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Aberdeen Cathedral

The main place of worship in the Catholic diocese of Aberdeen the Cathedral was opened in 1860 and has many attractive architectural and liturgical features.

Aberdeen, Grampian

Opening times

Open 7am to 8pm, except Sat 8.30am to 9.15pm and Sunday 7.30am to 8.30pm.


Huntly Street
AB10 1SH

Our Cathedral was opened in December 1860 as the principal Catholic Church in the west end of the city, replacing St Peters church in the Castlegate, when there were about 1,000 Catholics out of a population of 74,000 and the number of Catholics was increasing. It became the Cathedral when the post reformation diocese was set up in 1878. The architect of the church was Alexander Ellis, a local man. The spire, added with the bells in 1876-1877, was designed by RG Wilson. The church was rededicated in I960, the centenary of its opening, after the interior had been extensively simplified, anticipating by some years the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican.

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Train station within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Parking within 250m

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Catholic Church

Contact information

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