December 2023 Services

Sunday 3rd December (Advent 1) –
Morning prayer at 11.00am

Sunday 10th December (Advent 2) –
Eucharist at 9.30am

Sunday 17th December (Advent 3) –
Extended communion at 11.00am

Sunday 24th December (Advent 4 / Christmas Eve)
No morning service.
Readings, Carols and Blessing of the Crib at 6.30pm

Monday 25th December (Christmas Day)
Extended Communion in St Drostan’s, Old Deer at 11.00am

Sunday 31st December (Christmas 1) –
Eucharist at 11.00am

Sunday 7th January 2024 (Epiphany) –
Morning Prayer at 11.00am


St John's Church, LongsideWelcome to the website of St John’s Church, Longside, the “Cathedral of Buchan.”  It is the “home” of the Rev John Skinner, the Clergyman, Theologian, Historian, poet, and our incumbant from 1742 until 1807.  We have copies of his works and some of his personal possessions that are available to view, and his grave is situated in the churchyard behind the Longside Parish Church.

We are a congregation within the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, part of the Scottish Episcopal Church.  We are linked to St Drostan’s Church in Old Deer and St Peter’s Church in Peterhead.  Our Rector is the Rev Richard O’Sullivan.

Other officebearers include:

  • Secretary:  Mr George Marshall
  • Lay Rep:  Mrs Moira Nelson
  • Treasurer:  Mr D Murison

We hope we will be able to welcome you.  Our church is open during service hours.  Alternatively, you can arrange to view the church by contacting our secretary, George Marshall on  07717 282474.

Where we are:

St John’s Church is situated just out of the village on the Peterhead Road.  Parking is available in front of the Church Hall, located to the right of the Church.

View Longside – St John the Evangelist in a larger map