Godly Play Scotland
Godly Play Scotland Conference 2016

Jesus and Children

With Dr Gemma Simmonds

7th to 9th October 2016

College of the Holy Spirit, Isle of Cumbrae




"... children have theological knowledge – of course Jesus knew that too, which is precisely why he wanted to let them come to him.
People always think it's for soppy reasons, but I think it's because they got him in the way many adults didn't ..."


Gemma is a sister of the Congregation of Jesus.  After a career in teaching she worked as a university chaplain. She has also worked among street children in Brazil. She currently teaches theology and spirituality at Heythrop College, London. She also works as a spiritual director and retreat giver and as a volunteer chaplain at Holloway Prison.