
Just Trading Scotland
‘Just Trading Scotland is a not for profit fair trade organisation set up to facilitate the import and distribution of fairly traded products to the UK.’