Banchory - St Ternan’s Church

High Street, Banchory, AB31 5TB
St Ternan's Church on the High Street in Banchory

St Ternan's Church on the High Street in Banchory


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St Ternan’s is a growing medium-sized congregation which worships God across the spectrum of liturgical styles.  The music from choir and organists, along with the 2nd Sunday acoustic musicians, adds depth and beauty to our gatherings.  The Sunday School programme includes regular faith stories told in the style of Godly Play, interspersed with lessons in the theme of hospitality, gardening, and other activities which teach about God’s world and God’s love.  There are regular fellowship gatherings and study groups for adults.

Special service times

Wednesday 1 March – Ash Wednesday:

  • 7:30pm: Prayers, reflections and Imposition of Ashes

Tuesdays in Lent:

28 February (Shrove Tuesday) 14, and 28 March;

  • 7:30pm: Lent Taize – Reflections with music in the church

Thursdays in Lent:

2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March; 4 April

  • 11:15am-12:15pm: Lent Course: The Beattitudes: Returning to the excellent series The Pilgrim course, we will look at the a thoughtful exploration of the first part of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ life-changing and life-challenging teaching we call The Beatitudes. ‘Blessed are they who…” Books available in paperback or in ‘e’ format – order online or pick up a copy from Canon Lisa Eunson (£6.00 each).

Service times


  • 8:00am: Holy Communion
  • 11:00am:
    • First, second and fourth Sundays of the month: Parish Eucharist with choirs
    • Third Sunday of the month: All age service and Mattins
    • Fifth Sunday of the month: Family Eucharist
  • 6:30pm:  Evensong (First Sunday of the month only)


  • 9:00am:  Holy Communion with discussion sermon


  • 10:15am:  Holy Communion (prayer book)

Clergy and office bearers

Groups and activities

Children and Young People's Activities:

  • Sunday School
  • Youth Group

House Group:

  • Meets on Tuesday afternoons

Prayer Group:

  • alternate Wednesday evenings

Bible Study for Young Mums:

  • set to suit term times