Welcome to the Cathedral Church of St Andrew in Aberdeen and to this website. We hope you enjoy your time online with us and be inspired to visit us in person. We are a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney.
If you are our virtual guest, we very much hope that you would find something here that gives you a glimpse of that which transcends all human imagination and knowledge, God – who is love. We affirm every Sunday as we gather for worship that ‘God is love and we are God’s children. There is no room for fear in love. We love, because God loves us first.’We began our journey as a Christian community some three centuries ago, born out of religious persecution. We believe God has called us to be a people in the heart of the city of Aberdeen, between the Merchant’s Quarters of wealth and prosperity and the Slums of poverty and suffering.
The Episcopal Congregation of St Andrew began its journey in the Long Acre where our pioneering forebears Consecrated the first Episcopal bishop for the newly born United States of America, Samuel Seabury, in 1784. We continue to enjoy a warm relationship with the Episcopal Church.
We are the mother church for the United Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. We hold in our trust the spiritual lives of a diverse, international congregation. St. Andrew’s Cathedral offers a warm welcome to all. Also in our trust is a handsome edifice, a Sacred Space for Sounds Sacred, a building of great grace, peace and beauty, in the heart of Aberdeen.
We are blessed with a rich tradition of Choral worship with a set of Choirs of great distinction who enable us to transcend into the realms of the angels and archangels. Why not come and experience the worship of God in the beauty of holiness, in the splendour of a great space in the fellowship of St Andrew?
Please introduce yourself if you are visiting or exploring the possibility of making the Cathedral Church, your spiritual home.