Reverend Steve Opie appointed club Chaplain

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Leyton Orient Football Club are delighted to announce the partnership of a new Chaplain, Reverend Steve Opie, who works out of Leyton Church.

About partnering with the club, Reverend Opie had to say ; “All of us at SAINT are extremely excited to be partnering with Leyton Orient Football Club to provide chaplaincy support to players, staff and supporters alike. SAINT is a diverse, dynamic and fast-growing church formed of multiple parishes in East London, for the people of East London. Leyton Church, just 500 yards down the road from the Breyer Group Stadium, is the ancient parish church of Leyton and has been serving the local community for the over 500 years.

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Reverend Steve Opie is the Lead Pastor of Leyton Church, E10 5JP. He moved to Leyton in September 2021 with his wife Sarah. Once upon a time Steve had hobbies, like music and playing squash (badly), but now he has a toddler! Steve did make it to the 4-1 victory for the O’s versus Swindon on Tuesday 7th December, and has formed a strong affiliation to the club in his brief time in East London.

Chief Executive Danny Macklin is delighted to have secured this new partnership. “We are very pleased to have obtained a new Chaplain for our club, and we are excited to see what we can do whilst working together. A Chaplain is a vastly important individual for football clubs, benefitting everyone should they need support, from staff, to players, to fans, and the whole community. I’d also like to place my sincere thank you and best wishes to former Chaplain, Alan Comfort for his dedication and hard work he did for Leyton Orient Football Club, along with his work in the community.”, Macklin stated.