Inside Revolution: HSCC welcomes Chaplaincy to race meetings

Wednesday 17 May 2023

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Following a successful pilot project at the end of last season, the Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) has announced that the motorsport chaplaincy team is committed to supporting all its UK events this season.

“The emotional welfare of all who attend our race meetings is an important part of the HSCC ethos,” adds CEO Andy Dee-Crowne. “We were delighted to welcome James and the team to our meetings and look forward to working with them this season. When searching for a collective name they immediately identified themselves as ‘Charlies’ so we knew we
were on to a team who could relate to our members…”

The chaplaincy team was first introduced to the members at Silverstone last October, and there was a very positive response to what chaplaincy has to offer those involved in motorsport. Sports chaplaincy is something that is growing across the country in response to the human welfare needs in sport generally, and the recognition that good pastoral and spiritual care makes a difference to those competing.

This initiative is being led by Classic Formula Ford racer and Anglican Priest Revd James Rigby. He previously worked in professional motorsport and now has a heart to support the HSCC community for the future.

Whether at elite level or not, everyone has things in life that can impact their enjoyment of the sport, and so the chaplaincy team is there to support when things aren’t going well – to encourage when some motivation is needed and inspire everyone to keep looking forward and discover more of what life has to offer.

Over the winter the team has expanded with new members joining, James has also established a partnership with Sports Chaplaincy UK which support chaplains in a whole range of sports including Premier League Football. It provided an excellent training day for the team last month at the Silverstone Innovation Centre and will continue to work
with the HSCC to develop chaplaincy in motorsport. The pastoral care is available for everyone whether they have a faith or not.

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