Scotland

While chaplaincy grows phenomenally in Scottish Football through the prolific work of Mark Fleming, chaplaincy in other sports is only found in a few pockets like rugby and curling. I have been working closely with Warren Evans, Scottish sports chaplains and Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland’s Rev Iain McFadzean, towards seeing chaplaincy in Scottish Sport become more sustainable and fruitful. With the help of expert consultancy we aim to create structures and processes, build profile and reputation, and evolve sustainable working models to ensure that sports chaplaincy can be truly owned in Scotland and grown to its tremendous potential.

Opportunities for sports chaplaincy in amateur and professional sport are many and people in our churches can be identified, trained and supported to excel in sharing the love of Christ through sports chaplaincy. However we lack the broad insight and support of the Church, Christians, Philanthropists, Funders and the Sports World required to help sports chaplaincy make real and lasting inroads into Scottish Sport. From local gyms, women’s football clubs and disability / all-ability sports groups to professional football, rugby, basketball and ice-hockey clubs, the need for pastoral support is immense.

Please join us in praying for the realisation of our dreams to see SCUK deepen its roots in Scotland and grow fruit to last!

Neil Urquhart
Chaplaincy Support Director in Scottish Sport

A very special thank you to our Club Chaplain, Duncan Strathdee. A number of people associated with the club have faced personal difficulties over the course of this season and, unseen and unheralded, Duncan has provided them with a listening ear, comfort and guidance that I know has been very much appreciated.

Stuart Brown
Chairman of Stirling Albion FC

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

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