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 a 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. Baptism is normally administered at Sunday worship in front of the congregation. This emphasises the nature of the sacrament as incorporation into the body of Christ and the life of the Church. In general there is a greater flexibility in the case of genuine emergencies, in regard to hospital situations.
To arrange one of these services
Contact the Minister Rev Tommy Bryson. The Manse, Manse Road, Auldearn, Nairn.
Tel : 01667 451675.