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Sports Themed Church Service Attracts Thousands of BBC Listeners

by | Wed, Jan 13 2021

Thousands of BBC local radio listeners across England tuned in to an unusual sporting-themed church service earlier this month.

As Christian Today reports, It wasn’t broadcast from a typical place of worship, such as a church or a cathedral, but from Wycombe Wanderers football club

Four of the team’s leading players joined the club chaplain Benedict Musola for the special broadcast across the country’s 38 BBC local radio stations.

The players spoke of their Christian faith during the 30-minute service, while the chaplain explained how the team prayed on the pitch before matches and held regular Bible studies at their training ground.

He told listeners he was grateful for the opportunity to serve God in the role as a sports chaplain, which uniquely combines his passion for God and passion for football.”

The service featuring Wycombe Wanderers underlines the close links between football and faith.