Baptism certificates

Baptism Certificate

If you are looking for a copy of a baptism certificate, the first place to try is the parish where the baptism took place. (Our current Abbotshall Baptismal Register goes back to 1920).

For records of baptisms earlier than those held by the minister in each parish, the records are divided into:

  • baptismal records before 1855, which are held by the General Register Office for Scotland; and
  • baptismal registers among Kirk Session records, which are held by the National Archives of Scotland

All records which exist should be available on the ScotlandsPeople website – www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk.

Thought for the week

Prayer and thought for 28th June 2020

Prayer:-
Saviour with your heart so tender,
Come to those who grieve this day,
Those who mourn the loss of loved ones,
Be with them, O Lord, we pray.
And for those who suffer illness,
Come with healing touch this day,
Those who sit and wait in anguish,
Be with them, O Lord, we pray.
Man of Sorrows, loving Saviour,
Come with peace to those this day,
All who grieve and fear and worry,
Be with them, O Lord, we pray.
Amen.
Taken from ” Pray Without Ceasing” by Jenny Child.