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. Our aim is encourage and support Godly Play practitioners across Scotland and to help anyone interested in Godly Play to find out what it's 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, Godly Play Circles (Network meeting) and Making Materials days to fully accredited, multi-day Storyteller and Door Person training courses, retreats and conferences, we hope to offer many opportunities to promote Godly Play and support the Godly Play community in Scotland.

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  • Getting Ready?

    Getting Ready?

    I wonder what you need to do to be Ready for the Godly Play Scotland Conference? I wonder if our welcome to the 2021 Conference might help with that?  Read More
  • Are you Ready?

    Are you Ready?

    We are pleased to announce that the fourth Godly Play Scotland Conference will be held at Portobello and Joppa Parish Church in Edinburgh on 2nd and 3rd June 2023. Our […]Read More
  • Welcome to our new trainers

    Welcome to our new trainers

    Huge congratulations and welcome to our two newest Godly Play Scotland trainers, Jessica Lang and Hilary Lacroix!!! They have been working hard behind the scenes as part of the Godly […]Read More

Godly Play Book Group – Teaching Godly Play


Our first Book Group of 2024 is reading, wondering about and discussing "Teaching Godly Play. How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children", by Jerome W. Berryman. Even if you […]

The Story of the Easter Eggs

Godly Play Scotland Duddingston Kirk Manse, Old Church Lane, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Story of the Easter Eggs is an interesting and fun story to tell over Easter. The colourful eggs, made famous by the Ukrainian art of Psyanky, are traditionally made […]