Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals


Baptism is one of the two sacraments recognised by the Church of Scotland, the other being the Sacrament of Holy Communion. In the case of infant baptism, the Church expects at least one parent or other close family member either to be a member of the Church or willing to become a member.

In the baptismal service those appropriate adults profess their own faith and promise to give the child a Christian upbringing. In the case of adult baptism, the person themselves makes the appropriate promises.

Baptism is normally administered at Sunday worship in front of the congregation. This emphasises the nature of the sacrament as incorporation into the body of Christ and the life of the Church. 

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Ministers of the Church of Scotland are authorised to perform weddings. The Church does not regard marriage as a sacrament and ministers are free to marry people who are not members of the Church of Scotland. However, if neither the bride nor groom is a member of the Church, the first approach should be to the minister of the parish in which one or other of them resides. In places where parish boundaries are not obvious, the local presbytery clerk should be able to advise. In certain circumstances the Church of Scotland permits the re-marriage of divorced people in church. You should discuss this with your minister.

The church fee for a wedding is £150, plus a fee for the organist (£70-£100). There is no charge for the minister’s services. 

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Through its parish system, the Church of Scotland seeks to serve all the people of Scotland and not just the membership of the Church. If you have been bereaved, please do not hesitate to seek the services of our minister, either directly or through the undertaker. The minister is available to lead services in one of the churches and/or at the crematorium or graveside. 

The church fee for a funeral is £100, plus a fee for the organist (£70-£100). There is no charge for the minister’s services. 

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