Godly Play

Godly Play is a creative, imaginative and multi-sensory approach to Christian nurture, which forms the core of our work with children. Godly Play values openness and discovery, encouraging people to find meaning for themselves.

To find out more about Godly Play in the UK...

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Related Sites

Related sites on youth and children’s work we recommend are:

The Church of England’s youth and children’s site


The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

A related method to Godly Play which we draw on to enrich the Liturgical element of our Godly Play materials

Prayer Spaces in Schools

A great resource to work with local schools giving children tools to pray.

Open the Book

A way of sharing stories from the Bible with children in Primary School.

Godly Play at Holy Trinity

The Godly Play room at Holy Trinity was created in 2006. We have worked extensively with local children as part of the school curriculum and on a Sunday morning for over ten years. The room has become an important regional training venue and hosts the Tees Valley Godly Play network. Mrs Heather Black is a Godly Play UK Accredited Trainer. The vicar is a doctoral student at Durham University researching the impact of Godly Play with children living in deprived urban communities in the North of England. He has recently published an article exploring the theological differences between Godly Play and the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

If you would like to learn more about Godly Play, or would like to explore training opportunities please contact: 

Heather Black. Tel. 01642 271814


Godly Play Books

Jerome Berryman’s introduction to the teaching of Godly play and the Godly Play presentation scripts (Books 2,3,4,6). We also highly recommend Rebecca Nye’s book Children’s Spirituality which looks at how we can nurture children in their spiritual awareness.


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