What is Godly Play Scotland?
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.
If you have not come across Godly Play, 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.
As Godly Play is radically different from traditional teaching methods and very effective, it is really difficult to describe its impact - much better to come and let us show you!
Alex Mackenzie and Margaret Grant (who has now retired) set up a Godly Play room and centre at Duddingston Kirk. The room, as with all Godly Play rooms, is a work in progress, with new stories being added often.
Godly Play Scotland has a travelling set of materials - so we can bring a Godly Play room to you on Discovery Days, and also a set of lending set of materials, so you can try out Godly Play in your own setting.
The official Godly Play UK website gives all the information you will need on Godly Play.
Meet the team
Our team are bringing Godly Play to many new churches and introducing Godly Play to environments like schools and care homes across Scotland.
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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »