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.

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August 2022

Godly Play Circle – St Andrews

20th August @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Queen's Terrace
St Andrews, KY16 9QF United Kingdom
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Come along to hear a story, wonder, chat Godly Play chat and feast on coffee and cake. No need to book and no charge.

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Godly Play Circle – Inverness

20th August @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kings Factory, Smithton Industrial Estate, Smithton,
Inverness, IV2 7WL United Kingdom
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Come along to hear a story, wonder, chat Godly Play chat and feast on coffee and cake. No need to book and no charge.

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September 2022

Discovery Day – St Andrews – Saturday 10th September

10th September @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Queen's Terrace
St Andrews, KY16 9QF United Kingdom
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Discovery Days are a great way to find out a little more about Godly Play. We begin the day with a full Godly Play session, so you can experience Godly Play for yourself. There is plenty of time to ask questions, to explore the different materials and to hear another couple of stories. This Discovery Day will be held at St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Queen's Terrace, St Andrews KY16 9QF. The day starts at 10am, with tea and coffee, and…

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