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We are a lively family of all ages who gather from all over Aberdeen. Many who are working for a short time here from other countries worship with us, as do many students. We are building strong links with the local community, other churches in the area and the varied crowds who pass by our increasingly open door. We enjoy a blend of traditional and contemporary hymns and songs when we gather on Sundays. Children, young people and older folk are very much a part of the family here and all play an active part in the life of the fellowship. It is our pleasure to welcome newcomers to Gilcomston from any church background or none.

We aim to be a learning church, engaged in God's mission in this world, positive about the city in which we live. As such, our core activities are learning from the Bible, praying together, caring for one another and communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ on the street and community and around us.

We hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith; we recognise liberty of opinion on those things that aren't part of the core of the Christian faith. We try to measure everything by what we read in the Bible.

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Ministry Team

Dominic SmartDominic Smart was born in Yorkshire but has lived in Scotland since 1979 and has been the Minister at Gilcomston since 1998. He was previously a Minister in Dundee. He is a regular speaker at conferences such as the Keswick Convention as well at universities and other venues. He is a visiting lecturer at the Highland Theological College. Dominic and his wife Marjorie have four children and a dog. He became a Christian in 1973 after a gospel meeting in Bradford City football ground, and for many years was involved in United Beach Missions. He has written several books, including When We Get It Wrong, on failure; Grace, Faith and Glory, on the Bible's antidotes to legalism; and Kingdom Builders and Kingdom Growth on the book of Acts (all published by Authentic Media), 40 Days with Jesus and 40 Days with David (published by Christian Focus Publications). He likes jazz music and Indian food and roasts his own coffee (yes, he's hooked!).

Angela Tudor
From England via New Zealand and Tanzania to Scotland; from Anglican to Baptist to Presbyterian (like the Vicar of Bray!) – a brief story of my life.Angela Tudor
Most of my early life was spent in Buckinghamshire near Windsor.  While training as a physiotherapist in London I became a Christian at a Christian Union houseparty.  Submitting to Jesus Christ as my saviour and Lord changed my life. 
After a few local physiotherapy jobs I emigrated to New Zealand.  In a small hospital there I gained all round experience on the wards and in outpatient work.  It was also there that I felt God’s call to overseas mission.  Returning to England I studied at All Nations Christian College and went to Tanzania with BCMS (now known as Crosslinks).  I loved being in Africa and being involved in the local church and in the medical work, initially in a general hospital and then in a specialist leprosy hospital.  It was with great sadness that I had to return home because of illness – but if I hadn’t come home I wouldn’t have met Geoffrey!
We lived in Chichester in West Sussex.  I worked in a psychiatric hospital – a new area for me.  When Geoffrey got a job with Grampian Regional Council and we moved to Aberdeen, I worked mainly in the care of the elderly wards at Woodend Hospital.  My last job for the National Health Service was as a Community Physiotherapist, which included working at Croft House.
Our church in Chichester had a long tradition of supporting mission partners.  One of these partners was leading a translation project in which I was invited to participate actively as a trustee.  The work was completed in 2001.  The church also had a local outreach programme in which it was good to be involved.  In Aberdeen we became members of Gerrard Street Baptist Church.  It was a considerable privilege there to be asked to lead the Mission Core Group and in that role to get to know personally those who had been serving long term overseas and to assist others considering such work.  One of the achievements of the Core Group was to send Alistair Brown, our Pastor, to visit all of our overseas partners.  So Dominic, beware! 
For the last three years we have been at Gilcomston, where we have appreciated so much the Biblical expository preaching, and the friendship of the people we have come to know.  I am amazed and delighted to have been asked to continue serving Christ’s church, here, as Parish Worker.  The words of Jesus in John 15:1-17 have spoken to my heart at various times in the past and do so again now. 

Andrew KeuerAndrew Keuer
Andrew was born in Texas but studied and worked in California and Michigan before moving to Aberdeen in 2011. He is currently writing a PhD thesis in theological ethics at University of Aberdeen. He has served on the ministry staff of several churches in the States and now serves part-time at Gilcomston. In his down-time, Andrew enjoys the company of his best friend (and wife) Lydia and their two children.