Lancashire Methodist District

Godly Play Bus

Update 26th November 2020

godly play adventDear Friends,

First of all, may we take this opportunity to thank you, for your continued prayers for the Godly Play Bus Project; the team of storytellers, drivers and door-keepers.  It has been a very challenging time for all, with many obstacles standing in our way.  However, these obstacles have not stopped us, but have enabled us to try think creatively and we are delighted to say, that we have been able to produce a resource for use during the season of Advent.

The resource consists of 5 videos, each with a different focus:

The Holy Family

Advent 1 – the Prophets
Advent 2 – the Holy Family
Advent 3 – the Shepherds
Advent 4 – The Magi…and Christmas

Each of the Advent stories builds on the previous parts of the story, so if you only have one week in which to tell the story, then Advent 4 tells the whole story in one go!

The links to these videos are available for you to use in your churches, or small groups, young church, for example.  They have also been made available to two schools, so far. 

If you would like me to make the links available to you, please contact me, Deacon Kim Gabbatiss, by email:, or, on 01772 635858.   I will also be uploading a story each week during Advent, to the Godly Play Bus Lancashire Facebook page: .

Please continue to pray for the team, giving thanks for all that has been achieved so far, despite the various obstacles and for the children and staff, who will be engaging with these resources, that they will be aware of God’s loving presence with them, as they journey through Advent.

In the meantime, may God continue to bless this project and guide and inspire the team, as we wait for the time when we can take the bus ‘on the road’ and be a physical presence and witness to God’s light and love in the communities across Lancashire.

Have a blessed Advent and a peace-filled Christmas.

Deacon Kim
Godly Play Bus Project Co-ordinator

Update - 29th July 2020

The bus is now mobile and is getting its MOT in August, we hope to work with the schools to do the pilot project in some form in September.

We are also working on providing videos of Godly Play that might be able to be used in schools and are working on using the bus in a new way in light of the pandemic.

The biggest news is that the bus is now fixed! So we are so excited! And the schools seem to be open to having us work with them, in a safe way, in September.

Lancashire Methodist District present:

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                                               The Godly Play Bus

                                      A fully equipped Godly Play Classroom parked right outside your school. 

   A unique story telling experience that enables children to make connections between their own

experience and the big stories of God.

Links with literacy, RE, PHSE, resilience, worship and Christian values.       

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                                      Unique sessions tailored to your school.


           For more info contact Catherine: 07395 177 867