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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News

  • Conference 2020

    Conference 2020

    Our 3rd Godly Play Scotland Conference is taking place on the 13th and 14th November 2020 at Portobello & Joppa Parish Church in Edinburgh. Dr Rebecca Nye – who, with Peter Privett, brought Godly Play to the UK – will be our guest speaker. Rebecca will share a bit about her own experience of childhood […]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
  • 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
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Upcoming Events

May 2020

POSTPONED: Storyteller Accredited Training – Duddingston, Edinburgh

11th May @ 8:30 am - 13th May @ 6:00 pm
Godly Play Scotland, Duddingston Kirk Manse, Old Church Lane
Edinburgh, EH15 3PX United Kingdom
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***This event is postponed until further notice*** 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.  It concentrates 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…

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November 2020

Conference 2020 – Believing in Children

13th November @ 7:00 pm - 14th November @ 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 Friday 13th November - 7pm to 9pm Saturday 14th November - 10am to 4pm Full Conference - £50 Friday evening only - £20 Saturday only - £40   Godly Play Scotland is hosting its third conference from 13-14 November at Portobello and Joppa Parish Church in Edinburgh with guest speaker, Dr Rebecca Nye. Portobello is known as ‘Edinburgh’s Seaside’ and our guest speaker spent her early childhood years looking out on this very beach. Rebecca will…

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