Get Set for the Olympics

by Michael Ford last modified 02 May, 2013 05:23 PM

The national ‘Get Set’ Tour with More Than Gold comes to Weymouth All Saints Church of England School on Saturday (24 March, 10.30am-4.30pm).

Get Set for the Olympics

More Than Gold: the 'Get Set' Tour

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In addition to keynote talks from the More Than Gold team, who specialise in preparing churches for Olympic festivities, there will be a number of workshops.

Topics covered include the Torch Relay; community festivals; sports clubs and events; work with children and young people; and social justice.

Diocesan Olympic Co-ordinator Revd Anni Douglas said: “We’re preparing for a phenomenal once-in-a-lifetime event. Weymouth and Portland hosts an official Olympic venue, but we also have the Torch Relay going throughout many of our parishes in May and July, and there are major events planned in Wiltshire as well as Dorset.

“I would urge anyone who hasn’t made up their mind to come down on Saturday and see for themselves. When the Games arrive they will affect the whole of the UK. We need to be ready!”

ENDS

Links
More Than Gold 
Our Olympics and Jubilee pages [expired]
Refresh 2012 (Weymouth and Portland)
MP2 audio of Anni Douglas on BBC Radio (7min 57sec; 14.5MB; plays in Windows Media)

Further information contact
The Revd Anni Douglas, Olympic Co-ordinator:
07809 467717, anni@weymouthandportlandchurch.org

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