The Olympic and Paralympic Games present city centre churches with an opportunity both to reach our international visitors, but also to build community presence, and enjoy the Games together.
Here are some details of how churches can be involved, in serving at stations and transport hubs, offering hospitality, and staying open during the 2012 Games.
Stations and transport hubs:
With an extra 500,000 visitors a day in central London, it’s important that we coordinate with other groups – uniformed services, other faith groups and volunteers – so that everything runs smoothly. I’m working to find out what’s going on at the major stations, and how we can use our church members and buildings to serve visitors. For example, plans are beginning to develop at Kings Cross, Euston and St Pancras, which involve churches, Games Pastors, chaplaincy teams and other faith groups and denominations each providing a part of the overall welcome. [Read more...]