South Holburn Parish Church
Children’s Church & Creche
On Sunday mornings people of all ages are welcome to attend our services of worship. Children usually participate in the early part of the service before moving on to other activities.
During school term times, a crèche is organised for children under the age of 3. This is run by a rota of volunteers. A selection of toys and books are made available for children in this age-group.
The Children’s Church is for children of 3 years and older. The children usually gather at 10.20am in the church hall and sit together in church for the early part of the service. They then move to the halls for Children’s Church activities which combine faith with learning and fun.
In the course of the Children’s Church year, the children take a leading role in some all-age-worship services. Highlights include the annual Harvest Thanksgiving Service, the Nativity Service and the all-age communion on Easter Day.
YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
Young people are incredibly important to the life of the Church of Scotland. In Sunday School, youth clubs and other church activities children make friends and become part of the church family. 2002 to 2003 was even designated a Year of the Child.
Every year a Youth Assembly gathers for fellowship, fun and debate. This has proved to be a powerful forum for enabling the Church’s young people to voice their opinions and concerns and to comment on the business of the wider Church of Scotland. In 1998, for the first time, the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland welcomed a group of 30 delegates from the Youth Assembly. There was no doubting the impact they made!
SAFEGUARDING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
“It is the responsibility of each individual within the fellowship of the Church to prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and young people…”
Extract from the policy statement of the 1997 General Assembly