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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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Inside Gilcomston Church


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!).

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.