University of Aberdeen Founders' Day Chapel Service

On Founders' Day we pay tribute to our historic origins as an ancient University and celebrate the support of our benefactors over the centuries including Bishop Elphinstone.

The service will be conducted by University Chaplain, Rev Marylee Anderson, and the sermon will be given by Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, the current Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The Service will be followed by a light sandwich lunch reception in James McKay Hall, King’s College Conference Centre from 1-2pm, which will provide an opportunity to get together with fellow supporters and friends of the University. 

You will also be able to view our very special Reciprocation Book which recognises those who remembered the University in their Will. This treasured book can usually be found in the Special Collections Centre within the Sir Duncan Rice Library.

If you would like to attend this service in-person booking is essential so click here to book before Friday 3rd February. 

If attending in person please note that all guests should be seated by 11.50am at the latest. 

The service will be streamed live online for anyone unable to attend in person, a link to join will be added to this page closer to the time. The recording of the service will also appear on the University's YouTube channel following the service if you cannot watch it live. 

Once you have booked your place you will receive a confirmation email that will contain more information on parking etc. on the day. Please do contact us if you have any further queries.  

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University Multi-faith Chaplaincy Centre
King's College Chapel

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