Children, young people and families

The Scottish Episcopal Church welcomes people of all ages, including babies, toddlers, young children and teenagers. Our churches strive to offer a warm welcome to families, and there is active youth work at a Diocesan and a Provincial level, as well as in many of our churches.

Contact: The Provincial Youth Coordinator, Claire Benton-Evans

Yeek! This year’s Provincial Youth Week will be out of this world

Does your church know a teenager or two? They may be a faithful soul who is the youngest person in your church by several decades. Or perhaps they came regularly when they were younger, but now you don’t see them so often. Maybe their enthusiasm for sport or music is taking up all their time on a Sunday morning, and they only come to church with their family at Christmas or Easter. Are you wondering what more your church could do for teenagers like this? Here’s an answer: send them to Yeek!

Yeek is the Provincial Youth Week hosted by the Scottish Episcopal Church. It unfolds in the stunning surroundings of Glenalmond College in Perthshire. It’s more than a summer camp for teenagers: it’s a celebration of youth and spirituality. Every year, Yeek brings together a diverse group of young people for a week-long immersive experience, blending faith and fun in a community where everyone values kindness, respect and mutual support. Yeek is a place where young people lift each other up.

Our theme this year is ‘Another Planet’ and it promises a week filled with discovery, creativity and connections – a journey that’s truly out of this world.

Give a teenager you know the gift of an unforgettable experience at Yeek (28 July – 3 August 2024). For further information and registration, visit Please encourage teenagers at your church to find out more!

Provincial Youth Events for 2024

The programme of Provincial Youth Sleepover events has been announced for next year. You can download the flyer here.

Who are they for? All teenagers (11-18) in the Scottish Episcopal Church are welcome, along with any friends they’d like to bring!

What is involved? A Saturday afternoon/evening of fun activities, followed by a sleepover in a church! All participants and their families are invited to worship together at the host church on Sunday morning.

How much do these events cost? All meals are provided, and the cost is subsidised so that it can be kept to a minimum: typically this is £5-£10 per person, but financial help is available to anyone who needs it.

Who is in charge? These events are run by Diocesan and Provincial Youth leaders, all of whom are PVG-checked and trained in safeguarding and youth work.

Three dioceses are hosting this year’s events: venues and timings to be confirmed. These events are in addition to diocesan youth events, which are organised locally.

22-23 June St Andrew’s, Dunkeld and Dunblane. Contact James:  
28 July-3 August: PROVINCIAL YOUTH WEEK – YEEK. Visit the website:
26-27 October: Edinburgh. Contact Fee:


Read the Provincial Youth Newsletter here and Like the Facebook page: Scottish Episcopal Church – Provincial Youth Committee.


The Scottish Episcopal Church recognises the special status of children and young people and takes their safeguarding very seriously. For more information, visit the Safeguarding page here. If you have any concerns about the safeguarding of children or young people in a Scottish Episcopal Church, please contact the Provincial Safeguarding

Youth ministry

The Provincial Youth Week (“Yeek”) is an annual residential event for young people of High School age in the Scottish Episcopal Church. It brings together young people from all over the Province for a week of fun, faith and fellowship. Find out more on our website:

The Provincial Youth Committee (PYC) represents all young people in the Scottish Episcopal Church and oversees events and activities involving young people throughout the year. It is not responsible for the running of the Youth Week, which is managed by the Youth Week leadership team. You can find out more about the Provincial Youth Committee here.

Contact: The Provincial Youth Committee Convener, Rev Tembu Rongong

Children’s ministry

Play Church is a flagship project in the Diocese of Edinburgh and the first of its kind in the UK. Play Church is a portable child-sized altarscape with everything children need to learn through play about what they see happening in church. Find out more here.

SEC Liturgy for All-age Services is a private Facebook group for sharing and developing liturgical resources for all-age services within the Scottish Episcopal Church. If you would like to join, please contact Rev Nerys Brown

Diocesan Support

The following dioceses have a named contact person for queries about children’s, youth and families’ ministry. If there is no one available in your diocese, please contact the Provincial Youth Coordinator, Claire Benton-Evans:

Brechin – Claire Benton-Evans:

Edinburgh – Rev Fiona Reynolds:

Glasgow – Rev Canon Audrey O’Brien Stewart:

Moray, Ross and Caithness – Ley-Anne Haigh-Forsyth:

St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane – James Gardner: