At St Mary’s
we have been exploring the material called Godly Play. It is mostly aimed at Primary-aged children but all are welcome - and
have been meeting in the Church Room at St Mary's once an month,starting at 11:00 and ending in time to join the main
church for the communion and to share what has been going on. Stories for children are told using materials that the children
can touch and interact with. It is quite new to scotland and St Mary’s been running since February 2011. It started
in the USA by an rector who saw not much was there of the children of his church and created theses stories in this form.
To help the children to grow spirituality. This activities are all wonderfully imaginative and based on
the phrase ' I wonder ...' at the end of the story told to get the children thinking and involved it what the story
was about. The session ends with an ‘small feast’ like in communion all sat in an circle eating an light snack
of biscuits and cheese, along with an small cup of juice.
play usually meets once per month in the Church Room at the back of the Rectory.
Please ask the Rector,
Barabara Carruthers or Melanie Grosse or any member of the Vestry or email James Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and if you have any questions or enquiries.