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ST MARY’S PARISH CHURCH

PLEASE NOTE

From 20th June singing will be allowed in St. Mary’s but you will still need to wear a face mask. The Hymns will be printed on a sheet and we would ask you to take the sheet away with you at the end of the service when you leave the church. We would remind you that there will still be restricted numbers, you will need to pre-register your wish to attend by calling our dedicated phone no. 07709 736586, you will need to provide your contact details for Track and Protect purposes.

Our church has now opened for Sunday worship at 11am only.  Due to social distancing and Church of Scotland requirements our maximum capacity for these services is set at 74 (Seated).

ST MARY’S HAS LONG BEEN A SUPPORTER OF CHRISTIAN AID BUT DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS WE ARE UNABLE TO FUNDRAISE AS NORMAL. IT WOULD BE APPRECIATED IF YOU CAN HAND IN YOUR “SMALL CHANGE – BIG DIFFERENCE” COLLECTION BOXES AT THE EARLIEST OPPORTUNITY. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO HAND THEM IN AND WOULD LIKE THEM TO BE COLLECTED FROM YOU PLEASE CALL THE MINISTER (01224 633778) OR THE SESSION CLERK (01224 704143).

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Do you want to be a part of a fellowship and learn about Christ with likeminded individuals?

Join our church’s young people/student fellowship. Aim at 17-25 year olds and running online this semester we will be exploring pillars of our Christian faith and getting mildly competitive playing games.

Starting back Monday 28th September 7-9pm
For more information and to register please email f.j.borland.17@abdn.ac.uk or message our Facebook page.

A warm welcome from Rev. Elsie J Fortune

Inside Church

Our History

Our Buildings St Marys

In the early 1930’s Aberdeen, like many other cities, built new housing schemes to house the families transported from the densely populated city centre areas, to the then perimeter areas of Torry, Kaimhill, Hilton, Middlefield, Pittodrie and Seaton.

As part of the Church Extension initiative Aberdeen Presbytery were advised in 1935 that a site for the Pittodrie Church at the corner of King Street and Regent Walk had been bought for £1600, and that Messrs A. Marshall MacKenzie, Architects, had been appointed to draw up plans for the new granite built Church. It was later reported that the estimated cost would be £10143.18/8d.

On the 19th October 1938 the Moderator of Aberdeen Presbytery Rev J.K.Wilkin opened and dedicated the Pittodrie Church Halls. Then on the 6th January 1939 came the highlight when the Presbytery Moderator returned to open and dedicate the new Pittodrie Church.

On the 5th of November 1950 a Union of Pittodrie and Gallowgate Churches took place. This was as a result of the Gallowgate Church being bombed during the Second World War and subsequently demolished, the congregation worshipped in temporary premises till in 1950 a vacancy arose at Pittodrie, a union was agreed and the Minister of Gallowate, Rev Inglis Miller became Minister of the United Churches. A few years later the Pittodrie Gallowgate name was dropped and it became known as St Mary’s Parish Church.

Our Ministers down through the years

1939 – 1942 Rev Ian M. Macalister (Pittodrie Church)

1944 – 1950 Rev Roderick MacKinnon (Pittodrie Church)

1950 – 1954 Rev W. Inglis Miller (Union of Pittodrie Church and Gallowgate Church)

1954 – 1967 Rev Nigel A. M. MacKenzie (St Mary’s)

1967 – 2002 Rev Michael S. M. Crawford (St Mary’s)

2003 – Rev Elsie J. Fortune (St Mary’s)

Last Updated - 12/05/2021
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