Category Archives: Godly Play

The Resource Room is now online!

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Are you looking for a Godly Play set?  Or material for your home group? Sunday sermon? Teaching resources?

The Resource Room holds a wide selection of faith-related books, artefacts, DVDs, posters and Godly Play sets that you can look at free of charge, or borrow for a modest fee.  You can now browse and order online at:

Found what you need?

The Resource Room is located on the 1st floor of the Learning Centre, in the Cathedral Close, Winchester SO23 9LS.  Enter through the main door, then use the intercom and wait for the second door to be opened.

Opening Hours: Monday and Thursday, 9.30am to 4.00pm (or by prior appointment). For further information contact William Cole on 01962 857262 or


Hand in Hand Conference: February 6-8 2015

hih-banner-1080x3951The  next conference will have a focus on ‘Dads and Lads’. The main session speakers will Squires, supported by some of the BIG Ministries team, posing the question ‘Boys and girls: are they really different?’; Mark Chester from Who Let The Dads Out? speaking on ‘Turning hearts’; and Rachel Turner who will send everyone off on Sunday with an uplifting challenge: ‘The power of one’.

For more information visit the website:

Full weekend:           £87
Friday:           £19
Saturday:       £59.80
Sunday:         £24.40

25% discount for over 65s, full time carers and those actively seeking work.
Young Leaders:
50% discount for those under 21 on 6th February 2015.

Ticket prices do not include food or accommodation.

To book online click here.

For Postal bookings click here (There is a £15 administration surcharge for postal bookings)

Godly Play: introduction and basic skills

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We’ve been told that there are a few places left in an introuctory day course in Godly Play being held at St John’s Church, Locks Heath, on Saturday 23 November.

When: Saturday 23 November 2013, 10.00am until 4.00pm
ere: St John’s Church, 7 Church Road, Locks Heath, SO31 6LW
Cost: £20 per person.  Refreshments and light lunch provided.
Further details from:
Margaret Hart 01489 575327 or by email


Messy Church and Godly Play

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Lucy Moore (Messy Church Team Leader, responsible for developing the work of Messy Church nationally and internationally) writes on her blog:

Martyn and I had a good and helpful meeting the other week with Mary Hawes, National Going for Growth Adviser and Peter Privett, known by many for his work with Godly Play across the world.

I’d compiled a list of similarities and differences between Messy Church and Godly Play and thought they might be useful to ponder on for others who are interested in both approaches. What do you think?

Read more here.  What’s your opinion?

Quiet day – Stones in the desert

Stones in the desert

Thursday 21 February 9.45 am – 4.00 pm
Old Alresford Place
Cost £15

This Quiet Day is based on two stories – The Great Family (Abraham and his descendants) and Faces of Easter (the life of Christ) – told as Godly Play presentations. These have a strong accompanying visual element and are followed by a time of reflection during which participants can make use of creative materials if they wish.  The method was developed for use with children, but adults also find it a powerful way of experiencing the Bible and our faith.

The day is led by Sue North-Coombes.  Sue has been an FE Lecturer, primary school teacher and a youth and children’s worker. She is now one of the UK Godly Play Trainers and runs the Guildford Diocesan Godly Play classroom in Ottershaw, Surrey, doing training in both schools and parishes across the south east.

Please contact if you would like to come on this day.