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22nd July 2019

Father Eddie is officially 'IronPriest' after Ironman triumph

A Chorley vicar has taken his place among the country’s most elite athletes after completing a gruelling triathlon.

Father Eddie Carr, Priest at St Paul’s Church in Railway Road, Adlington, is now the self-titled 'Iron Priest' after conquering the 140.6-mile Ironman UK race recently. 

The race traverses across Lancashire, beginning and ending in Bolton and Eddie is pictured after the race was over ... smiling in the middle of Victoria Square, Bolton. 

Reaction to Father Eddie's triumph on social media was immediate. It was led by Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of Burnley, who said it was an 'incredible achievement' and declared the title of 'IronPriest' could be Eddie's 'in perpetuity'. 

Praise also came from Keith McIntosh, who chairs the Diocesan 'Ministry of Sport' team (which encourages parishes to use sport as a way of reaching out into their communities in original ways) who said: "Congratulations on your fantastic performance."

For the full story you can read a report on the Lancashire Post website



Ronnie Semley, July 2019