‘Play the Game’

  • Alan Megahey


Walter Carey was an Old Bedfordian, who played football for his school and his Oxford College and became a naval chaplain during the First World War (and was present at the battle of Jutland). In 1921 he was invited to become Bishop of Bloemfontein, so he went from being Principal of Lincoln Theological College to running a diocese the size of England and Wales. During his time there, he met Richard Holderness, who was testing his vocation on the ‘Railway Mission’ and who found ‘his skill on the accordion a great asset when conducting informal services’; so Richard and the bishop (on the violin) sometimes played duets as they travelled by train together.364 Illness forced Carey’s return to England in 1934, and his namesake offered him the chaplaincy of Eastbourne College, where Fred Snell was already a housemaster.


Corporal Punishment Table Tennis Prep School Team Spirit Informal Service 
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