ST JAMES THE GREAT,
(Scottish Registered Charity Number SC000301)
BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS
St James' are very happy to welcome children into the family of the Church. A date and a time should be arranged with the church by phoning the number on the Contact Us page. You will then receive a booklet explaining the purpose of baptism and a form to be filled in with all the required information, this is then returned to the church.
At a convenient time before the baptism, there will be a meeting with you to go through the service and arrange any last-minute details. After the service, the family is given a baptismal certificate and candle. Baptisms are free, but a donation is usually given to the church.
St James is a church that is steeped in tradition and family values making it the perfect place to hold your marriage service.While we do not currently have a Rector if you phone the number on the Contact Us page, then we will arrange for a priest to contact you. They will arrange with you a time and place and during the run up to your wedding they will be on hand to help with any questions that you might have. A couple of months prior to your wedding they will arrange a meeting with you to discuss your plans and go through what hymns and readings you would like at your service. This allows everyone to have a clear idea of what will happen on the day. As arrangements are finalised, a further meeting may be necessary.
On the night before the wedding, we normally have a full rehearsal with the bride and groom, best man, bridesmaids, the person who is giving the bride away and anyone else involved in the ceremony.
You can also get married in the coastal village of Catterline in the very beautiful church of St Philip's.
Wedding Service £392
Funerals can be arranged through an undertaker but you may also wish to contact the church directly, see Contact Us page. We will then contact the family and arrange a time for a visit. During the visit, you will discuss the music and readings that you would like during the service, together with a fitting tribute for the person who has died. The service can take place in Church, the crematorium, the graveside, or the funeral home.
If the main service is in Church, the coffin is normally brought in the night before, and is placed in the Chancel, covered with a purple pall and flanked by two candles, giving the person who has died quietness and dignity in death.
Funeral Service in Church £178
(note: we only bury ashes in our churchyard) £164
Church Officer £50