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.
Discovery Day Online - Session 1 - Sacred Story Saturday 24th April, 10:30am-12:30pm Sacred Story is the first of three 2-hour sessions that, along with the Parable and Liturgical Lessons 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 Sacred Story session includes hearing, wondering about and responding to one of the Old Testament Sacred Stories, followed by a chance for you to ask us some…Find out more »
Join us for a story, some wondering and some Godly Play chat ... from the comfort of your own home. You just have to bring your own cake ... and coffee or tea ... Yes, I'd like to come along ...Find out more »
There's a line of women, extending back to Eve ... amazing, remarkable, wonderful women. They are Queens, Girls on a Mission and Ladies who come from other places ... all with stories to share, to wonder about, to reflect on. Girls on a Mission is the second of the Lockdown Ladies sessions. The sessions, and stories, stand on their own, so if you would like to come along, but can't manage all three, just book what works for you. And…Find out more »