Ministers of Word and Sacrament are ordained men or women who, after special training, have taken vows and been set apart for the task of leadership. they provide pastoral care and support people in need, or who are affected by tragedy or crisis. they also have an enabling role in the Church in developing a congregation through their leadership and vision.'
Our Kids zone run by Mrs. Dickie provides Bible lessons and learning activities that are both fun and spiritually rich. the children learn about the character of God, the work of Christ, and the means of living in a right relationship to Him. Kidzone is at 11:30 every 2nd Sunday and aimed at young children 5year olds up to 12-year-olds.
As a church, we hold firmly to God's design for marriage and on biblical principles. As part of marriage preparation, the minister will help couples understand the Christian principles and importance of marriage.
Further information or discussions around marriage can be sought with the minister.
Visiting Carehomes and Hospitals
As a church, we endeavour to provide pastoral care to both our members and to people within the parish. Paul our minister makes regular visits to provide a listening ear and to demonstrate the love of God.
Sometimes we struggle to hear when someone is ill, please contact and the minister, your elder or member of the church to ensure we can provide the support.
Pastoral Care by Elders
The team of pastoral assistants takes the care of the elderly, housebound, sick and those with other needs very seriously. Regular visiting at home or in hospital, phone calls, delivering of the church magazine and flowers and generally being there for those who find it difficult to get to church or have other needs, all come within the team’s remit.
Baptism is one of the two sacraments recognized by the Church of Scotland, the other being the Sacrament of Holy Communion. In the case of infant baptism, the Church expects at least one parent or other close family members either to be a member of the Church or willing to become a member.
Baptism is normally administered at Sunday worship in front of the congregation. this emphasis the nature of the sacrament as incorporation into the body of Christ and the life of the Church.you.
Further information and discussion can be sought with any Elder or the Minister.
Grief is a natural healing process, not an illness. the death of someone we love can be devasting and is the most painful and complex loss we are ever likely to experience. sooner or later grief comes to us all.
Lochmaben Church elders recognize the loss of loved one is hard and we offer full support in a friendly and understanding atmosphere.