Presbytery Mailing 06/02/2024

Contents of Mailing:
MDS Opportunity
Dyce and Newmachar Youth Worker Position
Presbytery Prayer Points
Aberdeenshire Education and Children Services Committee Report
West Gordon Ministers’ Fraternal
Aberdeen Academy of Theology Flyer
Celebrating Calling Event Flyer
Epiphany Group
Gifford Lectures
Cornerstone’s Lent and Easter Resources
Crossreach Balmoral Run
Go-Pak Tables Request

Please find below a number of relevant pieces of information for distribution and consideration by Presbyters.

There is an opportunity for an MDS within the Presbytery. The opportunity is that of a Parish Assistant for Kingshill Church.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit
Closing date: Thursday, 29th February 2024, at 12 noon.
We would be grateful if you could highlight this opportunity to anyone you think would be interested in applying.

Dyce and Newmachar Churches are looking to employ a full-time Youth Worker. Please click here for details.

The latest edition of Prayer Points can be downloaded from this page of the website.

Click here to download Rev Carl Irvine's report from last week's meeting of Aberdeenshire Council Children's and Education services Committee for distribution to churches within the Aberdeenshire Council area.

The old West Gordon Ministers' Fraternal will be meeting on Thursday 15 February from 10 - 12 in the library of the Acorn Centre in Inverurie West Church. All ministers and deacons - and ecumenical partners - across the old Gordon Presbytery, and beyond, will be made very welcome.

Click here to download a flyer for the latest round of sessions of the Aberdeen Academy of Theology. We are very excited to have Dr Nicola Whyte, Hope Trust Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, presenting a series on the topic of sin. Dr Whyte’s work brings insights from systematic theologians such as Karl Barth into conversation with contemporary political questions. We’re looking forward to lively discussions over the course of the three sessions, the first of which will happen on Saturday, January 28th, from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Fountainhall Church Centre. Please feel free to share the flyer with anyone who might be interested in coming. As always, it would be good if you could RSVP if you are coming so that the right amount of coffee, tea, and refreshments can be bought.

Click here to download a promotional flyer for the Celebrating Calling events, the next of which will be held in Aberdeen on the 21st of February.

The Epiphany Group is holding the first of their reflective days of 2024, click here to download a poster for the event.

Click here to download a poster inviting all to the University of Aberdeen's series of Gifford Lectures, to be delivered by Professor Miri Rubin, the first of which will be held on Monday the 26th of February at 6pm.

Click here to download a leaflet outlining Cornerstone's Lent and Easter Resources.

The weather may not be conducive to being outside, but spring is coming – the days are getting longer and thoughts of outdoor activities will return, so why not take advantage of an opportunity to combine some running with the opportunity to raise some money for the Church of Scotland’s very own Social Care Arm, CrossReach. We are putting together a “team” to take part in the Balmoral Running Festival at the end of April. Click here to see the attached flier or contact Rev Keith Blackwood at Mannofield Church, Aberdeen – please also share this with any other hobby or serious runners you know – the more the merrier.

Crown Terrace Baptist church is looking for 6 Go-Pak foldable tables to help with an additional English class they are starting for asylum seekers.
Gary (pastor) was wondering if any churches that were closing would have these going spare.
They are willing to pay for them.
Do you know of any churches that might have them and would be interested to part with them? Get in contact with Gary Smith, the pastor at