Rothesay Trinity Church of Scotland

Services

Our regular Worship Service on Sunday is held at 11 am

Click here to see an example of our Sunday morning worship.



                  Angels on Window sill



We have an After Church Cafe (Tea or Coffee) and a chance to chat in the Castle Street Hall after Sunday service.


On Thursdays a Mid-Week gathering is held in the Church Hall at 11.15 am

There are occasional Evening services held on the First Sunday of the month

Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of February, June, and November.

Occasional Weddings, Funerals, Memorials, and other services, are held by arrangement with the Minister.

WEDDINGS

Like to get married here?

We warmly welcome anyone wishing to get married at Trinity. Your wedding will be one of the most important days in your life and we will do all we can to make it a memorable and happy occasion so that your marriage begins on the firmest foundations. Please contact the Minister through our Contacts Page.


Funerals

It is sad but a privilege for us to conduct a funeral or memorial service for you. These guidelines are to help you think about what you want before meeting with the clergy.

Sometimes the person who has died leaves instructions about what they want at the funeral. If so, you will probably want to respect their wishes. However a funeral is also meant to help you, so respecting your needs in the service is important too.

If you would prefer to leave all the planning to the clergy, they will be very happy to arrange the service content for you - but you may like to consider the following:

Address  

Who would you like to speak about the deceased? The clergy are very experienced at this but there may be somebody else you would prefer to give a tribute. One, two or three short tributes can be offered.

Music                       

Is there any special music? If the funeral is taking place in church it needs to be suitable for playing on the organ. We are able to play CDs but you need to provide the music.  Choose hymns that you think people will be able to sing. It may help to have a choir if the mourners are likely to find it difficult to sing or are unfamiliar with church hymns.

Readings

Do you or did the deceased have a favourite bible reading or poem to be read? Is there a friend or family member you would like to ask to do the reading? We can lend you a book of readings and poems if you wish.

Prayers 

Do you have any favourite prayers? Would you like some music played for a time of silent reflection during the prayers? If you are printing a service sheet it is a good idea to print the words of the Lord’s Prayer.

Picture

If it helps, you may like to display a photo of the deceased in church.

Children

Children are most welcome at a funeral, they need to be able to say their own goodbyes. It may help to invite them to draw a picture to be put in the coffin or in the grave at a burial. They may like to place a flower on the coffin.

Baptisms

Trinity is delighted to welcome all those who wish their children to start their Christian journey by being baptised.

Timing

Baptisms take place by arrangement with the Minister. Please contact her through our Contacts Page.

SINGING

To contact the Organist (Ms Uta Close) about singing in our voluntary amateur church choir, at the 11 am weekly service, please contact her initially by email.