Please pray for these parishes as they get involved in events to celebrate the Olympics.
The first Saturday of the Games means that mass-movement of spectators begins in earnest. These parishes are near our major stations and venues:
- The Parish of Old St Pancras will, in all of its churches, be opening its doors to visitors in some way:
- St Mary’s is having an open church until 12 August
- St Michael’s is giving free evening concerts until 11 August
- St Pancras Old Church is opening as a hospitality centre until 12 August and will be giving free history tours until 11 August
- St Michael’s Chester Square (near Victoria) are having a big screen in their church until 11 August and a ‘Pop-up Café’
- St John’s Wood Church (near the archery venue) will be open for midday prayers followed by lunch
Lots of churches have community events on:
- St Mark’s, Kensal Rise are having a ‘Dads and Kids’ breakfast
- St Luke’s, Isle of Dogs are starting their ‘Fun in the Park’ weekend: a mini-Olympics sports community festival which includes sumo, climbing wall and beat the goalie
- St Aldhelm’s, Edmonton is holding a family fun day
- St Barnabas’, Kensington will open, with street evangelism until 7 August
- Sports Quizzes are popular tonight, with events at St Michael’s, Chester Square, St Luke’s, Isle of Dogs and St Andrew’s, Whitehall Park
The men’s road cycle race goes out through Kensington Area today. Please plan your journeys carefully, as there are rolling road closures. On the route:
- St John’s, Hampton Wick is organising the distribution of bottled water and hot dogs to spectators at Men’s Road Cycle Race
- If you are on the route, please ring your bells as the cyclists ride past. Together with Southwark and Guildford Dioceses, this will create a continuous soundscape of English bellringing for the competitors to remember!
If you’re planning an event but haven’t registered it, please send details to elizabeth.harrison (Email: elizabeth.harrison [at] london.anglican.org) with ‘MAP’ in the subject line.
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If you’ve just run an event and want to share how you’ve got on, or if you’ve had local press coverage, please send reports, photos and stories to olympicmobiliser (Email: olympicmobiliser [at] london.anglican.org)