St Columba's Church of Scotland -         Midvale Road, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Baptism - In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
 
Please contact the Minister to discuss matters.
 
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. I

n the baptismal service those appropriate adults profess their own faith and promise to give the child a Christian upbringing. The thanksgiving and blessing of a child may also be offered by contacting the Minister.
 
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. There is a little more flexibility in the case of genuine emergencies, normally in a hospital situation. 

 
Font
 
The baptismal font is made from Caen, in France, and adorned with pieces of coloured marble brought from Jerusalem by the Rev. Murray in 1860.
 
 
 
 
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