Kent Cricket is pleased to announce the appointment of Barney de Berry as the club’s Sports Chaplain.
Rev Canon de Berry will be spending up to half a day a week at the club and is looking forward to meeting all members of staff and the wider Kent Cricket community over the coming weeks and months.
Kent Cricket’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “Sports Chaplaincy is a growing part of many professional sporting organisations and I feel we are very lucky to have Barney as our local vicar.
“He will provide support to everyone at the club and he will also be a great help in bringing Kent Cricket closer to the local community.”
Rev Canon Barney de Berry took the opportunity to introduce himself to the club and supporters:
“I am the Vicar of St Mary Bredin Church in Canterbury, which is found on the corner of Old Dover Road and Nunnery Fields, and in whose parish The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence Ground is situated.
“I have been Vicar of St Mary’s for over eight years having previously worked in Cambridge, Derby and Oxford and I am also an honorary Canon at Canterbury Cathedral.
“I am a great sports fan and have been a regular at the cricket ground over the years and the whole family went up to Lord’s earlier in the summer to cheer on Kent Spitfires in the Royal London One Day Cup Final!
“I am excited about this new position of chaplain at Kent Cricket and the possibility of serving the whole community in and around this great cricket club”.