Godly Play network groups support practitioners so that they develop their practice in community with others. They meet under the direction of a Regional Trainer, but may be led by Advocates. Frequency of meeting will depend on the membership of the group and what works best for them.
If you are in Scotland, we encourage you to make contact with our friends in Godly Play Scotland.
Birmingham Godly Play Network
- Area: Birmingham and surrounding areas
- Contact: Claire Wesley
We are a multi-denominational group who get together termly to share our experiences, receive mutual support and encouragement for our practice and experience a story told by a member of the group. We meet from 7.30 – 9.00 in the Northfield area of Birmingham – and there is always cake! Everyone is welcome to join us whether you’ve been on a taster session, a 3-day course or are just interested.
Bradford and Leeds Godly Play Network
- Area: Leeds, Bradford and surrounding area
- Contact : Denise Brogden and Mandy Thorlby
We are a small, friendly and welcoming non-denominational group open to anyone in the Leeds/ Bradford area with an interest in Godly Play. Our meetings are informal and always include an experience of Godly Play as well as time and space to ask questions, reflect on practice and support one another. From time to time we have run ‘making’ evenings to create resources. All welcome!
Bristol Godly Play Network
- Area: Bristol and surrounding areas
- Contact: Sian Hancock, Alison Summerskill, Richard Prescott, Becky Fisher
We are a non-denominational group meeting bi-monthly in and around Bristol. Our members are ministers and church workers with a breadth of experience in Godly Play, but with still more to learn. Meetings are generally in the evening, from 7.30-9pm. We welcome anyone with an interest in Godly Play, whether or not they have attended a taster or training.
Cambridge Godly Play Network
- Area: Cambridgeshire
- Contact: Eona Bell, Dani Redhead, Sue Price
We are a non-denominational group that tries to meet once a term, usually on Saturday mornings in the community centre at St Mark’s Church, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9JZ. We share stories and experiences while supporting each other in our use of Godly Play. We are open to anyone who is interested in Godly Play whether they have attended training or not – most of us live and work in the Cambridge area, but some come from further afield. We can point people to Taster Days and training events when possible and arrange for resources to be shared within the local area.
Guernsey Godly Play Network
- Area: Guernsey (Channel Islands)
- Contact: Eleanor White
We are a multi denominational group who meet once each half term to share a full Godly Play session, to reflect on our experience and to support and encourage each other. All are very welcome, especially those new to Godly Play.
Hull Godly Play Network
- Area: Hull
- Contact: Susie Steele
Norfolk Godly Play Network
We exist to connect those from across Norfolk and the surrounding area who use or are interested in Godly Play. The network provides an opportunity for sharing a Godly Play story, wondering together and discussing ideas, resources and the experiences people have of using Godly Play in different contexts.
The network aims to meet 2 times a year and is hosted in different locations to help make the meetings accessible to people from across the county.
The network meeting is free to attend and has a relaxed atmosphere to share refreshments and meet others. It is open to anyone whether a regular storyteller, infrequent storyteller or exploring Godly Play for the first time.
North East of England Godly Play Network
- Area: North East of England
- Contact: Mary Cooper
We are an ecumenical group covering a large geographical area, currently drawing on our ‘membership’ from Sunderland to Berwick-upon-Tweed, Monkseaton to Bardon Mill and beyond. We meet most months during term time; our regular meeting place is now St James’ and St Basil’s Church in Fenham NE4 9XP. Occasionally (usually in the summer months) we hold our monthly meetings in other locations across the north east; these have included Sunderland, Percy Main, Monkseaton, Ryton, Hexham and Warkworth.
Our meetings are usually take place in the evening, between 7:30pm and 9/9:30pm. During this time we share a Godly Play story and (verbal) wondering, we have the opportunity to debrief the story telling and then share a feast, using the social time to support and learn from each other. These sessions are open both to experienced Godly Play practitioners and to newcomers to Godly Play – we intend them to serve as a good ‘taster’ session. We welcome anyone with an interest in, or curiosity about Godly Play.
Nottinghamshire Godly Play Network
We are an informal and interdenominational group. Meetings are generally in the evening, from 7.30-9pm. We welcome anyone with an interest in Godly Play, whether or not you have attended a taster or training event. We offer coffee, cake and chat around all things Godly Play and the chance to join a circle for story and wondering.
Oxfordshire Godly Play Network
- Area: Oxfordshire and surrounding area
- Contact: Carol Carter
We are a non-denominational group that aims to meet around Oxfordshire at regular intervals. We will vary the venue and also the day/time of the meetings. We are open to those who are experienced in Godly Play and those who are just exploring it.
Sussex Godly Play Network
- Area: East and West Sussex
- Contacts: Lesley Mason and Alison Day
We are a non-denominational group that meets three times a year in different locations largely in central Sussex, to guide and support one another in our practice. We also hold an annual 24hour retreat (in the autumn). We can loan resources, provide Taster sessions (through our Advocates) and help you to make the most of your Godly Play training and experience.
Find us on Facebook too: Sussex Godly Play Network
York Godly Play Network
- Area: York & surrounding area
- Contact: Angela Morrison
We are a non-denominational group that tries to meet each half term in the Godly Play classroom at Lidgett Methodist Church, Acomb York YO26 5NH. We share stories and experiences while supporting each other in our use of Godly Play. We are open to anyone who is interested in Godly Play whether they have attended training or not. We try to hold Taster Days and training events when possible and have a library of resources that our members can borrow.