St Chrysostom’s does football.

Question: What do you get when you cross 20 people, 2 footballs, 2 nets and a toddler?

Answer: A pretty decent game of football!

It was a glorious Saturday afternoon on the 1st May and St Chrysostom’s people turned out in force to chase a football around the pitch. Ike proved himself a top goal keeper – the next Peter Shilton maybe? Dave and his lad Billy formed a challenging attacking partnership. Natalie proved herself a strong all-rounder – and in particular a defence not to be messed with. I could go on – we all played our part in shaping the game.

It was a great, fun afternoon, where people of mixed abilities came together in good spirits. A mix of ages, women, men and children, this St Chrysostom’s football game united us and brought us together in sporting activity.

It’s great to get the football going now the weather is a little better. Our friends from Newbury House in the parish are looking into making this a regular event. Keep an eye on our website for more information. We’re also hoping to arrange a family friendly picnic with a relaxed game of football and other outdoor team games. All suggestions welcome!

PS On this occasion the toddler chose to hold his own mini football game off the pitch with Penny.


About stchrysostoms

St Chrysostom’s is an Anglican (Church of England) parish church in Manchester. We’re an inclusive, diverse and welcoming faith community where people of differing backgrounds make friends. Find our Facebook group at
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