Our purpose is to share the Christian faith within the ethos of the Church of Scotland, in the Reformed and Presbyterian tradition.This involves activities such as story-telling, reading, drama, songs, games and crafts.
Worship is an essential part of Christian faith and we try to develop an understanding of worship through singing together, praying together and sharing times of worship with the wider Church.
Where and when?
We meet in the halls at Helensburgh Parish Church in Colquhoun Square from 10.45am till 12:15 am on Sundays during school terms. During school holidays and Bank Holiday weekends there is a Sunday Club which is a little different and provides games and crafts for all primary school age children.
A normal Sunday session begins with the children meeting in the Church halls. At 11 am we go through to the church for a short time of worshipping and learning together with the ‘adult’ congregation. Then back to the halls for singing before moving into groups for stories and activities
What are our groups?
Members of Young Church
Twinkle Stars – pre-school -P1 – led by Elizabeth Lambert
All Stars – P2 -P6 – led by Joanne Hulley
Columbans – P7-S4 – led by Liz Greer and Clive Charters
Each group has at least two adult leaders in charge.
All leaders have PVG certificates
We are happy for parents to stay with young children during our meetings.
We hope that some of our older teenagers will move into helping in some of our groups
All children are welcome
All children are welcome. There is no requirement for parents to be members of Helensburgh Parish Church.
The Minister is always happy to talk with anyone who wishes to consider Church membership – or simply learn more about the Christian faith.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is celebrated in Helensburgh Parish Church regularly throughout the year. The Kirk Session (the congregation’s governing body) is happy for children to receive Communion alongside their parents, who are best placed decide if their child is ready to participate.
There is no fee or subscription, annual or weekly, for children attending Young Church