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

April 2019

Enrichment Day – Stories for the Soul

27th April @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Cramond Kirk, Cramond Glebe Road (Kirk Cramond)
Edinburgh, EH4 6NS
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UPDATE: This event is now fully booked. Check back for news of more events like this in the future   "Spiritual well being - belonging to a community in which we can be ourselves and our story is valued - where our feelings and emotions, our search for meaning and purpose, our sense of awe and wonder, our creativity, our beliefs and our relationships are supported." Stories for the Soul is person-centred spiritual care for older people and for those…

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November 2019

Godly Play Accredited Training, Arbroath (November 2019)

22nd November @ 5:00 pm - 24th November @ 5:00 pm
Windmill Christian Centre, Millgate Loan, Arbroath, Windmill Christian Centre, Millgate Loan
Arbroath, DD11 1QG United Kingdom
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This Godly Play Storyteller (and Door Person) Accredited Training is designed to give people a better understanding of both the theory and practice of Godly Play. The course explores each of the main types of story – sacred, parables and liturgy.  It concentrates on the core stories that people usually tell at the beginning of their Godly Play journey.  Alongside the stories and wondering, are workshops that explore the theology and theory behind Godly Play. There is a mixture of…

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