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Drumoak Church
Durris Church

In God's grace, opening our doors and reaching out to bring
​God's love, peace and joy to all.​



We warmly welcome you to Drumoak-Durris Church and invite you to explore further our website. As a Church we believe it's people who matter, how we relate to God and how we relate to one another, and so our hope and our prayer is that beyond looking at our website, you will be encouraged to come along and visit us.

Drumoak-Durris Parish lies in Royal Deeside between Aberdeen and Banchory and is centred around the two villages of Drumoak and Durris located either side of the River Dee. 

Services & COVID-19 Update

The Kirk Session considered the relaxation of the COVID 19 regulations from the Scottish Government and the General Trustees and agreed the following which is in effect:

- The wearing of face coverings and standing for singing will become optional.

- Hand sanitiser will be made available and its use optional.

- Durris Church: Pew cushions will be returned while the tapes restricting seating will be removed.

- Drumoak Church Hall: The seating plan will remain as it is and the one-way system will be removed.

- Pre and Post worship cleaning will cease and congregations will be offered wipes and plastic bags to enable people to clean their own seating areas.

Please click here to access the church services calendar for the next few months.


Easter 2023 Worship Programme

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  • Thursday, 6th April at 6.30pm: Maundy Thursday Communion Service in Drumoak Church Hall

  • Friday, 7th April at 7:30pm: All are invited to join with Banchory Ternan East Church on the Easter Cross Walk. This is followed by refreshments

  • Easter Sunday, 9th April at 8.15am: Early Morning Outdoor Service at Durris Church followed at 9.30am by coffee, tea and hot cross buns served prior to the 10.00am service in Drumoak Church Hall

Joint Service

The next joint service with Banchory Ternan East Church will be held in Banchory East Church on Sunday 30th April 2023 at 10:15am. All are welcome to attend.

Presbytery of Kincardine and Deeside (K&D) Presbytery Mission Plan 2022

You can view and download a copy of the K&D Presbytery Mission Plan 2022 by clicking here

Photos Of Durris Church 200th Anniversary Celebration

On the weekend of 18th and 19th June, we celebrated the 200th anniversary of Durris Church including an exhibition and a service of celebration in Durris Church which featured the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt. Rev. Dr. Greenshields. Below you can see photos of this memorable weekend:

Kids Online Activities

You can find activities including games, quizzes and colouring-in sheets by accessing this page here

General Assembly 2022: Special Supplement


Life and Work has once again published a FREE four page General Assembly Special Supplement for 2022 that can be viewed here.

In addition to the supplement, a General Assembly report will feature in the July issue of Life and Work magazine. Anyone that is not a subscriber and interested in this particular issue can purchase a single print or digital copy here. The July issue is published on 17th June 2022.

Local Support Group During COVID 19 Pandemic


Please click on the image to download this special edition of the Drumoak & Durris Newsletter. 

In these unprecedented times, if you are unable to ask family, friends or neighbours, the Community is there to help if needed including:

- Picking up shopping for you or help order groceries online

- Collecting your prescriptions

- Posting your mail

- Arrange for a friendly phone call

- Walk your dogs

Kids Kirk

You can view the latest "Kids Kirk" from Banchory East Church by clicking the link here.

Banchory East Church - Wednesday Break

You can view the latest Wednesday Break Reflection from Banchory East Church here.


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You can find out the dates and locations of our services for the next two months by viewing our service calendar.

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Missed a service? Don't worry, our church services are now available to listen to online. 

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The Drumoak-Durris Newsletter - Summer 2022 issue is available for download.

Other recent issues are also available to view.

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A copy of the 2019 report and accounts for Drumoak-Durris  Church of Scotland is available to view. 

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Start your day with this free bible reading app with commentary that was introduced by Nicky Gumbel. Available for Apple and Android devices.

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