Church screens Euro match

St Andrews Church, Leyland
St Andrews Church, Leyland
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ST Andrew’s C of E Church in Leyland is swapping hymns for terrace chants on Saturday night.

As part of a reach out event, the church in Worden Lane is inviting the whole community to watch the England v Russia Euro 2016 match from the pews.

The doors will open and a big screen will be switched on from 7.30pm, ahead of the 8pm kick-off.

Dave Lewis, assistant minister at St Andrew’s, has not given up on England’s chances in the tournament.

He said: “Leicester have just won the Premier League so anything could happen.”

There will also be free refreshments available to all who attend.

As part of the same initiative, the church has also organised a seven-a-side football tournament for earlier in the day.

The event, from 1pm to 4pm, takes place on the artificial pitches at Buckshaw Village Community Centre in Unity Place.