About us

We are a small, friendly Church, nestled amongst trees in the centre of Aboyne in Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland, UK.
 
St. Thomas' Church is part of the Scottish Episcopal Church and so part of the Anglican Communion.  We are linked with the parish of St. Kentigern's in Ballater and our Rector also serves St. Ninian's in Braemar.  Our Sunday services are generally held at 11.15 am, following the 9.30 am services at St. Kentigern's, Ballater (see Services and readings).  We also have 'STomp' at 10 am on the third Sunday of each month, which is our children's club.
 
Our range of services reflects the diversity of our congregation.  In addition to popular special services such as Christingle and the Crib Service, we hold a wide variety of regular services including Holy Communion (both the 1970 and 1982 services), Family Services, a children's church for children aged 0 to 11 years (STomp), Morning Prayer (Matins), Evensong and other special services and forms of service such as those from the Iona Community.
 
It is important to St. Thomas' that the focus is not on the church building but on the community that St. Thomas' serves.  However, we do have a lovely building which, being over 100 years old, needs a lot of care and attention.  Elsewhere on this site, you can find out more about the history of our building and what we are doing to look after it as, whilst the church grounds are maintained by Aberdeenshire Council, the building itself is managed by members of the congregation by various ways and means (see Our Groups).
 
We an 'Eco-Congregation'. Eco-Congregation is an ecumenical programme helping churches make the link between environmental issues and Christian faith, and respond in practical action in the church, in the lives of individuals, and in the local and global community.  The programme is operated in several different countries through independent organisations.  In Scotland, this is through Eco-Congregation Scotland.

For more about us, including all our various activities, our latest news and a copy of our church magazine, The Tattler, please browse this site.  We hope you will learn more about us and what we are about.  We also hope, however, that you might be able to join with us in whichever way you would like.

If there is anything that you would like to ask or find out more about, please contact us.