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.
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 »
Discovery Day Online - Session 2 - Parables Saturday 29th May, 10:30am-12:30pm Parables is the second of three 2-hour Zooms that, along with the Sacred Stories and Liturgical Lesson 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 Parables session includes hearing and wondering about one of the Parables Jesus told, followed by a chance for you to ask us some questions. The price is for…Find out more »