What is Godly Play?
Godly Play is one of several variations of the Montessori tradition of religious education. A creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture, Godly Play invites listeners into stories and encourages them to connect them with personal experience.
Godly Play uses wondering questions and open-ended response time in a non-coercive way to encourage children to move into larger dimensions of belief and faith. It aims to develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites as a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of their faith community.
Developed originally as a resource for children, Godly Play is now being used with a wide range of age groups in a diversity of settings.
Check out our three-day accredited training courses
Wednesday 11th – Friday 13 September 2019 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
Trainers: Peter Privett and Rebecca Nye
Isle of Man
Thursday 26th – Saturday 28th September 2019 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
Trainers: Rachel Bainton and Susie Steel
Ampleforth Abbey, North Yorkshire
Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 24th October 2019 9.00 am – 9.00 pm
Trainers: Rachel Bainton
£430 for a residential place; £410 (non-residential)
Cliff College, Derbyshire
Tuesday 5th – Thursday 7th November 2019 8.45 am – 7.45 pm
Trainers: Kathryn Lord and Alison Summerskill
Cost: £430 (residential, includes full board)
Lewes, East Sussex
3 Saturdays: 19th October, 9th and 23rd November 2019 9am – 5.30pm
Judy Yeomans and Stuart Lee
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th November 2019 5pm – 5pm
Alex Mackenzie, Michelle Brown, Richard Knott
£430 for residential, £315 for non-residential.
You can full details of all these courses and more here.
The Godly Play UK Facebook page will help you to see some of what Godly Play has to offer. With well over a thousand members it offers many different experiences, opinions and testimonies. There is a chance to get advice from our 14 trainers as well as asking other users how they have done things. And you can also share your own successes, insights and findings.
Find us, Godly Play UK, and ask to join us!