For over 30 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.”
Hi, I’m Lisa and PACE’s Team Leader. I’ve been with PACE for 10 years, which is as long as I’ve been living in Guernsey. Originally from Solihull in the West Midlands, I married a wonderful Guernsey-man called Dave and have enjoyed making a home on the island. I find studying the Bible really interesting and have a B.A. in Theology from Westminster Theological College. I attend Delancey Elim Church where I head up the youth work which I thoroughly enjoy. Outside of work, you'll most likely find me playing board games, eating chocolate and watching Disney movies with friends and family.
Schools Worker and Secretary
Hey, I’m Sarah! I joined PACE in 2017 to work in primary schools and take on the role as secretary. I enjoy getting to be creative in storytelling and exploring prayer with small groups during Prayer Spaces. I also love working with our volunteers and encouraging them in their development. I attend Les Camps Methodist Church, co-leading the children’s work there with a wonderful team. When I’m not sending emails or organising lessons you can find me reading a good thriller with my two cats cuddled up and a good amount of chocolate!
PACE have a voluntary Advisory Board which represents a broad spectrum of Churches which meets to give guidance and vision to the work of PACE.