Baptisms and Weddings at Holy Trinity
Baptism or Christening is a sign that someone is beginning to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ and that he or she is joining with others as disciples in God's Church.
Baptism can be received at any stage of life, from infancy to twilight years. We believe in one baptism for the forgiveness of sins, which means that it can occur only once in your life.
A baptised person becomes a full member of the Church. An adult who wishes to make a public declaration of baptismal promises, perhaps made on his or her behalf in infancy, can do so in the service of Confirmation.
Baptism is a gift from God and, in our church, is open to everyone. You do not need to be a member of the church in order to have a child baptised. The Rector will be happy to explain what is involved in the service and what it all means.
To discuss arrangements for a baptism, please contact the Rector by following this link.
Holy Trinity is an ideal venue for your wedding. It's very spacious and has many beautiful features which make it a wonderful place in which to consecrate your marriage.
As a first step, please contact the Rector, who will advise on what needs to be decided and arranged, such as music, flowers, organist and other practical matters. He'll also agree a date with you. It's wise to arrange this date with him before booking hotel, cars, stationery, etc.
The doctrine of the Scottish Episcopal Church is that 'Marriage is a physical, spiritual and mystical union of one man and one woman created by their mutual consent of heart, mind and will thereto, and is a holy and lifelong estate instituted of God.' There are moves to allow single sex marriage in the Scottish Episcopal Church. See here for the latest information.
In most circumstances, the Rector can, with the permission of the Bishop, marry people who have been divorced.
The General Register Office for Scotland has information on the formalities involved in getting married. Please follow the link for details.
For a brochure about getting married at Holy Trinity, please click here.
To discuss arrangements for a wedding, please contact the Rector by following this link.