Crown Terrace Baptist Church

A Christian Community in the City Centre Seeking to Make Christ Known

About Us

Our church is in the middle of the City while our folk come from all over the city and beyond.

You will find us a friendly and welcoming fellowship where you will quickly be made to feel at home.

Our worship is a mix of traditional and modern. Four of our members are ordained ministers who share the preaching with our pastor Rev. Gary Smith.

CongregationinsideMorning Service

A History of Crown Terrace Baptist Church

Crown Terrace was formally constituted in 1839, the first Baptist Church in Aberdeen, although the church actually first began in 1821 when John Gilmore, a student of the Baptist Education Society, came to Aberdeen at the beginning of that year with a view to exploring the position and the possibility of establishing a Baptist Church.

Later in the year he was invited by a group of 13 men and women to become their pastor and they began to look for ground on which to build a Chapel. A chapel was built in Union Terrace but the church later moved to a new chapel in John Street which served for the next 40 years. 

In 1939 a history of the first hundred was produced and is available here.

A further history of the 50 years from 1939 was completed and is available here.

A booklet was also produced in 1970 on the centenary of the building. It makes interesting reading in light of the recent alterations we have made to the building. It is also available here.

Church Constitutions

A copy of the current constitution is available here.
The original constitution from 1839 is available here.

Annual Reports of Trustees and                                                        Statements of Financial Activities

These are available here.  Simply click on the year you wish to view.






  • 1 Crown Terrace
  • Aberdeen
  • AB11 6HE

Charity No. - SCO10157