Vigil for our Parliamentarians

We remember in our prayers all our Parliamentarians and all affected by the Terror attacks in Westminster.  We pray for our own Parliamentarians Kirsty Blackman and Callum McCaig that they will be kept safe to continue their work on our behalf in Aberdeen.

Let us Pray:

Visit, we beseech thee, O Lord, Westminster, London,

and drive from it all the snares of the enemy;

let thy holy angels dwell herein to preserve us in peace;

and may thy blessing be upon us evermore;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

SACA Oremus

The workshop on Leading Intercessions, led by Avril Hern, our Diocesan Warden to the Lay Readers, was held in the Cathedral at 2pm on Saturday the 18th of March 2017.

This is part of a series of SACA Oremus events held at the Cathedral for developing confidence in outreach through In reach.  SACA Oremus (Let us Pray) is designed to help us witness both within and out with the confines of our worship environments.

Many of you are aware of these events and to some this may be the first time you hear of it.  Thank you to those of you who are part of this Confident Disciples of Christ (CDC) journey.  This is an ongoing CDC series of Workshops, Seminars, Conferences and Communion.  Please remember this in your prayers.

Cathedral Launches an ambitious Development Programme

The Cathedral Development Programme 2020 (CDP 2020) was formally launched within the Diocese immediately before the Diocesan Synod Eucharist, which was held in St Andrew’s Cathedral on Friday 3rd March.

Over a hundred people from the Diocese were present at the Eucharist which began with presentations from Lord Glenarthur, Bishop Robert Wickham from the Diocese of Edmonton in London, Mr James Lyon from the Westhill Community Church and Dr Claire Woods from the Cathedral Congregation.

The Cathedral Development Programme brochure was launched and the Synod then entered a period of prayerful silence before the commencement of the Liturgy.

Please visit the CDP 2020 page on this website and remember the Diocese and its Cathedral in your prayers.

Provost and the Dean in Christ Church Cathedral, Connecticut

CCC Liturgy

On Thursday the 18th of February 2016, the Revd Miguelina Howell was installed the Dean of Christ Church Cathedral in Connecticut by the Rt Revd Ian Douglas, Bishop of Connecticut.  The Dean of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, the Very Revd Dr Emsley Nimmo was installed as the Honorary Cathedral Canon of Christ Church Cathedral at the same service.  The Provost of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen, the Very Revd Dr Isaac M Poobalan was the invited guest who presided at the Sung Eucharist on Sunday the 21st of February 2016.

The Cathedral Churches in Aberdeen and Hartford are linked historically through the consecration of Bishop Samuel Seabury by the Scottish Bishops Kilgour, Petri and Skinner.

Installation of Isaac Poobalan as Provost and Rector


Isaac Poobalan was installed Provost and Rector of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen on Saturday the 7th of November 2015.

There were around 500 people in attendance with Bishop Bob as Celebrant.  The Lord Provost of Aberdeen, the Provost of Aberdeenshire, local MPs, MSPs, the Principal of the Robert Gordon University Prof Ferdinand von Prondzynski and his wife, all the Clergy and Lay Readers from the United Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney were present.

There was greater joy as representatives from the Episcopal Church in the USA were present.  The Revd Canon Michael Belt from the Diocese of Connecticut, the Revd Prof Gordon Graham from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey and the Revd Kristin Miles from Trinity Church, Wall Street, New York added joy to the occasion.

St Andrew’s Cathedral Choir were in their very best form, filling the Sacred Space with God’s glory with their voices.  The Trebles from the Choir led the congregation in prayer.  Their prayers brought the whole community of Aberdeen, gathered in that place with hope and confidence in a world blighted with conflicts and suffering.

It was sign of new beginning for the Cathedral and the Faith community in Aberdeen.