Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals
*National lockdown restrictions
Please note – during the current ‘covid’ restrictions the Scottish Government has introduced restrictions affecting all church rites of passage. Baptisms are now able to be conducted. Weddings are now restricted to thirty people only (including the celebrant) and, to ensure our safety sadly, all church funerals are restricted (where safe caoacity allows) to a maximum number of fifty 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.