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    International Peace Light from Bethlehem

    We are getting involved with this for the very first time this year, but are still a bit hazy about the details.

    We are in West Sussex (South Coast) where the light arrives 17 Dec. We will distribute it around our own Parish on 20 Dec during the main Carol Service and need to organise a vigil/ chain to keep it alight until then. We would also like to pass it on a bit further than "just down the road". So far we are in talks with one other Group.

    Anybody down our neck of the woods interested in receiving it? Oh, and we are an RN Sea Scout Group, and could possibly convey by water for a bit of PR - weather-permitting of course!

    More info here: http://www.peacelight.org.uk/

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    We could be interested - which way down the road did you want to go? Left or Right??
    We are in Lymington - also RN Sea Scout Group

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    We are Bognor Regis/ Chichester area, so would probably need a few stops in between, or perhaps meet at the Royal Dockyard, HMS Bristol etc.

    Keep hunting, still plenty of time.

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    where would it go on to from us if we did take it, or do we just hold on to it til Christmas?

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    whither shall it go?

    That's entirely up to you. Most people will just receive it as a sign of peace & hope, and then let it go out. However, some people use it to light their boilers until next year, some will only light their advent candle. Some take it round the village whilst Carol singing, some take it to the mayor/ civic reception. We will probably hold an all night vigil in the church after we receive it, pass it on during the Carol & Advent Services to the locals and then take it to an old people's home, house-bound people, or the local hospital. Hopefully next year we will have a special distribution service rather than a tag-on, and involve the whole district.

    Ideally it should go on to another scout/ guide group who will pass it further through the "system" as a sort of challenge (just how far will we manage to go?). Only condition is that it will have to stay alight until/ if you do pass it on. There is no time scale in which it should happen although of course it's all based around Advent & Christmas for a reason. And it's meant to reach as many people as possible across national, political, racial & religious divides.

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