Students run Olympic-themed mission as torch comes to Bristol
Photo: The Olympic torch crosses the Downs near Trinity last week
27 May 2012
On the day when the Olympic torch came into Bristol, a Trinity group took the opportunity to run a mission, ‘More than Gold', in the city centre.
The Trinity team set up a gazebo on College Green outside the cathedral and offered fresh fruit punch to passers-by. Live worship songs were broadcast across the Green, played by Trinity musicians and the team from the open-topped 'praise bus' which came to support the mission. The bus is travelling on most of the torch's route on the UK mainland.
Zoe, one of the students involved, said: ‘We met a lot of people and got to explain who we were and why we were there which was great; we also had a prayer box which had a lot of requests posted into it by the end of the day, a real privilege that all sorts of people were happy for us to pray for them. All in all it was a busy and fun day, great to be out meeting the people of Bristol and sharing the good news!'
The mission was part of Trinity's regular Saturday ministry on College Green, a strategic area which is both a busy thoroughfare and a meeting place, especially for young people.
Photo: Fruit punch from a gazebo and live music from a bus: Trinity students on mission in central Bristol
More than Gold is an organisation that encourages UK churches to make the most of the special opportunities offered by the Olympic Games, providing support and resources.