Children & Youth

Children's Ministries at Queen's Cross



Sunday Club is a time for children of all ages to learn about God in a fresh new way following the children’s talk during the 10:30 Sunday Service. Children head to the Upper Hall for fun and engaging activities, focused on learning the stories of the Bible through Godly Play.

In an age where we feel we need to meet children in their high-tech world, Godly Play is a unique way to present the beautiful and eloquent truths of the Bible in a very simple, natural form with no bells or whistles. “In most religious education, children are told who God is. In Godly Play, children discover who God is.” Using the principles of learning in the Montessori Method, we respond to the child’s request to ‘help me do it by myself.’ It shares spiritual education in a beautiful, peaceful, intimate manner, demonstrating the power and richness of God through meaningful and intentional presentations of His Word. This puts the teacher in the role of spiritual supporter or guide who fully accepts that each child has his or her own relationship with God already.


Messy Church is a form of church for children and adults that involves creativity, celebration and hospitality. It's primarily for people who don't already belong to another form of church. Messy Church meets on select Mondays about once a quarter from 3:30-6:00 p.m. It typically includes a welcome, a long creative time to explore the biblical theme through getting messy, a short celebration time involving story, prayer, song, games and similar; and a sit-down meal together at tables.

All elements are for, and should include, people of all ages. It's a church for people at all stages of their faith journey and of any age - a congregation that is as valuable and worthy of investment as any of your other congregations. 

For more information about Messy Church at Queen's Cross, please check the calendar or news section of the site.


Boys and girls aged 6 - 8 meet in Rubislaw Church Hall on Wednesdays 6.00 to 7.00 pm during school terms
Leader:  Jacqui Duncan

Boys and girls aged 8 - 10½ meet in Rubislaw Church Hall on Fridays 6.00 to 7.30 pm during school terms
Akela:  Amy Tipton

Boys and girls aged 10 and a half to 14 meet in Rubislaw Church Hall on Fridays 7.30pm to 9.00pm during school terms.
Leader: Fiona Dobe

Brownies (39th Aberdeen Brownie Pack):  
Girls aged 7 - 10 meet in our Main Hall on Thursdays 5.30 – 7.00 pm during school terms.

Leader: Susan MacNeil      Contact:

Guides (39th Aberdeen Guides):  
Girls aged 10 - 15 meet in our Main Hall on Thursdays 7.00 to 9.00 pm during school terms.

Leader: Morag Harvey      Contact: