Baptisms

At Inverness Cathedral, baptisms take place at either the service at 0915 or at 1100. Baptism can be arranged at other times by prior arrangement with the clergy of the Cathedral.

When there is a baptism it is part of the whole service and not just an ‘add on’ at the end. The whole congregation who are gathered are there to welcome those who come to be baptised, and this can be both infant, child and adult, and to support them and their family and friends in making this commitment. There is no requirement to be a regular member of the cathedral congregation, although you would be most welcome if you felt this is something you would like to do!

For infant and children coming to be baptised it is usual for there to be Godparents, who along with the parents make the promises on their behalf. For a boy it is usually two God Fathers and one God Mother, and for a girl it is usually two God Mothers and one God Father.

To enquire about baptism at the Cathedral for either an infant, child or adult please fill in the form here.

Funerals

We are able to conduct the funeral for your loved one at the Cathedral. Whether you are a lifelong member of the Cathedral, someone who has links to the Cathedral in the past or you wish to have the funeral here you are most welcome.

Our clergy team will be able to be with you to organise and arrange the service to reflect the story and the life of your loved one at this time. It is usually the Funeral Director who makes contact with us on your behalf but please do contact one of the clergy team through the office if you wish to have a conversation about funeral planning at any stage of life’s journey. The office can be contacted on 01463 225553 or email: office@invernesscathedral.org