Children & Youth
We have a number of groups for Children that meet on a Sunday morning and a Baby & Toddler Group that meets on a Monday.
On a Sunday, our groups, with the exception of our Crèche, start in the Service and then go out after the second hymn to their activities.
Every Sunday morning we run a crèche for the under 3s. Some go straight to the crèche, others stay for longer or shorter periods in the service. The crèche is run by volunteers who have been cleared through the PVG process and usually some parents are also present. It is meant to be a safe and happy space that little ones enjoy and can feel safe, allowing their parents to participate in worship. If a child gets distressed then a crèche helper will come into the service and invite the parent to come and be with their child. Carol Robertson organises the rota of helpers and always welcomes more volunteers.
Beginners, Seekers and Junior Horizon
Beginners, Seekers and Junior Horizon groups are run for those aged 3-10. The groups do some joint activities including singing and a bible story, and then move to different tables in the Church Hall to do age appropriate activities. During the summer months, we run a holiday club on a Sunday.
For teenagers we run Senior Horizon, where, in a relaxed atmosphere, they can explore the Christian faith and how it relates to teenagers. Most of this group is drawn from the Boarders of St Mary’s Music School .
We welcome for most of the Sundays during the school term (except when the school programme clashes) Boarders from Stewart’s Melville College and The Mary Erskine School. They attend with some of the Boarding School staff and engage in lively discussion about the truth and relevance of the Christian faith.
Baby & Toddler Group
Meets on a Monday during School term time in Annan House (10 Palmerston Place) from 10am until 11.30am.
We have lots of toys and space to play. Babies, toddlers, parents and carers all welcome for playing, singing, coffee and conversation.
Buggy friendly access via our ramp.