Children & Families

At Granton we believe that children are valued individuals, and that families are a central part of the church and the community. We run a range of events that seek to support families in the community and offer safe spaces for children to have fun and grow in their faith.

For more information please get in touch with David Moodie, our Parish Assistant at And keep up to date with everything going on at


Magic Carpet: Fridays 11-12 Weekly
Playgroup for 0-5s with toys, crafts, songs and a cuppa for the grown ups

Crèche: Sundays 10:30-11:30 Weekly
Childcare for preschool children during the Sunday Morning Services


Messy Church: Sundays 3-5 Monthly
Family events involving games, crafts songs and a meal to finish.

Family Film Nights: Fridays 6:30 Monthly
Free showing of some of the latest family films in the Church

Kirk for Kids: Sundays 10:30
Our Children’s group on Sunday mornings, where children can learn about faith in a fun and engaging environment.

photo of David Moodie - our Children's Ministry leader
David Moodie - our Children's Ministry leader

Messy Church

Messy Church is all about families having fun together-playing games, doing craft work, hearing Bible stories, singing, and sharing a meal together. It is for children from birth to P7 age and we run it roughly every month during the winter ...
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Family Film Nights: monthly on Fridays in darker months

During the winter months, when the nights are darker, we run monthly family film nights. These take place in the main church, and films are shown on the big screen. Film Nights are open to all, but children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult over 18. We really encourage families to come out to this together - a family trip to the movies could cost over £20 so this free event is a great way of getting a family night out on a budget, and meeting other families. We want to ensure that everyone has a chance to ...
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Including children in the services

At Granton we have members of our Church of all different ages, and we believe in valuing everyone. We've been thinking about how we include our children more in the services, so that rather than spending most of our Sunday separated, children and adults have the chance to worship together as one family. To do this for the next few weeks, rather than leaving the service, the children will have a space at the back of the church they can go to where there will be activities and toys for them. It will be supervised by a volunteer, but we ...
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Join the cycle ride to Granton Hub and Social Bite Village – after church on 25th November

Join the fun with friends from church and the community on the third community cycle ride. Our next Free Cycling Tour to Granton Hub and Social Bite Village is taking place on the SUNDAY 25 TH NOVEMBER. Leaving Granton Parish after Shared Lunch around 12:30. Remember your Bike Helmet on the day. You are welcome to join us for Church Service at 10:30, lunch-11:30 or come at 12:30 for the tour. We will be cycling slowly and stopping at Granton hub to see a photo exhibition, find out more about groups, activities and community garden and stopping again at Social Bite ...
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Join the cycle ride to Cramond – after church on 21st October

Join the fun with friends from church and the community on the second community cycle ride. We will be leaving from the church after tea and coffee - around 12 noon. We will cycle safely to Cramond, under the guidance of our qualified cycle ride leaders Catriona, Dan and Linda. There will be a chance to stop off for refreshments at Cramond village where there is a nice coffee shop, pub and plenty of seating for a packed lunch - it's your choice! No need to sign up - just turn up on the day with your bike, helmet and ...
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Children’s Activities during the Service

Some folk will remember the news last month that we were planning to change the way that we provide activities for children during the service - read more here. The changes start from this week, 11th February. The Bible reading will now happen before the Kids' Talk, so that the young people  can hear what the grown ups are going to be hearing about in the sermon. Then they will leave for their own activities after their hymn and come back into church after the sermon and chat.. What activities are there? For pre-school children there will still be creche - just ...
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New Facebook Page – Children @ Granton

Our children's work now has a new home on Facebook. For a while there have been a few different pages for each of our children & families events - such as Messy CHurch, Magic Carpet and Film Nights. Now, to simplify things, there is a new page serving all of these events and more. The new page is at: ...
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Kirk for Kidz

Primary School Children | Sundays @ 11am Our Sunday School is known as Kirk 4 Kidz. Kirk is an old Scots word for Church and brings together the traditional Sunday School fit for the modern age. Coming up ...
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Magic Carpet Club

Magic Carpet is our play group for preschool children. Come and join us for songs, stories, crafts and a cuppa. It's a really friendly group and a great place to meet other adults and children in your area. No booking is require and just ask for an optional £1 donation per session. We'd love to see you there! Fridays at 11am ...
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Boys Brigade : Wednesdays from 6.30pm

Each week The Boys' Brigade works with thousands of young people, many of whom have no other connection with the Church. Today we are working with over 60,000 children & young people in over 1500 companies (groups) in the UK & Republic of Ireland every week. The Boys' Brigade provides a balanced programme of activities for children and young people from 5 to 18 years old. These resources have been developed to help volunteer youth leaders work in a relevant and creative way. We hope through these programmes they will be able to make a positive contribution to a young ...
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