The Olympic Games were a once-in-a-lifetime event for London, attracting millions of visitors, worldwide coverage, and a sense of community and optimism that rarely breaks through in times of austerity. They provided an opportunity for churches to engage in mission, in whichever ways they wished to. As Olympic Mobiliser, it’s been exciting to see parishes grow and develop as a result of the activities undertaken, and to see how each of our different parishes responds to the needs of their community.
Over three blog articles, I’ve hoped to give an overview of what was done, and the resulting legacy for our churches and our diocese:
- Parish stories and statistics of what was done
- Next steps for your church, if you did something during the Olympics
- The legacy for London churches – areas of growth and development
I hope they serve as a reminder of all we achieved over the summer, and prompt discussion about how to engage in mission opportunities in the future.