What is Godly Play Scotland?
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.
If you have not come across Godly Play, 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.
As Godly Play is radically different from traditional teaching methods and very effective, it is really difficult to describe its impact - much better to come and let us show you!
Alex Mackenzie and Margaret Grant (who has now retired) set up a Godly Play room and centre at Duddingston Kirk. The room, as with all Godly Play rooms, is a work in progress, with new stories being added often.
Godly Play Scotland has a travelling set of materials - so we can bring a Godly Play room to you on Discovery Days, and also a set of lending set of materials, so you can try out Godly Play in your own setting.
The official Godly Play UK website gives all the information you will need on Godly Play.
Meet the team
Our team are bringing Godly Play to many new churches and introducing Godly Play to environments like schools and care homes across Scotland.
Some of the Godly Play materials you have to buy, others you can borrow and the rest you can make.
Materials Days are all about making your own materials.
We'll supply quality, basic, raw materials (mdf and plywood tiles, foamcore, images) and the tools (glue, sandpaper, craft knives) you need to use to allow you to make your own Godly Play storytelling objects. There will be experienced crafters and makers available to advise and help you with your endeavours.
Making Materials days are pretty busy, with people making different things, and there is usually lots of Godly Play chat and networking and not nearly enough coffee drinking.Find out more »
Would you like to find out about Godly Play? If you do, then this Discovery Day gives you the opportunity to experience a full Godly Play session for yourself, to find out about the different stories, have a close look at the storytelling resources and find out how you might start your own Godly Play journey. The cost for the day is £15 and includes refreshments and lunch. Book here ...Find out more »