Easter Sunday - Services and Activities


Details of services and activities taking place around the Diocese to mark Easter Sunday.  Please contact churches direct for more information on any of their services using the contact details in the Church Directory.


Sunday 16 April - Easter Sunday:


Aberdeen – Cathedral Church:

  • 10:45am: Sung Eucharist
  • 6:30pm: Easter Choral Evensong, including a celebration for the 90th birthday of our former Bishop, Fred Darwent

Aberdeen – St Clement’s Church:

  • 10:30am: Eucharist

Aberdeen – St James’ Church:

  • 10:30am: Holy Communion

Aberdeen – St John’s Church:

  • 10:30am: Sung Eucharist followed by shared congregational lunch

Aberdeen – St Machar’s Church:

  • 11:00am: Celebration of the Eucharist on this joyous day. Easter egg distribution

Aberdeen – St Margaret’s Church:

  • 10:30am: Parish Mass followed by buffet lunch
  • 3:00pm: Solemn Evensong and Benediction

Aberdeen – St Mary’s Church (Carden Place):

  • Easter Sunday Service

Aberdeen – St Mary’s Church (Cove):

  • 9:30am: Easter Sunday Eucharist

Aberdeen – St Ninian’s Church:

  • 10:30am: Easter Celebration – Holy Communion

Aboyne – St Thomas’ Church:

  • 11:15am: Easter Communion

Ballater – St Kentigern’s Church:

  • 7:00am: Easter Sunrise Ecumenical Service by the river in Ballater, followed by breakfast at Glenmuick Church Hall
  • 9:30am: Easter Communion

Banff – St Andrew’s Church:

  • 9:30am: Parish Eucharist and Blessing of the Paschal Candle

Bieldside – St Devenick’s Church:

  • 7:30am: Easter Sunday Sunrise service with bacon rolls
  • 8:30am: Holy Communion
  • 10:30am: Family Communion

Buckie – All Saints’ Church:

  • 8:00am: Holy Communion (said)
  • 11:30am: Parish Eucharist

Burravoe – St Colman’s Church:

  • 2:45pm: Easter Day Eucharist

Ellon – St Mary’s Church:

  • 7:00am: Ecumenical Sunrise Service on the Old Bridge over the Ythan
  • 8:30am: Holy Communion
  • 11:00am: Easter Day Eucharist

Fraserburgh – St Peter’s Church:

  • 11:00am: Easter Communion

Insch – St Drostan’s Church:

  • 8:00am: Messy Sunrise Service at the top of Dunnydeer Hill for all the family
  • 10:00am: Easter Communion

Inverurie – St Mary’s Church:

  • 8:30am: Holy Communion with 1970 Liturgy
  • 11:00am: All Age Family Easter Celebration

Kemnay – St Anne’s Church:

  • 10:00am: Easter Sunday Family Communion

Kirkwall – St Olaf’s Church:

  • 8:00am: Easter Service at the top of Wideford Hill, led by the Salvation Army
  • 10:00am: Easter Day Sung Eucharist

Lerwick – St Magnus’ Church:

  • 10:45am: Easter Eucharist
  • 6:30pm: Evening Prayer

Longside – St John’s Church and Old Deer – St Drostan’s Church:

  • 11:00am: Easter Day Eucharist at St John’s

Oldmeldrum – St Matthew’s Church:

  • 10:30am: Eucharist

Peterhead – St Peter’s Church:

  • 11:00am: Easter Day Eucharist

Strichen – All Saints’ Church:

  • 9:30am: Holy Communion

Stromness – St Mary’s Church:

  • 10:30am: Festival Communion Service

Turriff – St Congan’s Church:

  • Interdenominational Easter Sunrise at St Congan’s Church Yard (if weather is bad, service will be held in the church)
  • 10:30am: Easter Day Reserved Sacrament Communion

Westhill Community Church:

  • 8:00am: Early Morning Praise, followed by breakfast
  • 10:30am: All Age Easter Service
  • 4:00pm: Easter Messy Church
  • 6:30pm: Soul Easter Celebration

Whiterashes – All Saints’ Church:

  • 3:00pm: Easter Sunday Eucharist

Upcoming dates

  • There are no upcoming occurrences for this event.

Previous dates

  • Sunday April 16 2017