Baptism is one of the two sacraments recognised by the Church of Scotland.
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. In the baptismal service, those appropriate adults 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.
The heart of Baptism is about membership of the Church and as such it is normally administered as part of Sunday worship.
At Kilsyth Burns & Old we celebrate the sacrament of Communion three times a year - upcoming Communion dates are listed on the 'What's On' page. All are welcome to join with us in this celebration.
Sadly, there are times when we gather to say farewell to a loved one. We are here to help with the funeral services of anyone who has passed away within the parish of Kilsyth Burns & Old and not just members of our Church. No-one in this situation should hesitate to seek the services of the church at this difficult time.
Where a church service is sought, the usual process is for the family to appoint a funeral director who will liaise with the appropriate parish minister for their area. The funeral can be held either in the Church itself or in the Funeral Parlour. You can be assured of our prayers and support at these sad times.
The Church of Scotland does not regard marriage as a sacrament and ministers are free to marry people who are not members.
If you would like to discuss having your wedding service here at Kilsyth Burns and Old Parish Church it is vitally important that you contact our minister Bob before making other arrangements to ensure that the date of your choice can be accommodated.