St Mary-on-the-Rock, Ellon
Located in Craighall, at 1 South Road in the centre of Ellon, Saint Mary-on-the-Rock is home to a lively congregation.
There is a celebration of the Eucharist each Sunday at 11:00am.
During the week there is a celebration of the Eucharist at 10:00am on a Wednesday and many additional meetings of other groups in the Hall.
Saint Mary’s Hall is conveniently located within the church grounds and it is an easily accessible building with all its facilities on the ground floor. The Hall is a centre of ministry to the community every day of the week – Parent and Toddler Groups, Mothers’ Union, Choir, Study Groups are some of the various organisations and activities that meet in this attractive space. The Church Office also is located within Saint Mary’s Hall.
We are delighted to announce that the renovations of our church hall have been completed on time and it is now available for hire again. Please make enquiries through the parish office on 01358 720366.
Saint Mary’s has a spacious carpark for safe off-road parking of your cars, and there are several designated spaces reserved for blue badge holders.
Ellon’s parish history stretches back over 900 years. However, the present church was designed by George Edmund Street, the eminent Victorian architect, and is based on the design of the mediaeval parish church of Ellon, which was torn down in 1776.
It is a Grade A listed building and was opened on June 23rd 1871. It was consecrated on September 8th 1875. This church replaced a smaller church at Craighall, which was opened in 1816 and which itself had replaced a series of “hidden” chapels used by the congregation during the days of the persecution of Episcopalians following their involvement in the Jacobite Risings.
Choir at St Mary’s
St Mary’s has a small but friendly choral group which support many of our services and are involved in special church festivals and concerts, singing a repertoire of music ranging from the traditional classics and hymns to modern praise choruses.
The Choir is small but they sing joyfully each Sunday at the 11:00am service, and they welcome new members to join them. Should you wish to be part of our choir, please approach our Organist or Rector to find out more.