Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals
*National lockdown restrictions
Please note – during the current lockdown the Scottish Government has introduced restrictions affecting all church rites of passage. Baptisms are not able to be conducted during lockdown. Weddings are now restricted to five people only (including the celebrant) and, to ensure our safety sadly, all church funerals are restricted to a maximum number of twenty people in attendance.
Has there been a new member of your family? That’s exciting! Please get in touch if you are interested in: A baptism, childrens’ activities or support as a parent.
The meaning of baptism: A sign of grace and a great promise.
At baptism the love of God is received unconditionally. In response to this unconditional gift the one who is baptised, or their parents, and the congregation make a promise: “We will nurture one another in faith, uphold one another in prayer, encourage one another in service.”
Don’t be surprised if you are reminded of this promise. Also, don’t be surprised when the congregation is approaching you to support you in keeping your promise. Please surprise us by telling us what we can do for you.
Steps to consider in your preparations are: At least one meeting with the minister. What music and texts (biblical, poems, vow) you would like to use.
The congregations would appreciate it greatly if you could come to Sunday morning worship and introduce yourself to them.
If you are planning your wedding please get in touch with the minister as soon as possible.