Following the news of the sad passing of The Venerable Alan Wolstencroft, Bolton Wanderers Club Chaplain Phil Mason paid tribute to the much-loved former vicar of St Peter’s Church.
Phil said: “Alan was a big BWFC fan and season ticket holder most of his life and was the ‘unofficial Chaplain’ before I was appointed.
“He conducted the 50th Anniversary service of the Burnden Park disaster, which took place at Bolton Parish Church.
“Alan also took part in the dedication of the Nat Lofthouse statue with a dedication prayer.
“He was a great support to the club and an encouragement to me in my role as Club Chaplain.
“We give thanks for his services and support to the club and our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this time.”