Children's Worship

Children's Worship with Godly Play, on the first Sunday of every month, at 9.30am in the Greenside Children's Chapel, Royal Terrace, Edinburgh.

Children's Service

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All are very welcome to this service for families, which lasts for half an hour. There there are typically around 10-15 of us attending, from a pool of 30 regulars. The children are currently aged between around one and seven.

We tell Godly Play stories during our worship.These are scripted tales from the Bible, or about the pattern of the church's year, told with simple props. They are followed by a time of 'wondering' questions, (such as, I wonder what you like best about this story, I wonder which is the most important part?), which we're all still getting the hang of.

Following the story, the children have a choice of response activities, including crafts and a cosy book corner. We have a lot of fun with sensory play, which has included sand, pebbles, play-dough, the Red Sea made of dry blue rice, tasting kumquats, bean sprouts and unleavened matzos, and smelling clouds of real frankincense and myrrh (we had a few anxieties about that session, but it all ended well).

Christingle At a special Christingle service in December,  we had carols, stories, art, lots of candles  and delicious Christmas baking and  refreshments.

 We are lucky to have an organist for our  services, so the children can learn and share  the wonderful hymns we all love. Some  make us want to dance (Mine eyes have  seen the glory) and sing with percussion (We  are marching in the light of God). Some serious hymns (like O come, o come Emmanuel, or Amazing grace) have difficult words but fascinating tunes, and it's clear even to toddlers that that they are important songs. You are very welcome to join us!