Explore our Christian faith through imaginative play
Godly Play is a very different, but amazingly engaging, creative and imaginative method for exploring our Christian faith and heritage.
It is not about learning lessons, keeping children entertained or telling children what they need to know.
It’s about experiencing and exploring the sacred stories of God’s people, of knowing Jesus through his life and his parables and understanding the way in which we approach God though liturgical action.
Godly Play is one of those things that it's maybe better to experience than to read about.200
Godly play assumes that children (and adults) are individuals, with different needs. That we all have different ways to learn and that play is important in all our learning.
Godly Play creates a safe and open space, allowing children the opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of God.
Godly Play has been developed over many years (since the 1960s). The well-tested story scripts are based on the bible and say only what needs to be said.
The emphasis is on simplicity, getting to the essence of the story rather than 'exciting' elaboration. The silence and gestures are as important and powerful as the words.
Although it was originally developed as a resource for children, Godly Play is now being used with a wide range of age groups, in a diversity of settings.
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 »