Associate Membership

Be part of a movement that seeks to respond to the demand for spiritually-sensitive and rich approaches to learning and living together in a fragile world.

More than 1750 people have completed our three-day training courses and many more have been inspired by introductions and experiences of Godly Play, many of which are free.

Associate membership offers the chance to be part of our community and to share our vision in a supportive and meaningful way. We welcome membership from individuals, churches, and organisations from the UK and abroad. 

Godly Play in the UK has grown slowly and wonderfully since the first seeds were sown in 2000.  Today we are the only national charity, working across denominations, dedicated to children’s spirituality.  We receive no funding from any national church body and most of our work is undertaken by volunteers.

Our membership scheme was launched at the 2017 Childhood Spirituality Conference and now has over 130 members.  We are privileged to have Jerome Berryman as our Patron and Rebecca Nye as the editor of our e-magazine.

  • Annual individual membership £30
  • Institutional or joint membership £45

What do our Associates support?

Since the lockdown caused by Covid-19, the contributions of our Associates have been a lifeline. This support has allowed us to develop a whole new range of courses and opportunities to be shared online. They have been developed and piloted in super-quick time because the Associates’ funding was available to support a whole new way of working. 

Associates’ funding has also supported

  • Bursaries
  • Training days in areas of deprivation and for those with special needs

Further funding is needed for

  • Developing our work in schools
  • Creating accessible training videos
  • Devising a training program to support people early in ministry
  • Developing new training courses and ways of reaching people

Associates receive

  • a bi-annual e-magazine with features on spirituality, Godly Play, practical issues, and local, as well as national, projects.  
  • discount offers from St Michael’s Workshop, Bowthorpe, the official UK supplier of Godly Play story-telling materials
  • reduced rates at our Childhood Spirituality Conference
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