Youth and Children

All-age Ash WednesdayOur churches warmly welcome children 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. (A great recent question from an 11 year old boy was: ‘How fast do prayers travel?’ This led to a lively debate with teenagers about the relative speed of electricity and whether God obeys the laws of physics!)

You can now like us on Facebook (‘Edinburgh Diocese Youth and Children’) and follow us on Twitter (‘@EdinDioYouth’) to get updates about activities and news from the diocese and beyond. You can also read the latest Youth and Children Newsletter and see an archive of previous editions, too.

If you would like to know about  Safeguarding, click here (link to Scottish Episcopal Church website). 

Claire B-EThe 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, events for young people, advice on resources and materials, and involvement in the annual Provincial Youth Week at Glenalmond.

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


Office: 0131 346 9081

Work mobile: 0747 372 8148

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