Church of Sweden

The Church of Sweden at the Paralympics

Press Release   •   Aug 24, 2012 08:42 BST

During the Paralympics, 29 August – 9 September, the Church of Sweden in London will run a café and provide mobile teams in conjunction with the Games. The Seamen's Church will be the hub of the activities.

The Church of Sweden will provide mobile teams at the arenas where the sports events will be held. Their main aim is to meet Swedes and help them to find their way around from place to place. Counselling will also be available if people experience unpleasant incidents. The mobile teams were appreciated during the Olympic Games earlier this summer.

“We are here to support Swedish participants, their friends and family, and spectators,” says Camilla Persson, project manager of the Church of Sweden's activities during the Paralympics.

Café Svensson in the Seamen's Church is open daily 10:00–22:30 and sells refreshments, sweets and meals. You can also follow the Paralympics on a large TV screen and read Swedish newspapers. Morning and evening prayers will be held daily.

A special Paralympics service – Courage and Christianity – will be held in St Paul’s Cathedral at 18:00 on 26 August.

Art exhibition

During the   Paralympics, an exhibition titled Rörelse [Movement] by artists with intellectual   or neuropsychiatric disabilities will also be shown in the Seamen's Church.   The exhibition will be open daily throughout the duration of the Paralympics.   For opening hours, see www.svenskakyrkan.se/london2012

During the   Paralympics, the Church of Sweden has special cooperation with the Swedish   Sports Organization for the Disabled and The Swedish Paralympic Committee,   which are renting large parts of the hostel belonging to the Seamen's Church.

Read more about   the Church of Sweden’s work during the Paralympics: www.svenskakyrkan.se/london2012

CONTACT
  Camilla   Persson, project manager
  E-mail:   welfare@swedishchurch.com
  Telephone:   +44 (0)7860 547271

HOW TO FIND THE SEAMEN'S CHURCH
  The   Swedish Seamen's Church
  120   Lower Road
  London   SE16 2UB
  United   Kingdom

Map
 
Underground/The Tube

 

CAFÉ SVENSSON AT THE SEAMEN'S CHURCH IN BRIEF

*Opening hours   10:00–22:30 daily

*Kiosk, bar and   meals

*Sport on a   large TV screen

*Swedish   newspapers

*Joint morning   and evening prayers

*Art exhibition

 

The Swedish Paralympic team is competing in the   following sports:

Boccia
Table Tennis
Archery
Cycling
Judo
Goalball,   women's
Goalball, men's
Athletics
Equestrian
Wheelchair   Rugby
Wheelchair   Tennis
Swimming
Shooting

Church of Sweden at the Paralympics