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Record of discussions from
The 2nd Godly Play/Messy Church Conversation Day

2nd September 2014
held at St Bertelin’s Church, Stafford

Following the interest in the first Godly Play/Messy Church conversation day which was held in London in June, a second gathering was planned in the Midlands.
There were 28 delegates in total, most of whom were Godly Play practitioners and/or leaders in Messy Churches, although there were a few who had very little experience of either. Our furthest travelled participant came from the north of Scotland!

Feedback from the second conversation day

Following the interest in the first Godly Play/Messy Church conversation day which was held in London in June, a second gathering took place last month in the Midlands.

The day was facilitated on behalf of Godly Play by Kathryn Lord who is a Godly Play trainer based in Sheffield; the chair of the Godly Play Trust, Alison Summerskill; Lucy Moore and Martyn Payne from the BRF Messy Church team; and Cerys Hughes who is the Messy Church Adviser for Lichfield Diocese.

A Record of Discussions and Reflections from Martyn Payne from the first Godly Play and Messy Church Conversation Day 6 June 2014

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?

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