Acts 22:16 "And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptised, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord" (NKJV)


The Sacrament of Baptism is administered, usually on a Sunday morning, to babies, children or adults.

In the case of a baby or young child, the baptismal vows are taken by one or both parents, one of whom would normally be a member of the church. If neither parent is a church member, another member of their family, who is a church member, may take the vows in their place, providing they are prepared to undertake the Christian upbringing of the child.

The Kirk would be glad to have a conversation with you about Baptism, the vows you would need to take and then determine whether Baptism is right for you. The Kirk does offer a service of Thanksgiving and Blessing following the birth of a child but this is not Baptism.

Baptism is sometimes referred to as Christening. They are one and the same religious act.

Thinking about Baptism?