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The Moderator visits NENI Presbytery

By James Hyman | 15 February 2024
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, visited the Presbytery of the North East and the Northern Isles for the weekend, as part of the plans for the University of Aberdeen’s Founder’s Day held on Saturday 10th of February. While the Moderator was in the area, the Presbytery held a number of…

Presbytery Treasurer

By Peter Johnston | 4 October 2023
Seeking Presbytery Treasurer The Presbytery of the North East and the Northern Isles is now seeking a permanent part time Presbytery Treasurer. More information about this important role is available via the Vacancies page of this site: Vacancies – The Presbytery of the North East and the Northern Isles (nenipresbytery.org.uk) Congregations are encouraged to advertise the availability of this post…

Keynote Address by Katie McLean, 2 September 2023

By Peter Johnston | 2 September 2023
The September 2023 Conference Meeting of Presbytery was addressed by Katie McLean who is the Refuge and Asylum Manager for Aberdeenshire Council. Katie has worked over a number of years with the resettlement of refugees in Aberdeenshire, including with Syrian New Scots and Ukrainian families. She is currently working to provide support around asylum seekers. She shared her insights on…

Keynote Address by Very Rev Dr Martin Fair

By Peter Johnston | 24 June 2023
At the first Conference Meeting of the Presbytery on Saturday 17 June 2023, the keynote speaker was Very Rev Dr Martin Fair. Martin has recently stepped down from his role as a parish minister to work for the national church in a role encouraging recruitment into the ministries of the Church of Scotland. Below you can view the address by…

New Prayer Diary For Presbytery

By Peter Johnston | 24 June 2023
New Resource To Facilitate Prayer Across Presbytery We have added a new page to the website under Resources which will be the online home for Prayer Points a new prayer diary that is being created by members of Presbytery to help nurture and guide prayer for the Presbytery across the Presbytery. You can find more information and a link to…

The Moderator Visits Aberdeen City

By Peter Johnston | 10 February 2023
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, visited Aberdeen City as part of plans for Founder’s Day at the University of Aberdeen. While those plans did not all go ahead, the Presbytery of the North East and the Northern Isles’ service in Aberdeen did proceed in Holburn West Parish Church on…

NENI Presbytery Begins

By Peter Johnston | 11 January 2023
First Meeting of New Presbytery The Presbytery of the North East and the Northern Isles held its opening meeting on Tuesday 10 January 2023. This new Presbytery is a union between the former Presbyteries of Aberdeen and Shetland, Buchan, Gordon, Kincardine and Deeside, Moray, and Orkney. Covering a huge geographical area and comprising around 120 congregations, the Presbytery is the…

Farewells

By Peter Johnston | 11 January 2023
Thanks to Mrs Cheryl Brankin and Dr Sundari Joseph At the opening meeting of the new Presbytery of the North East and the Northern Isles, two staff members of the former Presbytery of Aberdeen and Shetland were thanked for their work. Mrs Cheryl Brankin Mrs Cheryl Brankin worked for the Presbytery of Aberdeen and then Aberdeen and Shetland for eight…

Rev Jean Montgomerie 50 Year Anniversary

By Peter Johnston | 11 January 2023
An Ordination Milestone for Jean At the opening meeting of the Presbytery of the North East and the Northern Isles we celebrated with Rev Jean Montgomerie as she reached the 50th anniversary of her ordination as a minister in the Church of Scotland on 11 January 1973. Speaking during the meeting, Rev Shuna Dicks of Cults Parish Church said: “50…

New Facebook Page for Presbytery

By Peter Johnston | 5 January 2023
The Presbytery now has a social media presence via a Facebook page that can be accessed at: www.facebook.com/nenipresbytery Here you will find regular up to date news about the Presbytery. This will include live web streams of the Presbytery meetings wherever possible. Please do “like” and “follow” the new Presbytery website.

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