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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  • 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
  • Godly Play Scotland Featured in Life and Work

    Godly Play Scotland Featured in Life and Work

    We’re pleased to announce that Godly Play Scotland has been featured in the March issue of Life and Work, the Magazine of the Church of Scotland. Please do try and pick up a copy to find out more about our work. It’s not the first time we’ve been featured in this esteemed publication.  Back in […]Read More
  • Godly Play Scotland Conference 2016

    Godly Play Scotland Conference 2016

    At the beginning of October Godly Play Scotland held it’s first conference at the College of the Holy Spirit on Cumbrae. The guest speaker was Dr Gemma Simmonds CJ and we had a full weekend of being enchanted by Gemma’s talks, listening to stories and wondering. Read the article in Life and Work.  Read More
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January 2022

Discovery Day Online – Liturgical Lessons

22nd January @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discovery Day Online - Session 3 - Liturgical Lessons Saturday 22nd January - 10am - 12 noon Liturgical Lessons is the third of three 2-hour Zooms that, along with the Sacred Story and Parable sessions, are the online equivalent of a Discovery Day.  For when you just can't wait for the in-person events to start again. The Liturgical Lessons session includes hearing, wondering about and responding to one of the Godly Play Liturgical stories or lessons, followed by a chance…

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March 2022

Storyteller and Door Person Accredited Training – Cramond Kirk, Edinburgh – 22-24 March 2022

22nd March @ 8:30 am - 24th March @ 6:00 pm
Cramond Kirk Halls, Kirk Cramond
Edinburgh, EH4 6HZ United Kingdom
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The 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.  We concentrate 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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May 2023

Conference 2023 – Believing in Children

26th May 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 27th May 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Portobello & Joppa Parish Church, 1 Brunstane Rd North, Portobello
Edinburgh, EH15 2DL United Kingdom
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with Dr Rebecca Nye May 2023   Portobello and Joppa is a special place. Known as 'Edinburgh's Seaside', with long stretches of beautiful sand and blue sea. It is special, too, for our guest speaker, Dr Rebecca Nye. Rebecca spent her early childhood looking out on this beach, and this is where her childhood spirituality began to grow. Because Portobello and Joppa are such an important part of Rebecca's childhood, she asked if she could be with us in person…

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