Godly Play Core Training

Manly Uniting Church, West Promenade, Manly, NSW

Upstairs in Godly Play Room – entry via Eustace Street

An intense three-day course, in which participants are immersed in Godly Play practice, learn and tell a story for supportive feedback.

In this time two accredited trainers will work with the group to provide information and experience of the three genres of stories in Godly Play, the role of the storyteller, the role of the doorperson, the Godly Play space, materials, response time, spirituality of the child, forming and maintaining a respectful story circle community, the history and practice of Godly Play and much more.

The core training required to achieve accreditation as a storyteller/doorperson takes three days (a minimum of 21 hours training). All three days and each session must be attended to achieve accreditation.

Suitable for parish workers, teachers, chaplains and clergy, community workers, those employed in hospitals, age care or correctional services; and those hoping to use Godly Play in the life of their family.


June training postponed

Dates coming soon

Come with a friend

We encourage you to invite one or more colleagues or friends to come with you.
After the course it is great to have someone to share any new ideas and discuss what you might do differently
Feel free to contact us to confirm the course is going ahead before booking travel & accommodation.



Please see Carolyn if cost is an issue – scholarships are available (for students, church volunteers, some part-time ministry positions, concessions, etc. )

Questions? To Register?

Questions? Expressions of interest? email Carolyn at

Download registration form here:


Download scholarship application form here:


Please send in your scholarship form with your registration form.
We will advise you within a few days whether your application has been successful.

Trainers in Manly in 2020

Carolyn Handley
Judyth Roberts
Kaye Lewis