Thornliebank is a church that welcomes families and children, and we follow Jesus' principal of welcoming children and their parents. Jesus said Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. If you wish to discuss baptism or infant blessing then please contact Mike our minister. His contact details are on the Directory page of our website.
Thornliebank's baptism policy is in keeping with Church of Scotland law, which requires one or both parents or guardians to be Baptised and a church member or adherent who regularly attends worship. It is possible for a family (grandparent, aunt or uncle) who is a church member to take the vows required for Baptism.
In the event of the parent or relation not being able to take the vows required for Baptism, then we can offer a service of infant blessing where the vows do not require the same level of commitment to the church. Mike will be happy to meet with you to discuss the option of Baptism or Infant Blessing so please contact him for a chat.