Who are PSALMS?

PSALMS (Putting Sport Alongside Local Ministries) is a Scripture Union Associate Trust that started in 2005 in Painswick. The PSALMS team of Sports Ministers aim to encourage, equip and enable local churches to reach out to their communities through sport, with a purpose to joyfully share the transforming love of Jesus with young people who don’t yet know him.

PSALMS are setting us sports challenges this term. Which class is going to win? 10 stairs = 1 point, The Nailsworth Hill = 50 points! Here is the first challenge, set by Dave from PSALMS, for the week of 22nd Feb:

You can view School Worships led by PSALMS members and Open the Book here:

You can follow along with PSALMS throughout the term. Make sure you subscribe to the PSALMS channel on YouTube.

Here’s the schedule of what’s on: PSALMS Spring Term Schedule


What the PSALMS team do

PSALMS is a dedicated team who have supported the school relentlessly with their fantastic sporting activities.

Leading Active R.E, the PSALMS Sports Ministers explore Religious Education through sport, leading the children in games linked to Christian stories and linked to the class R.E. topic, followed by time for reflection.

PSALMS also get involved with leading worship and run a range of fantastic lunchtime and after school clubs:

  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • PULSAR Club
  • Holiday Clubs
  • PULSAR Games
  • Open The Book

Their clubs and events encourage our children to be active and energetic by providing engaging and fun sporting events. Underpinning their activities are their Christian values whereby they share the love of Christ with the children. They joyfully encourage children to explore their relationship with the world and support children in their Christian understanding and Christian values.

If you’d like to see more of their amazing work, click the links below: