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.
Knowing Jesus ... is a new Going Deeper series, telling and wondering about some of the stories in Volume 8 of The Complete Guide to Godly Play, and some of the stories from the other volumes that we maybe don't tell very often. Our last session explores more of the other Jesus stories in The Complete Guide to Godly Play ... I wonder which stories it will be this time? The sessions, and stories, stand on their own, so if…Find out more »
Discovery Day Online - Session 3 - Liturgical Lessons Saturday 26th June, 10:30am-12:30pm Liturgical Lessons is the third of three 2-hour Zooms 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 ask…Find out more »
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…Find out more »