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. She is Claire Benton-Evans:

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

Special events for children and young people

Leap into Lent – a Provincial Youth event

Lots of exciting things are planned for this Provincial Youth event and it is our first in Aberdeen! Details are available from or via the Facebook event here. Consent forms can be downloaded here. We hope to see as many young people there as possible!

Glenalmond – The Provincial Youth Week

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. Glen 20 will be held on 2-8 August and application forms will be available in February.

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.

Play Church

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 Anne’s Dunbar until Autumn 2019.

Keeping in touch

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