What is Godly Play?

Godly Play is an approach based on Montessori principles. The method is particularly suitable if you are looking for a different or complementary approach to Christian education. Although it was initially aimed at children, it is equally suitable for all age groups and in many different situations.

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About us

Godly Play Scotland is a non profit making, voluntary organisation which was set up in 2010, as a sister movement to Godly Play UK. The aim of Godly Play Scotland is simply to support and inform those starting out in Godly Play or wanting to find out what it is all about.

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Meet the team

Meet the dedicated team who are bringing Godly Play to many new churches and introducing Godly Play to other environments such as Schools and Care Homes across Scotland.

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Events and training

From Discovery Days, Networking events and Making Materials days to fully accredited multi-day training courses we hope to offer many opportunities to promote Godly Play and connect with the community in Scotland

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News

  • At Deep Impact

    At Deep Impact

    Richard and Alex spent the last few days in a very snowy Aviemore with a Godly Play Scotland stand at the Deep Impact conference.  We’ve been to conferences before, but this time we decided to do something a little different to give people an idea of what a Godly Play space might look and feel […]Read More
  • Trainers trained …

    Trainers trained …

    Godly Play Scotland is delighted to announce that we have two new accredited Trainers – Michelle Brown and Richard Knott.  Michelle and Richard have been on this journey for over a year – reading about Godly Play, telling stories, wondering, working through response.  Now they are on their way back to Edinburgh having completed the […]Read More
  • Circle (network) meetings – an optional extra?

    Circle (network) meetings – an optional extra?

    Circle (network) meetings – an optional extra? Not for me!  I came off the planning group nearly a year ago, and from being deep in the thick of planning, organising and presenting, I’m now for the most part just working away in my own small corner like most of you.  And I’m realising how important […]Read More
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Upcoming Events

August 2019

Discovery Day – Rothesay

17th August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rothesay Trinity Church, Rothesay
Isle of Bute, PA20 9HA United Kingdom
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Discovery Days give you the opportunity to experience a full Godly Play session for yourself, find out about different stories, have a close look at the storytelling resources, and find out how you might start your own Godly Play journey. If you'd like to like to find out more about Godly Play this might be the perfect opportunity. The cost for the day is £15 and includes refreshments and lunch. Book here …

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Circle – Edinburgh

24th August @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Godly Play Scotland, Duddingston Kirk Manse, Old Church Lane
Edinburgh, EH15 3PX United Kingdom

10am for 10:30 at the Godly Play Scotland Centre, Duddingston Kirk Manse. Come for tea, coffee, cake, a chat ... Come to borrow or return materials ... and to hear and wonder about a Godly Play story. Everyone is welcome, no need to book, just come along.  

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September 2019

Discovery Day – Airdrie

14th September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Calderbank Parish Church, 14 Main St, Calderbank
Airdrie, ML6 9SG United Kingdom
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£12

An opportunity to experience a Godly Play session for yourself, to find out about different stories and have a closer look at our storytelling resources. Find out how you can start your Godly Play journey. The cost for the day is £12. Please bring your own packed lunch. Book here ...

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