[Church of England] Churches up and down England 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.”