PSALMS – Sports Ministry

‘PSALMS (Putting Sport Alongside Local Ministries) was established in 2005 in Painswick and Stroud to support and encourage local churches in reaching 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. Partnering with local churches to do so, is at the heart of what we seek to do with the emphasis remaining with the local church on taking the lead with PSALMS helping to encourage, equip and enable the local churches in doing this.

They have recently been recognised as the only Centre of Excellence in the UK for Sports Ministry by Professor Andrew Parker at the University of Gloucestershire and Scripture Union. A team of eight Sports Ministers currently work for PSALMS, with partner areas in the surrounding areas of Stroud and work taking place widely across the Diocese of Gloucestershire.

If you would like to hear more about the work or how you can get involved, please head to our website at or our Facebook page at’