Godly Play and Messy Church: a conversation

Date: Friday, 6 June 2014 - 10:00am
Venue: London Diocesan House, 36 Causton Street, London, SW1P 4AU

More and more churches are enjoying both Messy Church and Godly Play, two very different approaches to worship, community-building, meaningful spiritual encounter and storytelling, both of which have a great deal to offer people of all ages in the church.

The basis of this day is a respectful meeting of friends who already appreciate both Godly Play and Messy Church. By exploring and discussing these two approaches, our common goal is to develop better understanding of our shared and different methods and aims.

Our discussions will benefit from experiencing both approaches on the day in their original forms (though, of necessity, without all ages present). The day will illuminate how Messy Church and Godly Play can best support practitioners' understanding each approach, and provide guidance to those who like to combine them.

Booking closes on 5 June 2014.

Programme information

Outline of day:

  • 10.00 am - 10.30 am Welcomes, aims, opening comments from Messy Church, Godly Play and from delegates
  • 10.30 am - 11.30 am Godly Play experience including time for reflection on the experience
  • 11.30 am - 12.00 pm Coffee
  • 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm Messy Church experience including time for reflection on the experience
  • 1.00 pm - 1.45 pm Lunch
  • 1.45 pm Unpack the pre-lunch experience together in groups: reflecting on our distinct experiences, deepening our appreciation of one another's distinct aims, and exploring cross-fertilisations issues, including examples of practice
  • 2.45 pm Share group conversations in plenary
  • 4.00 pm The way forward
  • 4.30 pm End


£30.00 per person.


London Diocesan House
36 Causton Street

How to find the venue:

The nearest tube is Pimlico which is on the Victoria line, one stop south from Victoria and north from Vauxhall. Both Victoria and Vauxhall (serviced from Waterloo) are mainline BR stations.

Main speakers

Lucy Moore and Rebecca Nye are facilitators of the day.

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