Bairns Rock

(This group meets at 'The Hub' building
on Dumbarton Road
(formerly Allan Park South Church)
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Bairns' Rock happens every Tuesday in school term times and is for all pre-school children and babies from birth onwards

Come along and give your child the best start in life.

Session 1:   9.30 - 11.30am

See below for more details......

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Bairns' Rock was born out of 40 days of prayer. The church was looking for direction about how to be outward looking.  Some of the things that came out of that prayer time was that Jesus is our Rock and that Allan Park South church building is built into the rock that Stirling castle is built on. 

Also we had the sense that God loves each of us perfectly and as Robbie Burns said "we're all Jock Tamson's  bairns" meaning we're all God's bairns. 

We were thinking about what we could do with our limited resources and we came up with the idea that we could run a music group for under 3s.  We had some equipment, we wouldn't need a big team and we had the ideas.  The name Bairns' Rock is a play on us using music but being rooted in the rock of God.

The first Bairns' Rock was in September 2011.  It started slowly, but in those first few months we made friends with families who are now still our friends.



"It takes a village to raise a child".  African Proverb

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbour as yourself". Luke 10:27

"If you want your children to be clever, read them nursery rhymes.  If you want them to be really clever, read them more nursery rhymes" Albert Einstein

APS church recognises that it's hard work to bring up children.  We want to support families with this work.  We want Bairns' Rock to be a place where children and adults can feel loved, safe and accepted.  We want everyone to feel welcomed.  We want to be good neighbours to our communities. 

Parents love their children more than they love themselves and want the very best for their children.  Parents often come to Bairns' Rock for the sake of their children then find that the adults make friends.


The Details

Bairns' Rock runs if the schools are running, on Tuesday mornings


All children are welcome, but it mostly works for children aged 3 and younger. 


Parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles bring the children.

We keep a register and ask for contact details of each family.  Staff and volunteers set up the sessions, prepare the snacks and clear up at the end. 

The usual format of a session:

09.30am - Start and free play

10.10am - Music time: 5 minute greeting songs, a Bible story and song lasting a few minutes then   nursery songs, sometimes a game or a story

10.40am - Snack and coffee time.  Parents choose the snack (healthy and not so healthy options available)

11.30am - Finish

The cost of each session is £3 per child (however please feel free to donate only what you can afford)


The Bairns'Rock team

Volunteers: Maureen Dawson, Klaire Campbell, Paula Freck

Staff: Sally Forshaw - Emerging Churches Project Manager and Laura St John - Bairns Rock Support Worker

For more information contact us

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Dumbarton Road, Stirling FK8 2LQ