Godly Play can improve the spiritual wellbeing of older adults in care settings.
These settings include nursing homes, residential care, retirement villages, lunch clubs, with intergenerational groups. It also works with older people who are living with dementia.

Our new project began in Sheffield in February 2016 (funded by the Diocese of Sheffield and the Sheffield Church Burgesses Trust) and now this has grown into a national project (funded by a Christian Projects grant from The Henry Smith Charity and from The Vine Church in Sheffield). It is being delivered by Mutual Blessings on behalf of Godly Play UK.

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Godly Play with Older People in Care Settings

We are inviting everyone, nationally and internationally, interested in using Godly Play with Elders in Care Settings to join our Godly Play Elders team, which has an online space where people can: share their stories and experiences; view resources, write-ups and images from the Launch Days (in Sheffield and Birmingham), find all the latest updates on this work; ask questions and interact with other team members. Please complete this contact form.

Training in Godly Play with Elders

We are now offering one day training for using Godly Play with elders. These are for anyone who has completed the 3 day accreditation course in Godly Play. Our next Training Days are in Sheffield on 10 July and 13 October.

Training Days (Monday 10 July and  Friday 13 October 2017)

We are running two Training Days for using Godly Play with Elders in Care Settings in July and October 2017  in Sheffield.

(Sheffield): Monday 10 July 0930h till 1600h;
(Sheffield): Friday 13 October: 0930h until 16:00h.

NB numbers for the training day are limited and we recommend early booking. The day will begin with refreshments 30 minutes before the start and please bring your own lunch.

The one day training will address:

  • the spirituality of older people;
  • adapting Godly Play for a variety of care settings;
  • working with elders who have dementia;
  • working with care home managers and care home staff.

Our new project began in Sheffield in February 2016 and now this has grown into a national project delivered by Mutual Blessings on behalf of Godly Play UK.

The training is for those who have already completed the 3 day accredited Core training in Godly Play.


Please enter your details in the booking form (July / October) to reserve a place on the next training day and await our confirmation email, with payment instructions.

  • Cost £30
  • Refreshments are provided, but please bring your own lunch.
  • Payment: once we have confirmed your place, after you have completed the form, we will email you with instructions on how to make your payments (using any of the following BACS, cheque, PayPal or cash).

Contact Kathryn Lord   kathrynlord22@gmail.com

Using Godly Play with people living with Dementia

Using Godly Play with people living with Dementia

Church Publishing, Inc has  released a digital book by US Godly Play Trainer The Rev. Lois Howard: Using Godly Play with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients. Based on Lois’ years of experience with the Godly Play method and practice in facilities with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.

New Digital Content – GP with Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

Richard Allen, NHS mental health Chaplain, and Alison Seaman describe their experience of using Godly Play in a day care setting with people living with dementia. They reflect on the specific issues raised by working with older people with short-term memory problems.

Dementia and Godly Play