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Church offering front-row seats to see Olympics
3:20pm Saturday 21st July 2012 in News
A church will be offering a front-row seat for two big highlights of the 2012 London Olympics.
Christchurch in The Grove, Ilkley, is opening its doors to the public to watch a screening of the opening ceremony on July 27, and ‘Super Saturday’, when no fewer than 25 gold medals will be won.
The events are free, but there will be a charge for food.
The Christchurch Café will remain open after its usual closing time of 4pm, and a three-course meal will be served from 8pm. Tickets for the meal are available from Christchurch Café at £10 for adults and £5 for children.
Curries and pizza will be on the menu from Touchstone, the Methodist charity based in Bradford that reaches out to local communities.
There will be a big screen in the Lower Hall and a television in the café. There will also be activities for children, including a bouncy castle and a big mural to colour in.
Super Saturday will be screened in the café from 10am on August 4. The café will stay open after the usual closing time, and a three-course meal will be served at 6.30pm. The meal costs £5 for adults and £3 for children.
The big screen will feature coverage in the Lower Hall from 5pm.
Organiser, John Sayers, said: “Ilkley has embraced the Olympic spirit as a community, and this is another opportunity to spend time with each other while enjoying the sport.
“Christchurch is at the heart of the town, and we want to share our facilities with the community. We hope people will enjoy spending time with us.”