Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

The Church would welcome the opportunity to travel with you along the journey of life, and has ceremonies to mark special times in that life. Please contact our rector, Sophia , if you would like to discuss a baptism, wedding or funeral.

Baptisms

Baptism is the sign instituted by Jesus to unite us with his own baptism, and to allow us to join others as disciples in God’s Church.  This can happen at any age, and once someone has been baptised we consider them a full member of the Church.

Baptism is a gift from God and we welcome anyone to baptism.  You do not need to be a member of the Church to have a baby baptised or christened.  We are happy to meet you to discuss more fully what is involved in the service and what it means.

Baptisms take place at the main service on Sunday morning at 10:30am, although occasionally exceptions can be made in special circumstances.

Weddings

St Mark’s seats about 160 people comfortably, but sometimes we can accommodate more.  If you would like to book St Mark’s for a wedding the first step is to contact the priest who will give guidance and agree a date.  Please make sure you have done this before making a firm booking with a hotel for the reception.

The local Registrar Office has information on the legal issues involved in their leaflet Getting Married in Scotland and it is advisable that couples familiarise themselves with this early on in the proceedings.  You can also see this at: http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/grosweb/grosweb.nsf/pages/gromar

You do not have to be a member of St Mark’s to be married here, although we would welcome you at any time.  The priest will give advice about music, flowers and other practical matters.  In most circumstances clergy of this church, can, with permission of the bishop, marry those who have been divorced.

Funerals

The death of a loved one can be an extremely distressing time, whether we had had time to prepare for that death or not. We can offer space to offer your loved one into God’s arms, and can journey alongside you in that pain. We can help with funeral services, please contact us direct or through your funeral director.

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