Play Church

You can now read the full story of Play Church here. This illustrated history follows our unique project from initial inspiration to final launch and beyond, on its pilgrimage around the Diocese.

Latest Play Church News


A message from St Anne’s Dunbar: “For the next few months we are hosting Play Church! Here are some photos of our launch party, where the young people had several marriages, baptisms and all sorts of other fun! Play Church will be at St Anne’s for the next few months – the church is open every day, so do pop in to visit and let your young folk explore!” Play Church will remain at St Anne’s until the Autumn.

What is Play Church?

Edinburgh Diocese’s portable Play Church is the only one of its kind in the UK: you can read the full story of how it was made here. Play Church also features in this short film produced by Christian Education Association Scotland.

Where can I find Play Church?

Play Church is on a constant pilgrimage around the Diocese. It spends time with four host churches a year, sharing in their celebrations of the Church’s seasons, feasts and festivals.

2019 hosts

Lent, Easter, Eastertide and Pentecost (March – June 2019) St Peter’s, Linlithgow

Trinity and Ordinary Time, Creationtide and Harvest (July – October 2019) St Anne’s, Dunbar

Advent, Christmas, Epiphany and Candlemas (November 2019 – February 2020) Old St Paul’s, Edinburgh

Is your church interested in hosting? Get in touch with Claire Benton-Evans youthandchildren@dioceseofedinburgh.org