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.
Godly Play Experience - Thursday 28th January, 7:30pm to 9pm A Godly Play Experience is for people who are wondering what Godly Play is, and can't wait for the in-person Discovery Days to happen. It is a chance to hear and wonder about a Godly Play story, to respond to that and to gather together again for our feast and blessing – a whole Godly Play session. We follow that with a chance to ask a few quick questions. And…Find out more »
Godly Play Circle - Saturday 30th January, 10am-11:30am Join us for a story, some wondering and some Godly Play chat ... all from the comfort of your own home. It's sad not to be able to meet in person, not to be swapping lending materials, not to be sharing our feast of cake and coffee, but this is a way to see some Godly Play faces, chat, hear and wonder about a story. You just have to bring your own…Find out more »
Discovery Day Online - Session 3 - Liturgical Lessons Tuesday 2nd February, 2021 - 10:30am-12:30pm Liturgical Lessons is the third of three sessions that, along with the Sacred Story and Parable sessions, are the online equivalent of a Discovery Day. For when you just can't wait for the in-person events to start again. The Liturgical Lessons session includes hearing, wondering about and responding to one of the Godly Play Liturgical stories or lessons, followed by a chance for you to…Find out more »