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.
Come along to hear a story, wonder, chat Godly Play chat and feast on coffee and cake. This is also a chance to borrow, or return, storytelling materials.Find out more »
In the blink of an eye, the Mystery of Christmas is over, creme eggs are back in the shops and it is nearly time to get ready for the great mystery that is Easter. To help on that journey, we're Going Deeper into Lent. And you can join us ... book here. This is a day where you have the chance to hear the stories we might tell during Lent - including the ones that aren't so familiar, to wonder…Find out more »
Experience a full Godly Play session, find out a little more about Godly Play and ask questions during this introductory day. You can book here. A full day includes hearing three stories from the three genres of Godly Play, find out what you need to tell the stories, learning about the training that's available for Godly Play and how to get started. This Discovery Day will be at the Godly Play Scotland base, in the manse at Duddingston Kirk. It…Find out more »