Arranging a funeral

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church is a large traditional church building with a quiet ambiance. The spacious, light and quiet sanctuary generates a deep feeling of peace in people who are suffering the loss of a loved one.

In the event of a death in the family, you should first contact an undertaker to make arrangements for the funeral. If you wish to use the Church, you should tell the undertaker – who will then contact the Minister. The detailed arrangements are then made between the undertaker and Minister.

You do not have to be a Church member to use the Church. We will organise an organist and ensure that the Church is ready for the undertaker, family and mourners.

For specific enquiries and advice on funeral arrangements, please contact the Minister, Rev Marian Cowie, using the form below.

Getting married at Kelvinside Hillhead

You can be married in our Church even if you are not members of the Church of Scotland or Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church. If neither the bride nor groom is a member of the Church, the first approach should be to the Minister for advice.

With its beautiful central aisle the church is an ideal setting for a wedding ceremony. However, other options can be explored depending on individual
preferences – including a ceremony in a public or private building, e.g. a hotel.

Contact the Minister, Rev Marian Cowie, using the form below.

Baptisms and Blessings

Baptism is the appointed way of entry into Christ’s Church.

In the Church of Scotland the sacrament of baptism can be celebrated at any stage of a person’s life.

In baptism, young or old, we are baptised into the love of God, the God who loved us before we loved Him. We baptise infants in the hope and expectation that they be brought up in the Christian Church and family of God.

Usually then our Minister is looking for signs that this is the parent’s intention in the case of a baby/child. If you do wish a child to be baptised, or to be baptised yourself, please contact Reverend Marian Cowie and the ministry team by using the contact form below.

Within the Church of Scotland we can also offer a service of blessing for our children if this your preference. We will be happy to discuss this with you.