Green Shoots Trust

What is the Green Shoots Trust at St Ternan’s?

The Green Shoots Trust is the legacy project of the late Rev. Lisa Eunson. Children and Families ministry was one of her greatest joys, and as such, the trust was established with two key objectives ….

To give all children a chance to reflect on matters of faith, social action and their place in the world.

To make St Ternan’s into a centre of excellence for the nurture of Children in the Christian Faith.




Within Church life, this involves striving for best practice in Crèche, Sunday School, Youth Ministry and All Age/Family Worship. We also seek to connect young families in the Church into wider, intergenerational circles of care.

Within the wider community, this involves supporting Schools as they seek to provide high quality RME and Collective Worship, catering for students of all faiths and none.

Green Shoots is about creating a family of worship. We lead our children by example- making meaningful connection and listening to the voices of tomorrow.


Our part-time employee, Henna, lives in Banchory with her husband and two children. She co-ordinates our work in Schools and Community Spaces, sharing the story of her faith with children and young people, and allowing them to describe and reflect upon their own stories.

By building relationships, Henna looks for points of intersection between the life and gifts of our congregation, and the needs of the children and families in Banchory.



How can I support this work?

How many people can your dining table seat? When was it last full? The Apostle Paul reminds us:

“Do not neglect the habit of meeting together…”

In our migrant economy, many Banchory families don’t have their own extended family living nearby. We look to support family life by taking time, and making time, for meaningful connections. We invest in relationships.


Can I support the Green Shoots Trust financially?


The Green Shoots Trust is a registered charity, number SC048648.  If you would like to make a donation to the trust please contact our treasurer, Ken Elliott:



How do I find out more?

Contact Henna: 

Tel: 07890 795097