Children and Young People
2022 Provincial Youth Week
WORK WITH CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLEOur churches offer a friendly welcome to children, families and young people, wherever they are on their journey of faith. The Scottish Episcopal Church recognizes that children and young people have their own relationship with God and a special status in the Church. As a Diocese we are committed to keeping them safe in our churches.
Claire Benton-Evans is the Diocesan Children & Youth Officer. Her job is:• To be a visible champion of children and young people in the Diocese of Brechin.
• To encourage and inspire those who are building relationships with families and nurturing the faith of children and young people.
• To support and equip our Diocese for the adventure of ministry with children and young people, sharing resources and good practice.
Claire is happy to discuss any questions, ideas and challenges you may have in this vital area of ministry. Do get in touch, particularly if you have no children in your congregation and would like to know where to start. Claire works flexibly throughout the week and can be contacted via email: email@example.com or on her work mobile: 0747 372 8148
YOUTH NEWSBurns Night Youth Sleepover
St Mary's and St Peter's Church, Montrose, bursting at the seams with young people and youth leaders who had gathered for a Burns Night Special Sleepover. All the fun and games had a Scotland theme, including a Haggis Hunt and a Burns Supper where Bishop Andrew addressed the haggis. After a night spent camping out inside the church, the young people led creative worship on Sunday morning: this featured a newly-formed worship band, which helped raise the roof with an especially jubilant version of 'Shine, Jesus, Shine'! For more photographs and information about this event, please click hereProvincial Youth Week
Young people and youth leaders from Brechin Diocese joined with their peers from across the Scottish Episcopal Church for this summer’s Provincial Youth Week – “Yeek” for short. It was a joy to gather in person again and enjoy a week of fun, faith and friendship. Our theme was “God’s Year: Out of the Ordinary” and we celebrated the whole Christian year in a week! You can read a full illustrated report here
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RESOURCESHow do we talk with children and young people about death? The recent period of national mourning may have prompted questions and worries about death, dying and funerals. Here is a short guide for churches, parents and grandparents on how to help, including ideas for all-age condolence materials and books to read together.
If there are any resources you need, please get in touch with the Children & Youth Officer.
For Safeguarding information, please visit the Provincial website or contact the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Officer, Reverend Denise Herbert