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

  • At Deep Impact

    At Deep Impact

    Richard and Alex spent the last few days in a very snowy Aviemore with a Godly Play Scotland stand at the Deep Impact conference.  We’ve been to conferences before, but this time we decided to do something a little different to give people an idea of what a Godly Play space might look and feel […]Read More
  • Trainers trained …

    Trainers trained …

    Godly Play Scotland is delighted to announce that we have two new accredited Trainers – Michelle Brown and Richard Knott.  Michelle and Richard have been on this journey for over a year – reading about Godly Play, telling stories, wondering, working through response.  Now they are on their way back to Edinburgh having completed the […]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

February 2020

Going Deeper into Lent

22nd February @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In the blink of an eye, the Mystery of Christmas is over, creme eggs are back in the shops and it is nearly time to get ready for the great mystery that is Easter. To help on that journey, we're Going Deeper into Lent.  And you can join us ... book here. This is a day where you have the chance to hear the stories we might tell during Lent - including the ones that aren't so familiar, to wonder…

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March 2020

Discovery Day – Edinburgh

14th March @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Godly Play Scotland, Duddingston Kirk Manse, Old Church Lane
Edinburgh, EH15 3PX United Kingdom
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Experience a full Godly Play session, find out a little more about Godly Play and ask questions during this introductory day. You can book here. A full day includes hearing three stories from the three genres of Godly Play, find out what you need to tell the stories, learning about the training that's available for Godly Play and how to get started. This Discovery Day will be at the Godly Play Scotland base, in the manse at Duddingston Kirk.  It…

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Making Materials Day – Larkhall

21st March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Chalmers Parish Church, 51 Robert Smillie Crescent
Larkhall, ML9 1LF
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Some of the Godly Play materials you have to buy, others you might borrow and the rest you can make. Materials Days are all about making your own materials. We'll supply quality, basic, raw materials (tiles, foamcore, wool for felting, paint) and the tools (glue, sandpaper, craft knives, brushes) you need to use to help you to make your own Godly Play storytelling things. Booking is essential ... book here ... so we can make sure that we have all…

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