Aberdeen - St Andrew’s Cathedral

King Street, Aberdeen, AB24 5AX


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St Andrew’s Cathedral has a strong tradition of the best of Anglican cathedral music and singing. Music is an important means of reaching out into the community as we attract many supporters for musical events - particularly our Saturday recitals which run throughout the year. In addition to hosting Diocesan events and services, we welcome visitors from all over the world.

Special service times

Holy Week and Easter Services and Activities:

Sunday 29 March – Palm Sunday:

  • 8:00am:  Holy Communion
  • 10:45am:  Sung Eucharist and Liturgy of the Palms

Wednesday 1 April – Wednesday in Holy Week:

  • 10:00am:  Holy Communion

Thursday 2 April – Maundy Thursday:

  • 11:30am:  Chrism Eucharist
  • 7:30pm:  Solemn Mass of the Last supper followed by stripping of the Altars and commencement of the Vigil at the Altar of Repose at St Margaret’s Church, Aberdeen

Friday 3 April – Good Friday: 

  • 12 Noon to 3:00pm:  Three Hours Devotion with Prof. David Brown, Institute of Theology, Imagination and the Arts, University of St Andrews
  • 7:30pm:  Veneration of the Cross

Saturday 4 April – Holy Saturday:

  • 8:30pm:  Vigil for Easter Eve and Lighting of the Paschal Candle.

Sunday 5 April – Easter Sunday:

  • 8:00am:  Holy Communion
  • 10:45am:  Sung Eucharist
  • 6:30am:  Festal Evensong

Service times


  • 8:00am: Holy Communion
  • 10:45am: Sung Eucharist
  • 6:30pm: Choral Evensong (University Term Time only)


  • 10:00am: Holy Communion

Clergy and office bearers

  • Interim Priest-in-Charge | Very Rev Dr Alexander Emsley Nimmo | alexander306@btinternet.com | 01224 644969
  • Assistant priest | Rev Moira Paterson
  • Organist and Master of the Choristers | Prof Andrew Morrisson

Contact details

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Groups and activities

Children's Activities:

  • Creche - during 10:45am service
  • Sunday School (Godly Play or Junior Church) during 10:45am service
  • Young membership of Cathedral Choir from age 8


  • 6:30pm:  Tuesday Fellowship (Young Adults Group)

Mother's Union:  Monthly speakers and meetings - details available from the Cathedral Office.


  • Wheelchair access by side door
  • Loop system
  • Men and ladies toilet facilities (in hall)
  • Disabled parking
  • Congregational parking
  • Large print books (on request)
  • Braille Print books (on request)
  • City council public performance licence for events in the Cathedral and the JSC Hall