Ministry of Sport
At St Andrew's we have a variety of sports and activities, see the details below.
Recently a new sporting initiative for the County has been launched by Blackburn Diocese (The Church of England in Lancashire) at an event in Deepdale Stadium – the home of Preston North End Football Club.
The ‘Ministry of Sport’ was created in 2015 by Bishop Tony Porter (who is the Archbishops’ Adviser on Sport) and it has been rolling out across Church of England Dioceses ever since – with Blackburn Diocese being the latest to get involved. Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev Julian Henderson, is fully supportive of the initiative and attended the launch, which took place in the Players’ Lounge at Deepdale, along with people from across the County who were interested in getting involved.
The main aim of Ministry of Sport is simple … to encourage Christians participating in sport and sports chaplaincy to use it as part of outreach work of the local church.
Read the full article on Diocese website - http://www.blackburn.anglican.org/news_more.asp?news_id=1458
What sport is available at St Andrew's?
MONDAY (during school term time & not bank holidays)
2.30pm - 4pm in the church hall - Sports Life (for the over 55's)
Activities include Badminton, Table Tennis & Carpet Bowls, join the group for a game or two - all welcome regardless of ability.