South Holburn Church, Aberdeen


Who are we?

South Holburn Parish Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland in the City of Aberdeen. Whether you live locally, or are visiting the city, we will always be pleased to welcome you.

Where are we?

Our church building is located at 539a Holburn Street, not far from Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen.

The Church in Scotland

The Church of Scotland is our country’s national church and as such the ministry of South Holburn extends beyond our own membership. It is a joy to share in celebrations such as baptisms and weddings and it is a privilege to offer pastoral care in times of loss and bereavements.
Come and Worship With Us
People of all ages are welcome to come and join us for worship at 10.30am on Sunday mornings. Our Sunday School and Creche normally meet while the service is in progress.
Holy Communion
Holy communion is celebrated on Easter Sunday and also on the last Sundays of January, June and October
The Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland is one of the largest organisations in the country. We have around 600,000 members, with many thousands more regularly involved in our local congregations and in our wider work. More than 100,000 children and young people also take part in a range of our church-based activities, led by a team of 15,000 volunteers.
Baptisms & Weddings
The minister is happy to discuss baptisms or weddings with those who wish to know more.

Contact us for further information.

The Presbytery of Aberdeen
The Presbytery of Aberdeen is one of forty-six Presbyteries in Scotland. It represents and supervises the work of thirty-seven Church of Scotland Congregations within the civil bounds of the City of Aberdeen.

Our next ‘in-person’ service at South Holburn Church will take place on Sunday, 23rd May at 10:30 a.m. 

Due to social distancing restrictions places will be limited and booking will be necessary.  (Booking line open from Monday 17th May – 07726 867138)

Sunday Services 

Following advice from the Government on controlling the spread of Covid-19, Aberdeen Presbytery hasgiven permission for Churches to return to worship on a limited basis and following Government guidelines about numbers, social distancing and hygene.

Therefore there will be limited Sunday worship at South Holburn Church over the next few months.  Members will be asked to book a place at these services.

Members will continue to be supported by regular phone calls and updates.

Videos and items of worship will continue to appear weekly on the website, so check regularly for new content.

Please keep safe during this time and look out for one another.


Aberdeen City Council has launched a free emergency telephone helpline to prioritise support to its most vulnerable and at-risk customers during the coronavirus outbreak.

The telephone number 0800 0304 713 will be staffed from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday from Tuesday 24 March until further notice.

The emergency number is for those hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak and unable to obtain help from their existing support networks, in these unprecedented times. Members of the emergency helpline team are ready to provide welfare and financial advice and support, including what to do if you are struggling to get food or pay bills. Similar advice and information are also available on issues such as housing, health, food, heating, finance and schools on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page of the Council’s website, which is being regularly updated.



If the video does not play, click the link below:

16th May 2021

(This will take to the South Holburn Church YouTube Channel)

Resources for Family and Faith

 (Please note: No new resources for families will be added after 31st August 2020)




Weekly Devotional Blog


Harvest Appeal 2020

Our Harvest Appeal for Cans of Food for The Instant Neighbour Trust Foodbank was shared with Ferryhill and Ruthrieston West Churches.

The total Number of cans collected was:


Thank you to everyone who contributed

(Remember you can still leave cans for Instant Neighbour at any of our live services in Church)

You can watch our Harvest Appeal video here and meet Beanie and Peaches and Tom Tuna


Holy Week Services

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Lent and Holy Week activities this year.

Our services and meetings included contributions from South Holburn, Ruthrieston West and Ferryhill members, as well as from members of other churches. 

Hundreds of daffodils where knitted, crocheted and sown.  These will now be distrubuted to members and others in our community.

This comment was received from a member:

“I wish to thank our ministers, David and Julia for all the services and reflections that they have given us during Holy Week.
I should also include thanks to our former minister, George Cowie for his daily reflections.”





Virtual Vestry takes place on Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m.  This is a time when folk can join together online using Zoom and have a chat and a catch up.  You can stay for 5 mins or for an hour – its up to you  If you want to join us just click the link below.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 889 3686 7433
Passcode: 740115




Contact Us
Please get in touch to find out more

South Holburn Church

539A Holburn Street, Aberdeen, AB10 7LH
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