Youth and Children

Children and young people welcome!

Our churches warmly welcome young people of all ages. Clergy, volunteers and youth & children’s workers across the Diocese are working hard to include young people in church and encourage their faith. We listen to young people, valuing their insights and questions about God, life and church.

The Youth and Children Officer is a central point of contact for all churches in their work with children and young people. This includes training for leaders and clergy, advice on resources, and events for children and young people.

The Diocesan Youth & Children Officer is Claire Benton-Evans:

Tel: 0131 346 9088 (office: Tues & Thurs 10am – 6pm) Work mobile: 0747 372 8148 (non-office: Mon pm & Fri am)

Special events for children and young people

Consent forms for upcoming Provincial and Diocesan Youth events will be posted here – watch this space!

Glenalmond – The Provincial Youth Week

Glen 19 dates: 21-27 July. Application forms are available here.

The Provincial Youth Week at Glenalmond is a wonderful opportunity for teenagers from all seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church to get together, have fun and grow their faith and friendships. For more information, contact the Youth & Children Officer.

Play Church

“I loved having Play Church because I was inspired when I saw how creative, generous and beautiful worship was when the children led it” – Rector, Edinburgh.

“Being a Bishop was GREAT” – child, West Linton.

Play Church is a child-sized altarscape which invites children to play, dress up and explore worship. Edinburgh Diocese’s portable Play Church is the only one of its kind in the UK: since its launch in 2016, Play Church has been on a pilgrimage, staying with each host church in the Diocese for a season of the Church year. You can learn more about our unique Play Church project here.

Play Church is currently at St Peter’s Linlithgow until Pentecost 2019.

Latest Newsletter

You can read the latest Youth and Children Newsletter and see an archive of previous editions.

Grants for Youth and Children’s Work

Small grants are available: applications are invited throughout the year, with deadlines of 15 May and 30 November. Download a short application form here.

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