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MESSAGE FROM THE CLUB CHAPLAIN

  • Rob Richtering
  • 14 Apr 2020

To all at Scarborough Cricket Club
My name is Rev John Wells, I have recently been privileged to be appointed as Chaplain to Scarborough Cricket Club. I am an ordained Deacon with responsibilities at St Mary’s and Holy Apostles Churches. I recognise we are all going through very difficult times at the moment. Through the corona virus many things have become very uncertain, things which we used to take for granted have become destabilised. Things of everyday life, work, leisure activities, not least our cricket season, shopping, meeting with friends and family.
It’s difficult for all of us and we may well be worried about others, about members of our families. I have two children working in what are hotspots for the virus, a daughter in Birmingham and a son in London, with their families.
I know that having someone to talk to in these circumstances can sometimes be helpful, someone who is outside of our normal contacts. I am very happy to be a listening ear for anyone who has real concerns at the present time. I have been a minister within the church here in Scarborough for the past fifteen years, although I was only ordained last year. My previous background is hospital management in the NHS. I am originally from Sheffield and have worked in the NHS in Sheffield, Wharfedale, and the West Midlands in Sandwell and Birmingham.
I have been a passionate supporter of Yorkshire County Cricket Club all my life watching matches at Bramall Lane in Sheffield originally and at Headingley and of course North Marine Road Scarborough; I have been a member of the club for some years. My other sporting affiliation, being from Sheffield is Sheffield United Football Club, who again I have supported all my life (times have certainly got better just recently!).
I am available to be contacted by email at; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and by telephone at; 07812 707628. When this pandemic is over it would be good to meet up in person, but at the moment we are where we are.
Keep safe, keep well, with my best wishes,
John Wells
Chaplain