Godly Play UK’s vision is for childhood spirituality to be taken seriously.
What does Godly Play offer?
Godly Play UK is a Christian movement centred on childhood spirituality.
Godly Play recognises childhood spirituality as an instinctive and profound capacity that includes a natural, sense of God’s mystery and presence.
We provide training, advice and support for those who use the Godly Play method to transform thinking and practice for the whole of life.
Through Godly Play theory and practice we advocate and provide for better recognition and care of childhood spirituality – a spirituality for life.
Through Godly Play we promote open, creative ways to explore Christian story and practices, so the art of using spiritual language meaningfully in our lives can be enjoyed at all ages.
Through Godly Play we offer a well-tested alternative to seeing children as empty vessels, and to the stressful societal cultures of consumerism, measurement and achievement.
The Godly Play UK Trust seeks to achieve its aims by
- Providing training advice and support for those who use the Godly Play method,
working with the worldwide Godly Play community;
- working with others: churches, schools, denominations, community groups, training colleges
- raising awareness of the vision and values of Godly Play practice
- seeking to apply GP process and principles to the work of the organisation
— The Rev’d Dr Sam Wells, Vicar of St Martin-in-the-Fields