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More Than Gold 2014

Following the success of the More Than Gold campaign for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic games, organisers created a new campaign to guide the Christian response to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Its aims were to enable thousands of churches to taste the excitement of reaching their community in fresh and ongoing ways in Jesus' name.


Many churches near sports venues hosted and supported Games staff, volunteers and visitors, using the opportunity to show hospitality and service. The Queen's batton tour also provided an opportunity for churches to offer hospitality. 
Find out more about hospitality at the Games link to external website 


The games provided an opportunity for churches to serve the local community, for example through community festivals. However, because they may also exacerbate social issues such as homelessness and human trafficking, there was also a need for volunteers for the Social Justice Programme Team.
Serving at the Commonwealth Games link to external website  


Many organisations joined up with More Than Gold to produce resources, training and opportunities to help people engage in mission during the Games.
Find out about mission at the Commonwealth Games link to external website 


More Than Gold 2014 asked for volunteers to become ambassadors to represent the campaign, recruit churches, and encourage involvement. More link to external website


Download the information booklet, poster, promo DVD and more link to external website


23 September 2014
Final report on More Than Gold 2014
Read about the achievements of the campaign around the Commonwealth Games.
More Than Gold (PDF) link to external website

23 July 2014
Update on the More Than Gold campaign
With the opening ceremony taking place tonight in Glasgow, catch up on what has been achieved so far:

23 June 2014

Find or register a More Than Gold event
With only 30 days before the start of the Commonwealth Games, have you planned to host or visit an event?
Register an event link to external website
Find an event link to external website   

12 December 2013
More Than Gold 2014 DVD
See how your church can get involved with the 2014 Commonwealth Games with this promotional DVD:

9 October 2013
Queen's Baton begins its journey around the Commonwealth Nations
You can follow the baton and pray for the nations. Resources are available on the More Than Gold website, including a daily prayer.
Follow the baton on Facebook link to external website
Daily prayer link to external website

For more details see More Than Gold 2014 link to external website

Follow More Than Gold on Twitter


Crossing London

Crossing London is an initiative spurring on London's churches to engage with their communities even more effectively.
Crossing London link to external website

More Than Gold 2012

Largest-ever Church engagement with an Olympics 
Figures showed the contribution made by UK churches to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to be ‘the largest ever.' The scale of Church involvement included over 13,000 hours of voluntary service to travellers. This came from a team of 300 Games Pastors at ten major rail stations, two airports, a coach station and key tourist sites.

8000 miles in 4 minutes - The More Than Gold Torch Journey 

How the churches got involved in the More Than Gold journey throughout the Torch Relay.




More Than Gold 2014 logo

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