Statement on safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
"The Church of Scotland has a deep concern for the wholeness and well-being of each individual
It seeks to safeguard the welfare of all people, regardless of age, who come into contact with the Church and its organisations.
It is the responsibility of each individual within the fellowship of the Church to prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and young people
adopted by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in May 1997
The CoSY Gang…CoSY simply means Church of Scotland Youth, and it’s our name for Sunday School.
Here at St. Andrew’s in the Grange we believe that the development of friendship and community among our young people is very important. Our CoSY Gang may not be large, but this means that every young person is noticed and that no-one gets left out of the fun…and anyway, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in enthusiasm.
The CoSY Gang is for anyone aged between 3 and 12 years and covers a wide range of activities during the time they spend together. The young folk meet in the church and share in the first part of the 10.30am service before going through to the Upper Room.
We use the ROOTS programme – a joint Churches’ initiative, supported by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, which promotes worship and learning for the whole church family; and with this in mind, on last Sunday of October, November, January, February, March, April and May our Morning Worship is for All-ages.
After Easter The Cosy Gang and their families and friends come along to the Main Hall at 9.30am for The Wee Service; a half hour of informal worship for anyone and everyone, which includes a light breakfast. This runs throughout the summer - except when the minister’s on holiday - allowing our young folk to enjoy worship and the sunshine.
We also offer a Crèche facility where babies and small children up to the age of 3 are welcome.