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The Olympic Torch in Petersfield

Olympic Torch Volunteer Briefing Notes

What We Have Seen So Far
The best way to get a feel for the event is to watch it for yourself. This link: www.bbc.co.uk/torchrelay allows you to watch it as it happens. There are also film clips available on YouTube.

The feedback from organisers that have already welcomed the Torch has been that:

Who Does What?
LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) are responsible for the following:

Download a copy of these Olympic Torch briefing notes - this is a five page document

15 July: Prayer for Petersfield

On Sunday evening 15th July, the night before the torch comes through Petersfield, please join those from PACT churches for Prayer. We want to ask God to bless our town as this light passes through and we want the light of His Kingdom to come to Petersfield.

When: Starting at 7.14 pm (2 Chronicles 7:14 ‘If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray...’)

Where: Join the route closest to where you live (see the map below) and walk towards the square, aiming to arrive there at 7:14. where we will meet up together and pray. We will finish at at 20.12 pm (as in the year 2012).

16 July: Olympic Torch Route

The torch is expected to arrive at the southern end of The Causeway, Petersfield at around 8:30 am on Monday 16 July after travelling up the A3 from Portsmouth in what is called convey mode. In this mode the torch will not be on display as it travels in the motor cavalcade which will follow the torch relay around the country.

The relay will then switch to torchbearer mode at 8:42 am for the torch's journey through the town centre. The torchbearers will then head down The Causeway and then on to Dragon Street before turning into the High Street and travelling past The Square.

The torch will then head along Chapel Street and into Station Road, before it heads up Ramshill and at then top of the road it will switch back to convoy mode.

For the route see the map below

The torch is coming to East Hampshire on day 59 of its journey around the country to the Olympic Stadium in London.

Reproduced, with kind permission, from The Petersfield Post, 21 March 2012.

The route through Petersfield is shown on the map below:

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