A CHURCH in Wokingham is making up for the town’s disappointment at not being selected as a venue for the Olympic Torch route – by staging a town relay.

Wokingham Methodist Church will team up with other churches in the town so that an unofficial flame can be taken round the town on Sunday, July 8. Plans are still being made for the relay, but organisers are hoping for a fun day. “Unfortunately the official Olympic torchbearer street route does not include Wokingham so we feel that it is our duty to fill that gap,” says church member and organiser Ian Cole. The church will then team up with Woosehill Church to hold a celebration on Friday, July 27, the day of the opening ceremony. Doors open at 5.30pm and the event continues until 10.30pm. Two days later, it will again team up with Woosehill Church for a family fun day at the Hawthorns School in Woosehill. Running from 12.30pm to 6pm, the event will take its cues from the popular Games.

For more details, call the church on (0118) 977 6898 or log on to www.wokinghammethodist.org.uk.