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Due to the current situation with Coronavirus the Cathedral is closed until further notice. We shall update this notice once it’s safe to reopen our beautiful church.

During this time we can still be contacted at office@stmachar.com

Our Sunday Services at present are recorded and are available through the link on the right of the page.

Discover our online learning resources on the Education and Outreach page.

Raise the Roof Fundraising Campaign

A renovation programme of the fabric of  St Machar’s Cathedral is due to commence soon.

The roof will be reslated for the first time since 1867. The 500 year old heraldic ceiling decorated with 48 coloured shields, will be cleaned and renovated. Some of the windows will be repaired and releaded.

The programme of works will cost £1.85m, £1.67 has already been raised. Please help us raise the final £175,000 to preserve the oldest building still in use in Aberdeen so that it can be enjoyed by generations to come. You can donate to this project through our Just Giving page.

Once restrictions on the construction industry are lifted our planned renovation of the Cathedral will begin.


Raise the Roof

 A service from
St Machar’s Cathedral
Rev’d Prof Philip Ziegler
Sunday Service

Fiona Kennedy and
Jan McRobbie

Rev’d Bob Brown
Rev’d Prof Philip Ziegler
the hymns are
200 Christ is made the sure foundation,
70 Give praise and thanks unto the Lord,