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 parents and godparents profess their own faith and promise to give the child a Christian upbringing.
In the case of adult baptism the person himself or herself 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.
We hope that your wedding day will be a happy and memorable one and we will do all we can to ensure that it is so. The following information may be of help to you in preparing for the big day:
The marriage schedule is your licence to be married. It is the most important thing to remember and without it there can be no ceremony. It is your responsibility to arrange this and you should contact the local Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths at least 6 weeks before your wedding date. The schedule Licence must be in the hands of the Minister before the ceremony can begin and it is recommended that you bring it to the rehearsal.
There will usually be a rehearsal on the night before your wedding in the Church. The minister will discuss the content of the ceremony with you nearer the time and you should feel free to ask any questions and make suggestions.
Supporting the Bereaved
Through its parish system and territorial ministry the Church of Scotland seeks to serve all the people of Scotland and not just the membership of the Church. Nobody in the situation of bereavement should hesitate to seek the services of the parish minister, either directly or through the undertaker.
For any more information on these matters please visit the Church of Scotland Website