Bishop of London joins the2012 volunteers
The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, has joined over 160 young volunteers from the West End at All Souls Langham Place, in the latest stage of preparation for the2012.
the2012 is a project bringing together 2,012 volunteers aged 13-35 for participation in local community projects around this summer’s Olympics and Paralympics.
The Bishop launched the initiative in October 2011, calling on young Christians across the capital to take up the opportunity to receive training and support ahead of becoming volunteers for the Church in the Olympic year and beyond.
Members of the2012 will serve on a variety of projects surrounding the Olympics & Paralympics and beyond, with examples ranging from simple acts of service such as giving out free cups of water to spectators to week-long commitments such as serving in parish holiday clubs for sports outreach to children.
Joining the Bishop were a number of Christian speakers and community organisers who led the attendees in seminars on living and sharing the Gospel. This training event is the latest in a series that have been held in different areas of London, bringing together a variety of speakers including the Bishops of Stepney and Kensington.
All members of the2012 will come together to be commissioned by the Bishop of London at the "London Calling" service at St Paul’s Cathedral on the 24 April.