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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  • Conference 2020 – Postponed to 2021

    Conference 2020 – Postponed to 2021

    We are sure that this will come as no surprise, but we have taken the decision to postpone the Conference to November 2021. We had been praying that we wouldn’t need to do this, but it seems like the sensible thing and maybe November 2020 is still a little too soon for large gatherings and […]Read More
  • Godly Play in a strange new world …

    Godly Play in a strange new world …

    As we find our way through this strange time – exile in our own homes – many Godly Players are finding new and creative ways to bring Godly Play to their circles and others. If you decide to share Godly Play with your circles using Zoom, you may find that this document, written by Michelle […]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 2021

Lockdown Ladies – Ladies from another place

13th May @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

There's a line of women, extending back to Eve ... amazing, remarkable, wonderful women. They are Queens, Girls on a Mission and Ladies who come from other places ... all with stories to share, to wonder about, to reflect on. Ladies from another place is the last of our Lockdown Ladies sessions. The sessions, and stories, stand on their own, so if you would like to come along, but can't manage all three, just book what works for you. And…

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Discovery Day Online – Parables

19th May @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Discovery Day Online - Session 2 - Parables Wednesday 19th May, 7:30pm-9:30pm Parables is the second of three 2-hour Zooms that, along with the Sacred Stories and Liturgical Lesson 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 Parables session includes hearing and wondering about one of the Parables Jesus told, followed by a chance for you to ask us some questions. The price is for…

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Knowing Jesus … in a New Way

25th May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Knowing Jesus ... is a new Going Deeper series, telling and wondering about some of the stories in Volume 8 of The Complete Guide to Godly Play, and some of the stories from the other volumes that we maybe don't tell very often. This first session starts us off with Knowing Jesus in a New Way. The sessions, and stories, stand on their own, so if you would like to come along, but can't manage all three, just book what…

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