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Interfaith cricket match to raise funds for refugees

03 September 2021


Royal Artillery Company Cricket Ground, in the City of London, where the match will take place

Royal Artillery Company Cricket Ground, in the City of London, where the match will take place

AN INTERFAITH cricket match will be held next week to raise money for the Refugee Council, and to encourage prayers for peace and wisdom in the wake of the crisis in Afghanistan.

The match will take place on Thursday (9 September) at Beckenham Cricket Club, in  south-east London, and play will commence at 2 p.m. It is being hosted by Lord Patel of Bradford, who chairs Social Work England and is a former director of the England and Wales Cricket Board.

A team comprising members of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s XI and the Heaven Help Us Cricket Club will play the Refugee Council’s Refugee Cricket Team.

Before the match, there will be a time of interfaith prayer, led by faith leaders from across London.

“As well as raising profile and funds, we also want to bring the communities together for unity and for peace,” the captain of the Archbishop’s XI, the Revd Chris Kennedy, said.

Mr Kennedy said that the match had received the support of the Secretary for Inter-Religious Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury and National Inter-Religious Affairs Adviser for the Church of England, the Revd Dr Richard Sudworth.



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