Life Events

life events

Looking for information on getting married, having your child baptised or arranging a funeral?

The Church of Scotland plays an essential role in providing worship and spiritual guidance for key life events, from child blessings and baptisms to marriage and funerals.


For most people, the decision to marry and the choice of whom to marry is the most important decision they are ever likely to make. For many this is reflected in their desire to be married in Church.

>> read more about getting married in church


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.

>> read more about Baptism in the Church of Scotland


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.

>>> read more about how to arrange a funeral