Connecting schools and churches. Communicating Christian beliefs and values. Creating space to explore faith.

About PACE

What does PACE do?
Creating opportunities for children to explore the Christian faith.
For over 25 years PACE has worked in Guernsey schools, engaging with students of all ages. We have a dedicated team of schools workers and volunteers who support teachers by leading assemblies, lessons, lunch clubs and Prayer Spaces. We see the work of PACE having three main objectives:
 
1.  Connecting schools and churches.
It is important for us to encourage links between schools and churches because the Church in Guernsey could be an incredible resource and witness to local schools. Students need to know what authentic Christianity looks like and local churches can make valuable contributions to education on the island when they support their schools. 
2. Communicating Christian beliefs and values.
A key purpose of PACE is to communicate what Christianity is all about. Whether in an assembly, lesson or lunch club, Christian beliefs and values are at the core of what we do. As we share these we contribute to students’ religious education and moral and spiritual development.
3. Creating space to explore faith.
Our presence in schools provides opportunities for students to explore faith. For example, lunch clubs provide safe places for students to relax, have fun and discuss matters of life and faith. Prayer Spaces enable students to learn about and experience prayer in imaginative and interactive ways.
These three objectives together make up our mission statement: 
“Connecting schools and churches. Communicating Christian beliefs and values. Creating space to explore faith.”

What we do

Click each item to find out more about what PACE does
Collective Worship

Find out about collective worship (assemblies) that PACE run in schools

Lunch Clubs

Lunch Clubs play a big part in the life of PACE. Find out what we do in a lunch club

Prayer Spaces

Prayer Spaces encourages students to explore prayer and contemplation.

Lessons

Providing Religious Education lessons in schools in a fun and relevant way.

Mentoring

Pace is currently developing a mentoring package for schools.

Our Blog

Read our blog to find out what the PACE team have been up to recently

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Our Team

Hover on each PACE team member to find a bit more about them, or click on their name for full details and fun interview with them!
Lee Garland
Lee is the team leader and has been working for PACE since most of us were in nappies. Click on my name to find out more..
Lisa Griffin
Lisa is originally from Solihull in England but moved to Guernsey in 2012. Click on my name to find out more…
Chloe Newman
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Schools Worker
Chloe moved to the island in the summer from London with her husband and 18-month-old son, Eli. They have been really enjoying exploring and living on the island so far. Chloe is a trained primary school teacher, which is very helpful to us.
Sarah Snell
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Schools Worker
I go to Les Camps Methodist Church and have been involved in the children’s ministry there for the last few years. I remember PACE assemblies when I was in school and would never have thought I would be doing them now! The puppets were always my favourite… and still are!
Phil Baskerville
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Schools Worker, RE specialist.
Phil joined the PACE team in 2017 primarily to help develop our RE lesson provision. He brings great experience and expertise as a former R.E. teacher and church leader.

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