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Life events ...

... and how we can help.


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.

Christian marriage

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.

Blessing of a civil marriage

Ministers of the Church of Scotland can also conduct blessing ceremonies for civil marriages (those which were legally conducted by a registrar and not in a church). The couple seeking a blessing on their marriage stand together at the front of the church, and may be attended by friends. 

Funeral / Memorial services

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.

How to arrange one of these services

You need to contact our minister* to arrange one of these services. There are no fixed charges for these services, but you may be asked to contribute towards things like heating and lighting and the organist's fee. There may also be copyright costs involved if you want to video record the ceremony.

* Revd Philip Majcher, Tel.: 01738 813226 or e-mail:

For further information about each of these Life Events, and how we can help, please visit the Church of Scotland website at:

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