PSALMS | Christian Vocations


Type: Support service
PSALMS stands for “Putting Sport Alongside Local Ministries”. It grew out of Mission Action Planning within the Diocese of Gloucester specifically to address the need for our churches to reach out to children and young people. It aims to model Fresh Expressions of church with a strong emphasis on Sports Ministry. PSALMS is a Registered Charity and a Limited Company and is closely aligned to both Christians in Sport and Scripture Union. PSALMS is cross-denominational, currently working in partnership with most mainstream denominations.

PSALMS’ primary object over its 11 years lifetime has been to develop models of Sports Ministry as a means of reaching out to young people particularly in the Stroud area and to introduce them to the Christian faith.  

PSALMS is now seeking to become a Hub of Excellence for Sports Ministry in partnership with the Diocese of Gloucester and Scripture Union, by building upon the experience of the past 11 years and by acting as a resource for church leaders across the county (initially) to enable them to reach out to their communities (and particularly the young) in a relevant way. These models will then be shared with other parts of the country.