Welcome to the website of St Mary-on-the-Rock, Ellon, and St James-the-Less, Cruden Bay.  We are congregations within the Episcopal Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, and in full communion with the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Our new website is currently under construction – in the meantime, service times and contact details are available below:

Service Times:


  • 8:30am:  Holy Communion at St Mary’s, Ellon
  • 9:30am:  Parish Eucharist at St James’, Cruden Bay
  • 11:00am:  Family Eucharist at St Mary’s, Ellon


  • 10:00am:  Holy Communion in the church hall at St Mary’s, Ellon.

Advance notice:

  • The Reverend Andrew Tucker will be installed as the Rector of St James the Less, Cruden Bay and St Mary-on-the-Rock, Ellon on Thursday 9th July.  The service of installation will be held in St Mary’s at :7:00pm.

Contact Details:

Our Church Office is open daily from Tuesday to Friday:

  • Email:  parish@stmarystjames.org.uk
  • Tel:  01358 720366