St Albans Diocese’s Cricket Team’s Success! …Yours too?
Writing this the day after the football season for 2017 closes seems like the appropriate moment to mention cricket, especially as St Albans Diocese’s team has had a recent win against Southwark Diocese.
The Revd Adam Prior said: “The St. Albans Team is brilliantly captained by the humble Will Gibbs. Anyone who carries the Bishops licence, youth worker, Reader, Ordinand etc as well as those who work for Christian organisations within this Diocese is eligible to play. We play about 7-8 matches a season, three in the National Church Times Cup (London, Chelmsford and Southwalk) and then about four friendlies verses various Village and Club sides around the Diocese. We have a squad of about 15 people, with nets in the Spring, but getting 11 players out in one go is always a challenge. We are always looking for players!”
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Tournament raises pulse rates and funds for Christian Aid
Recently, St Mary the Virgin, East Barnet joined with three of its neighbouring churches (who happen to be in London Diocese) in an inter-church rounders match. This did local fellowship a power of good, at the same time raising the pulse-rates of local clergy and hundreds of pounds for Christian Aid.
St Mary’s won! This was the second year in which the fixture had taken place and only the first year that St Mary’s had taken part. Their team was led by Curate Fr Sam Korn. He said:
“I never knew that Rounders was among the gifts in our parish, but we are always ready to put our talents to the service of the Church!”
The event took place in Oak Hill Park, East Barnet at the start of Christian Aid Week on Sunday 14 May and attracted hundreds of revellers from all four churches, cheering on their teams whilst enjoying a bring-andshare picnic in the glorious sunshine, concluding with prayers for Christian Aid Week, while raising funds to support refugees throughout the world.