Author: richard

Godly Play at Home: A Mother’s Story

Michelle Brown confessed that ‘Godly Play wasn’t even on the radar’ when expecting her first child, although she had been telling stories for a few years.  She became more intentional, however, with Godly Play when her second child arrived, having seen how it was impacting…

Godly Play at Home: A Lockdown Story When lockdown was announced in March 2020, I wondered what we would do about church – what would really meet the needs of my husband,…

Godly Play at Home: a Grandmother’s Story Alison, a primary school teacher, undertook the Godly Play core training just as grandchildren started to come into her life.  Over the last ten years…

Godly Play in pre-school Since I began working with Godly Play, pre-school children have been one of the most interesting groups. At this age, children are curious; they want…

Godly Play with Older People In his foundational text, Teaching Godly Play (2009), Berryman alerts us to the essential nature of play in the lives of children as they explore…

Godly Play on Good Friday For several years our church has held a short service during the morning of Good Friday which is intended to be particularly welcoming to children…

Preparation to receive Holy Communion I wonder if you have considered using the practice of Godly Play to prepare children to receive Holy Communion? There is a plethora of preparation…

Exploring baptism through Godly Play

In church the baptism service can be very effectively framed around the Godly Play Holy Baptism presentation. Baptism is such an important beginning and should be seen as an opportunity for follow up, rather than just an end in itself. Godly Play is such a…

Festivals Godly Play was developed in the context of a traditional western observance of the Christian year: Advent, Christmas and Epiphany; Lent, Holy Week and Easter,…

Step by step Moving towards Godly Play can involve a lot of change. Drawing the support of others is an important challenge – your church leadership, parents, a…

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