Explore our Christian faith through imaginative play
Godly Play is a very different, but amazingly engaging, creative and imaginative method for exploring our Christian faith and heritage.
It is not about learning lessons, keeping children entertained or telling children what they need to know.
It’s about experiencing and exploring the sacred stories of God’s people, of knowing Jesus through his life and his parables and understanding the way in which we approach God though liturgical action.
Godly Play is one of those things that it's maybe better to experience than to read about.200
Godly play assumes that children (and adults) are individuals, with different needs. That we all have different ways to learn and that play is important in all our learning.
Godly Play creates a safe and open space, allowing children the opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of God.
Godly Play has been developed over many years (since the 1960s). The well-tested story scripts are based on the bible and say only what needs to be said.
The emphasis is on simplicity, getting to the essence of the story rather than 'exciting' elaboration. The silence and gestures are as important and powerful as the words.
Although it was originally developed as a resource for children, Godly Play is now being used with a wide range of age groups, in a diversity of settings.
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.Find out more »
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 £15 and includes refreshments and lunch. Book here ...Find out more »
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 …Find out more »