Welcoming a child into our family is an incredible experience.  We feel humbled and grateful that we have been entrusted with this tiny person. At the same time we feel hugely responsible and completely inadequate.  We want to be the best parents possible and rise to the challenge.

At such a time we look for some kind of a public ceremony.  We want an event that will mark this important arrival and will help us express the various emotions we experience.  Traditionally in Scotland people have looked to their local church to provide this kind of occasion for their child, themselves and the wider family.

At St Andrew Blackadder we’re delighted to share in such moments with local families. Some families know exactly what they want, others are less sure.  People use different words to describe such a ceremony – christening, blessing, baptism, and dedication for example.

If you think St Andrew Blackadder might be able to help you, please contact Neil, our Minister through the Church Office. He will be very glad to meet up and see how what kind of ceremony our Church might offer that is appropriate for your family.

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