Some churches in the diocese use Godly Play as part of their ministry with children.
We hold support meetings twice a year on Saturday mornings in a fairly central location. These offer an opportunity to experience new stories, share ideas and concerns and to develop thinking about how to use, adapt and expand Godly Play practice in different settings.
Arising from the support sessions, churches have shared some handouts on Godly Play practice and their own original scripts for reflective storytelling in a similar style. These are available for download here:
Taster sessions and training in Godly Play are also available for churches, contact Sandra James for more information.
Godly Play – a list of resources
The Complete Guide to Godly Play
Volume 1 - a complete introduction to Godly Play.
Volume 2 - 14 presentations for Fall - Old Testament stories.
Volume 3 - 20 presentations for Winter - Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, baptism parables.
Volume 4 - 20 presentations for Spring - Easter and more.
Volume 5 - practical help from practitioners around the world.
Volume 6 - 15 enrichment lessons for Autumn - stories of Old Testament characters
Volume 7 - 16 presentations on saints.
Volume 8 - 15 presentations on Jesus.
All the above are by Jerome Berryman and published by ‘Living the Good Life News’
Teaching Godly Play - how to mentor the spiritual development of children.
By Jerome Berryman. Published by Morehouse Publishing
Godly Play: a way of religious education
By Jerome Berryman. Published by Harper Collins
Young Children and Worship A practical guide in the Godly Play style, with scripts for presenting a variety of Bible stories.
by Jerome Berryman and Sonja Stewart. Published by Westminster John Knox Press
Other books and sources of stories
Following Jesus - follow on stories from Young Children and Worship.
By Sonja Stewart. Published by Westminster John Knox Press
Living in a Fragile World - A spiritual exploration of conservation and citizenship in the Godly Play style.
By Peter Privett. Published by Barnabas
Leading Children in Worship. Bible stories and lesson plans in the Young Children and Worship style.
By Helene G Zwyghuizen. Published by Baker Publishing Group
Praise and Play - worshiping with under-fives.
By Alison Harris. Published by Barnabas
Storybags and More Storybags
By Margaret Cooling. Published by Barnabas
Barnabas in Churches website for further reflective stories.barnabasinchurches.org.uk/
Godly Play resources for loan are kept by Chester Cathedral and in Macclesfield. Contact details are available from David Bell. Download list of items available.
To find out more about Godly Play, visit: http://www.godlyplay.org.uk/method/