Merry Christmas to all Godly Players!
Welcome to the December 2017 Godly Play Regional News & Events newsletter!

Supporting areas in Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Merseyside.

Read on for news of:
  • 2 'Make your own resources' days
  • Godly Play 3 Day Course and Introduction Day
  • Godly Play with Older People
  • Regional Network Meeting
  • Joined Up conference
  • Local Grants for Godly Play training and resources
  • Godly Play resources
  • Local Godly Play contacts

Going Deeper and Getting Equipped
Fridays 2nd Feb and 16th Mar 2018


These days are for those who are already practicing Godly Play, are perhaps setting up their own spaces and gathering resources. They will provide time and space to go deeper in our understanding about Godly Play, as well as to become more equipped with story materials and resources.
The morning will consist of a full Godly Play session with time to explore one specific area in more depth – either ‘wondering’ (2nd Feb) or ‘response’ (16th March).
There will then be an opportunity in the afternoon to make and take away a selection of stories and materials (at a small additional cost).

Venue: The Vine, St Stephens Church, Finley Street, Netherthorpe, Sheffield, S3 7PL

Dates: Friday 2nd February 2018 (Going deeper into ‘wondering’)
Friday 16th March 2018 (Going deeper into ‘response’)

Times: 10.00 am – 3.30 pm (arrivals from 9.30)

Cost: £30.00 (plus additional costs for materials taken away).
Free of charge to all Godly Players in the Sheffield Diocese who have completed the 3 day accredited Godly Play training, (plus additional costs for materials taken away).
Refreshments will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

To book onto one or both of these days, follow the link 2nd Feb/16th Mar 2018
For more details go to

Contact: Kate Cornwell for any enquiries.

Taster sessions... Introductory Days....3 day Accredited Core Training...Further training...Special Events...Conferences
Go to

Sheffield: 3 Day Accredited Training Course
Venue: The Vine, St Stephen’s Church, Fawcett Street, Netherthorpe, S3 7PL
Dates: 13th, 20th, 27th January 2018 
Trainers: Kate Cornwell and Kathryn Lord
Times: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm (except on final day of course which ends at 5 pm)
Cost: £295
See to book.


Sheffield: Introduction to Godly Play  
For those with little or no experience of Godly Play and would like to know more.
Venue: The Vine, St Stephens Church, Finley Street,
Netherthorpe, Sheffield S3 7PL
Date: Friday 9th March 2018
Times: 10.00 – 3.30pm (arrivals from 9.30)
Cost: £30 
Contact: Kate Cornwell
See to book


Godly Play with Older People

Nurturing the spirituality of older people - helping them to find meaning, feel valued and loved.

Introduction to Godly Play with Older People
This introduction day is for those with little or no experience of Godly Play and who would like to know more about how it might nurture older people.
Date: Tuesday 6th March 2018
Timings: 10.00 - 3.30pm (arrivals from 9.30am).
Venue: The Vine, St Stephens Church, Fawcett Street, Netherthorpe, Sheffield, S3 7PL
Cost: £30
For more details and to book : Tuesday 6th March 2018 

Training Day for Godly Play with Older People
This training day will explore the spirituality of older people, adapting Godly Play for a variety of care settings and working with elders who have dementia.
The day is for those who have already completed the 3 day accredited core training in Godly Play.   
Date: Tuesday 13th March 2018
Timings: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm (arrivals from 9.30am)
Venue: The Vine, St Stephens building, Fawcett Street, Netherthorpe, Sheffield, S3 7PL
Cost: £30
For more details and to book: Tuesday 13th March 2018


Regional Network Meeting 

The Vine, St Stephens Church, Fawcett St, Netherthorpe, Sheffield, S3 7PL

Tuesday 20th March 2018

7pm for light refreshments. 7.30pm story. 9.30pm finish.

Come and share what you've been up to in your context, ask questions and listen to what others have been doing.
Be great to see you there.
If you know you can come, please do let us know but feel free to just turn up on the night.

Contact Louise Clines


Joined Up Conference

Don't miss this....!
Rebecca Nye will be speaking on 'Children's Spirituality: What it is and Why it Matters'
A day's event on Saturday, 10th March in Sheffield: Training and resourcing in children's, youth, families and schools ministry.
Booking is available on the conference website 
along with a full list of the workshops and venue information. Tickets are just £10 including lunch.


Mutual Blessings: Financial Support for Resources and Training
Generous funding from the Diocese of Sheffield and the Sheffield Church Burgesses means that we can offer Resources and Training grants and support to churches and schools in the Diocese of Sheffield (which is South Yorkshire and the area around Goole)
  • Grants of £400 for Godly Play resources for churches 
    (after someone has attended a 3 day core accredited training).
  • Grants of £150 to attend a 3 day core accredited training for individuals
  • Grants of £200 for any Sheffield school towards the cost of INSET 
  • Support for churches from a Godly Play trainer
Please get in touch with to apply for any grants or support.

Mutual Blessings is a local expression of the work of Godly Play in the UK and is a local partner of the national charity. The purpose of Mutual Blessings is to offer spiritually-enriching practices using the method and principles of Godly Play to people of all ages or needs, but especially those who may be on the edge of the church’s ministry.

For more information on the work of Mutual Blessings please go to....
Resources support...story and response materials...stuff to get us thinking


  • The official Godly Play Foundation videos can be a helpful 'training' tool for telling a story
  • Godly Play UK Facebook group - for anyone interested in Godly Play to share experiences, thoughts, ideas and resources.
Local support
Godly Play Network Groups support practitioners (new and experienced) to develop their practice in community with others. Please get in touch if you would like to help get one started in your area.

 These Advocates promote and support Godly Play in the following areas:

Greater Manchester:  Christine Sandiford

Leeds:                         Denise Brogden
                                    Helen Gill

Derby:                         Trudie Morris 

Lincoln:                       Judy Dickin

Sheffield:                    Louise Clines

Information about how to become an advocate:
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