St Mark’s offers a range of groups for school age children.
Children and young people are very much part of the life of the church. Currently St Mark’s invites children and young people to be part of our Sunday service and there is an area dedicated to those who would like space. We have books and colouring, as well as some puzzles. We have a team of fully PVGed Junior Church leaders when there is the need for dedicated activities.
During the school holidays, about 5 times a year, we host a morning of activities – stories, songs, games and crafts for all our pre-primary and primary aged children. Please contact us to hear about the next one!
We understand that teenagers can be very busy on Sunday mornings and we try to offer opportunities for them to meet Christians of their own age at times that suit them. There is a Youth Fellowship for P7s and older, sometimes joining with other local churches of different denominations and sometimes having discussions on their own. These young people also play an active role in our worshipping community, sometimes hosting a service, and they take turns on the reading, praying, welcoming and other rotas in the church community.
The high school children also have the opportunity of going to Glenalmond Youth Camp, run by the Scottish Episcopal Church’s Youth Network.
Once a year, all the churches of Portobello run a Holiday Club for nearly 100 children in the area, with a range of different activities, including art, drama, music, cooking, gardening, games, reflection and Bible Study.
If you would like further information please do contact us. We look forward to welcoming new children to our Junior Church.
All our Junior Church leaders are PVG certified.