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Oxford-Blue bishop takes on new sporting position

THE Bishop of Sherwood, the Rt Revd Tony Porter, has been named as the Archbishops' Sport Ambassador. Bishop Porter played hockey for England Schoolboys, won an Oxford Blue, and was club chaplain at Manchester City Football Club. His main work will be to "encourage parish churches to be involved in the world of sport, and for the world of sport to receive Christian ministry in a culture and language they understand", he said last ...

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