Children, young people and families

We welcome children, young people and families at St Peter’s: they are at the heart of our church life.

Every week there is a lively Sunday School and on the third Sunday of every month we make our children and families especially welcome at our family communion service.

Children are always involved in our social activities and fundraising events. There are also activities throughout the year for different age groups.

Teenagers from St Peter’s have attended the Provincial Youth Week at Glenalmond and Provincial Youth Sleepover events throughout the year.

Play Church at St Peter’s!

We have been proud to host Play Church, a unique child-sized altar designed to help children have fun in church and explore their faith. It comes with everything that children need to learn about Holy Communion, baptism and more. They love the dressing-up clothes, which include a wedding dress and bishop’s robes!

This portable Play Church was created by Edinburgh Diocese to engage children’s interest and encourage them to learn through play about worship, God and the Church. The Bishop of Edinburgh, the Right Revd Dr John Armes, recently dedicated the Play Church altar at a special service in St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral. He said, “I love our new Play Church initiative. It underlines that children are welcome in our services and are encouraged to be involved in their own way. May it also offer us the possibility of seeing faith through their eyes.”
The Play Church is travelling around churches in the Edinburgh diocese: for more information, visit the Edinburgh Diocese website.