29 March 2017
It has recently been announced that the Revd Peter Vickers and the Revd Mary Vickers have been selected to serve as part of the chaplaincy team at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.
Set to take place in September (23rd–30th), Peter and Mary will provide pastoral support for competitors and their families at the event, which will feature more than 550 competitors from 17 nations over eight days of competition involving 12 different sports. Established by Prince Harry in 2014, it is said that ‘the Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for ill, wounded and injured active duty and veteran service members’.
Peter and Mary each have extensive experience of chaplaincy, and until recently they held chaplaincy roles for industry and commerce in both North and North East Lincolnshire, respectively. Peter has 26 years’ experience as a chaplain in the Army, and he also served at the 2012 Olympics in London. Mary, who is currently serving as lead chaplain to Humberside Police, has wide experience of sports chaplaincy at Olympic Games both at home and abroad, World Athletics Championships, and the Women’s Rugby World Cup. She also helped instigate chaplaincy at Royal Ascot, and then regular chaplaincy at all Ascot race meetings.
Peter and Mary have been looking ahead to this opportunity to serve at the Invictus Games in local and national media, and a recent interview with Estuary TV is available to view on the diocesan YouTube page here.
Further information may be obtained by contacting Peter via email
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