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ROYAL VISIT 21-09-2021

Following the recent completion of our work to replace the roof, repair the stained glass windows and refurbish the Heraldic Ceiling, we were delighted to receive a visit from HRH The Duke of Rothesay (as he is known in Scotland).

On a perfect day of warm sunshine, the Duke, accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant, Barney Crockett,  met representatives of the Architects, the  Contractors and the subcontractors and toured the building inspecting the works.

He also met representatives of the Cathedral and listened to a short piece played on our organ by our Director of Music, Roger Williams.

These pictures, taken for us by Niall Hastie,  capture the highlights of a memorable day.

Long Service Awards

On Friday 11th February, the Moderator of the General Assembly, Lord Wallace of Tankerness, QC visited Aberdeen and in the evening preached at a special service held by Aberdeen Presbytery at High Hilton Church. During the service, the Moderator presented Long Service Certificates signed by him, recognising the services of elders, choir members and others who had served their church for 30, 40 or 50 years. A grand total of 48 certificates was presented on the evening, with a further 21 awarded in absentia. St Machar’s was well represented, with certificates being awarded to the following:

Kate Mason: for 40 years’ service as an elder;

Sandra Massey: for 30 years’ service to the Choir

Lesley Macnab: for 30 years’ service as an elder

Sheila Cameron: for 30 years’ service as an elder

Margaret Macaulay: for 40 years’ service to the Choir

to the church. The attached (masked) photograph shows the Moderator with the St Machar’s recipients..