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

  • Godly Play Scotland Conference 2021

    Godly Play Scotland Conference 2021

    Still Playing … The best thing about being online is not needing to wonder how to get from the train station to the venue … You can book your ‘no need to check the map’ place here …Read More
  • Godly Play Scotland Conference 2021

    Godly Play Scotland Conference 2021

    Still Playing … The best thing about being online is that travel is easy. Skip the travel, and book your place here …Read More
  • Godly Play Scotland Conference 2021

    Godly Play Scotland Conference 2021

    Still Playing … The best thing about being online is that all the story sessions and workshops are there for you to dip into for three months after the conference – we’ll record the live session, so just choose what you can do on the day and fit the rest in when you have some […]Read More
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Upcoming Events

November 2021

Conference 2021 … still playing!

19th November @ 7:00 pm - 20th November @ 4:00 pm
£20

We are excited to announce that our 3rd Godly Play Conference will take place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th November 2021. This time we’re online, but we're still playing. We’re welcoming Dr Robyn Boeré as our guest speaker. Robyn is Associate Lecturer in Christian Ethics at the University of St Andrews. It would be lovely to be together, but we know that social distancing may still be necessary and that we’ll need to wear face masks … so online…

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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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