27 July 2012
Churches up and down the country are getting in the Olympic
spirit with giant screenings, volunteering at the Games, hosting
athletes' families and other celebratory events. Churches on many
of the sporting routes are opening their doors to visitors. London
diocese has launched Faith Walks around its historic churches
to mark the summer of sport. Others nationwide are ringing in the
event by supporting All the Bells.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, said the
Games had "captured the imagination of the nation".
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, said: "I think
it's fantastic that we can celebrate the great sporting talent we
have in this country and welcome the best athletes from across the
world to compete on the biggest stage. We should celebrate our Team
GB with pride."
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