Welcome to Sports Chaplaincy UK

There are hundreds of chaplains in the UK and Ireland, providing spiritual and pastoral care to professional and amateur sport. Sports Chaplaincy UK is increasingly involved in helping sporting organisations support, train and appoint sports chaplains.

Chaplains can be of help to all sorts of people involved with sport, when crisis, need or difficulty comes. I commend the idea of sports chaplaincy and the work of Sports Chaplaincy UK to you.

Sir Alex Ferguson, CBE
Director & Ambassador of Manchester United

As a former player, coach and now manager I cannot recommend highly enough the vital role played by chaplains within football clubs.

Chris Powell
Former manager of Huddersfield Town FC and Charlton Athletic

I would encourage all players the importance of talking and getting off things of your chest. Chaplains need to remind the players that the support is there and they can talk to you about anything – talking is so important.

Robbie Hunter Paul
Retired Rugby League International and TV pundit

Chaplaincy brings a personal touch- people feel they can be listened to as individuals. If chaplaincy was established in every club, I believe it would be of huge benefit to the game as a whole.

Sir Ian McGeechan, OBE
Former coach of Scotland and the British and Irish Lions

Pastoral Support


Our main area of support is pastoral and spiritual care, we help support chaplains in a variety of sporting settings. Find out more

Inspire Magazine 2016


Inspire Magazine is our annual magazine with the latest updates around Sports Chaplaincy UK. Find out more

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