Youth Ministry at Holy Trinity
We value our young people and maintain an active youth ministry through our Sunday school for pre-school and primary age children (HT Kidz) and the Youth Fellowship for P7 upwards.
We have a creche room next to the hall with toys, books and games which parents of
pre-school children can use on a DIY basis. There is also a children's space at the back of the church with books and quiet toys which all are welcome to use.
HTKidz is for mainly for primary school age children and meets at 10.30 a.m. in the
church hall during the normal Sunday morning Eucharist service. We use a variety of
resources, and in recent times have been using the ‘Friends and Heroes’ DVD
series, with animated Bible stories. We learn through games, crafts, drama,
storytelling and music. The children join the adults in the church just before
communion, and get an opportunity to tell the congregation what they have learned in their time together.
We run occasional seasonal "messy church" sessions on Saturdays.
Messy Church Easter Garden...that you can eat! Scrummy...
The Youth Fellowship is for young people of 11 and above and meets fortnightly on a
Saturday evening from 7 – 8.45 p.m. It is a very relaxed and casual group which is
open to all, whether they have a Christian background or not. We have a range of
activities including badminton, table tennis, pool, table football and group games.
When daylight and weather permits, we go out to the local park for rugby, football or
other outdoor games. The evening is rounded off with 15-30 minutes of teaching and
discussion about the Christian faith, usually using DVD material. We aim to make
faith and the Bible relevant to the young people’s everyday lives.
All Age Services
On the 3rd Sunday of the month, the 10.30 p.m. service in the church takes the form
of All Age Worship, where the children and young people join with the adults for a
slightly shorter and more relaxed service. Music is led by the Music group, with a
greater emphasis on contemporary song. The children often help out with readings or
prayers, or join with the Music Group to help with singing, percussion or other
instruments. Occasionally we have special All Age services such as the ever popular
Children of all ages and denominations are very warmly welcomed at Holy Trinity and we hope that these pages will encourage you to bring them along. If you are interested in your child being baptised, please contact the Rector and see the 'Baptisms and Weddings' page on this website.
The Youth Ministry is "staffed" by a team of volunteers. To find out more about the people who will work with your young people, please follow this link.
St Mary's Episcopal Primary School
St Mary's Episcopal Primary School and Nursery is a unique jewel in the heart of Dunblane. As the first school in Dunblane, with its denominational status and being so central to Homehill and the library, it is a truly wonderful place to educate children. Some people may think that it is full, but in fact there are spaces in every year group. Some people may think that you have to belong to the Church to come to the school - in fact we are open to everyone, with a catchment as wide as the whole of the Diocese of Dunblane, Dunkeld and St Andrews. We have children coming from Tullibody, Braco and Stirling at the moment. You do though, have to apply to join St Mary's, through a separate application form available at the school or on the website because we don't have our own catchment. If you know of anyone who you think would benefit from a small, family-centred school education with Christian values at its heart - please encourage them to come and visit! Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow. Open to everyone, spaces available. Visit their website here