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Sports Chaplaincy UK is inviting churches to mark National Sports Sunday this week. Let’s thank God for the gift of sport, says the Bishop of Bangor, Andy John, who is also a marathon runner.

“With the World Cup underway and Wimbledon just around the corner, this is a perfect time to celebrate our nation’s love of sport. Whether we are supporters or players, sport lifts our spirits, makes us work together as a team and encourages us to be physically active and fit.

“Sport is very much part of life as Christians and whether we are at the gym, on the racetrack or urging on players from the sidelines or from our armchairs I hope we will seize the opportunities sport presents to pray, share our faith with others and give thanks to God for this very special gift.�

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