The Trustees of the Cathedral have adopted an ambitious "Decade of Development" plan, with the aim of renewing every aspect of the Cathedral's life and work over the next decade. A Development Group has been established, and it has formulated plans for annual events, special initiatives, and phased building redevelopments.
The Mission of St Andrew’s Cathedral is to be a focus of Christian worship and witness in and for the City of Aberdeen, and to be a Mother Church for the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney. This mission implies a sacred obligation -- to embody and maintain the rich tradition of Anglican liturgy and music; to offer spiritual hospitality as a house of prayer for a diversity of people; to reach out in hope, bringing help to social groups with special needs; and to embrace and enhance the Cathedral’s architectural heritage.
Our Vision 2019-29
The Cathedral’s vision is encapsulated in the slogan “Serving God in the City: a Flagship of Spirituality”. This slogan signals our aspiration to renew the Cathedral’s life and significantly raise its profile over a decade . To accomplish this, we have launched a regular series of special events, some key initiatives for the longer term, and a phased programme of building restoration projects.
INITIATIVES FOR THE LONGER TERM
Pilgrimage Centre Establishing a new role for the Cathedral that:
Cathedral Song School Developing an enhanced role for the Cathedral that:
Redevelopment Building Projects 2021-29
A Prayer for the Decade of Development
Almighty God, who is ready to be heard by those who have not asked, and ready to be found by those who have not sought, look favorably we pray on this your Cathedral Church of St Andrew the Apostle. Guide us with your heavenly wisdom, strengthen us with the knowledge of your love, inspire in us the faith that all things prosper that are in accordance with your will. Bless those who worship here, and grant that by the Cross and Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Aberdeen’s Cathedral may be a place of prayer, an instrument of grace, and a perpetual reminder of redemption. Amen.
Annual Cycle of Special Events
March: ‘Faith in the City’ Annual Lecture,
sponsored by the Cathedral Friends
June: Cathedral Choral weekend
September: A Sacred Arts Day
November : Commemoration of Samuel Seabury’s Consecration
November: Civic Service for St Andrewstide
The Decade of Development Group
Gordon Graham, Chair, Friends,
Godwin Chimara, Organizational and Financial Oversight,
Nicola Mills, Visitor/Pilgrimage Centre Development
Amudha Poobalan, Communications
Ferdinand von Prondzynski, Annual Cycle of Events
Derek Sleeman, Grants and Fundraising
Michael Stone, Building Projects and Architect Liaison