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 – 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

December 2020

Godly Play Experience – Online

12th December @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Godly Play Scotland are pleased to be able to offer a Godly Play Experience on Saturday 12th December from 10:30am.  This is the first step in our online Discovery Day series and there is no change for this event. These are for people who are wondering what Godly Play is, and can't wait for the in-person Discovery Days to happen. The Godly Play Experience is a chance to hear and wonder about a Godly Play story, to respond to that…

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January 2021

Godly Play Experience – Online

12th January 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Godly Play Scotland are pleased to be able to offer a Godly Play Experience on Tuesday 12th January 2021 from 10:30am.  This is the first step in our online Discovery Day series and there is no change for this event. These are for people who are wondering what Godly Play is, and can't wait for the in-person Discovery Days to happen. The Godly Play Experience is a chance to hear and wonder about a Godly Play story, to respond to…

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November 2021

Conference 2021 – Believing in Children

19th November 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 20th November 2021 @ 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 19th November - 7pm to 9pm Saturday 20th November - 10am to 4pm Full Conference - £50 Friday evening only - £20 Saturday only - £40   Godly Play Scotland is hosting its third - postponed from 2020 - conference from 19-20 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…

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