Godly Play

In most religious education children are told what God did.

In Godly Play children discover who God is.


What is Godly Play?

Godly Play is a Montessori method of telling Bible stories, developed by Jerome Berryman, using parables, sacred stories and liturgical lessons about religious traditions using simple materials.

It invites the listener to connect faith stories with personal experience through wondering questions and open-ended response.

Godly Play is used extensively with adults and children in many settings, from schools to hospitals, churches to aged care facilities.

Godly Play can be a way of preparing children to join the worship life of their congregations as they experience sacred stories, symbols and rites and encounter the religious language associated with worship within the context of our faith tradition.

A Godly Play session includes time to:

• get ready
• experience a story
• explore the story with questions "I wonder ...?"
• respond to the story with a free choice of creative experience
• enjoy a simple shared feast




Australian Information

To find out more about Godly Play or for resources, Australian materials and training opportunities, visit: www.godlyplay.com.au or ‘like’ the Godly Play Australia Facebook page

SA Information

For information about training, events, resources and borrowing materials in South Australia, please contact Kerry Folland 0417 606 255 or Shannon Schuster 0451 155 447 or email both of them on Turn on Javascript!

If you want to join the Godly Play SA email database to receive occasional information about coming events and training please email Turn on Javascript!

SA Events

Please contact either Kerry or Shannon on Turn on Javascript! to register your interest or for more information about any South Australian events.

Unless otherwise advised all training and events are held at the Godly Play room at Uniting College for Leadership and Theology, 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park.

For information about what happens at Core Training and workshops please visit: http://godlyplay.com.au/training/


These are a great introduction to Godly Play. Workshops can be negotiated to be held in your local church or school or held in the Uniting College Godly Play classroom at a mutually convenient time.

Core Training in Adelaide

In 2022 there are 2 opportunities…

  • Over three weeks - 28th May, 4th June, 11th June 2022, 9.00am- 5.00pm
  • Over three days - 1st - 3rd October 2022, 9.00am - 5.00pm

Soul Circle

Be a part of a Community gathering to share bible stories, wonder together, take some time and relax after a story with a cuppa and a chat. Most stories shared using the Godly Play style.

Fortnightly 10.00am-12.00pm Thursdays.

Bookings essential. For more details and a registration link, please download the flyer or contact: Turn on Javascript!