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, 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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  • 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 Play Scotland team for the last two years in preparation for the Training for Trainers course led by Godly Play UK in March. It has […]Read More
  • Godly Playing on the Isle of  Lewis

    Godly Playing on the Isle of Lewis

    Welcome and congratulations to the new Godly Play Storytellers and Door People on the Isle of Lewis. Michelle and Alex spent two fantastic long weekends on the Isle of Lewis – in November and January – leading a Discovery Day and a Storyteller and Door Person Training Course. A visit to the Godly Play room, […]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

May 2022

Godly Play and Ignatian Spirituality – online workshop

25th May @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Godly Play Scotland and Godly Play UK, in conjunction with the Godly Play Foundation, are excited to offer a series of online workshops, exploring some things that might influence our Godly Play circles and help inform our Godly Play practice. This third set of workshops explores Godly Play and Ignatian Spirituality. Led by Brenda Timmer, a Godly Play Trainer with Godly Play South Africa. About this Workshop In this workshop Brenda Timmer explores the intersections between Godly Play and Ignatian…

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June 2022

Storyteller and Door Person Accredited Training – Duddingston Kirk – 15-17 June 2022

15th June @ 8:30 am - 17th June @ 5:00 pm
Godly Play Scotland, Duddingston Kirk Manse, Old Church Lane
Edinburgh, EH15 3PX 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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