We have been working with Rural Dean Nick Clarke and the Deanery of Weymouth and Portland in the Diocese of Salisbury for the last three years. We have planted prayer clubs and delivered our six-week programme in both primary and secondary schools and with churches across Weymouth.
Next September 2024, we will be delivering a second transition programme through values, faith and sport. programme with over 100 students from year 7 at All Saints Church of England Academy.
Chris has evident skills as a sports coach but much more than these, Chris is clearly able to engage a dynamic faith in God with the physical and spiritual needs of the children in the schools that have hosted him. Project Touchline is a well-crafted programme that fits neatly into the school curriculum, combining PE with the teaching of Christian values. It is dynamic, action-packed and pours out of an enthusiastic heart that is passionate about growing faith amongst the children in the school environment. What is also significant is Chris’ desire to create pathways for growing faith. We are excited at the prospect of what seems to be the aim of a creative partnership between school, home and church and with such partnerships, nurture strong Christian disciples amongst the children and youth, a top priority in our Deanery Plan going forward.
Rev Nick Clarke Rural Dean of Weymouth and Portland Deanery
“Grateful for the amazing work and ministry you do!”
Director of Mission and Ministry and Deputy Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of Salisbury.