St Ninian's Comely Bank

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Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of heaven belongs.’

— Matthew 19: 14

Baptism is the start of the Christian journey, as we turn to Christ and join his Church. Baptism is joining the Christian family. It is how one becomes a Christian, a member of the Body of Christ. Baptism is a Sacrament – an outward sign that conveys an inward grace. It is a simple ritual using water, oil and a form of words and is usually done at the Eucharist on Sunday. All are invited to be baptised; it is preceded by finding out more about the Christian faith.

We baptise babies and children as well as adults because God’s love is for all and not dependent on our intellectual ability or knowledge. All the baptised, including children, are invited to receive the body and blood of Christ in the consecrated bread and wine of Holy Communion. The Rector welcomes enquiries about baptisms (christenings). Contact for more information.