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Archbishop of Canterbury attends Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Friday 27th July 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, attended the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Opening Ceremony, London 2012 Olympic Games.  Photo: Matt Dunham/Associated Press
The Archbishop of Canterbury at the Opening Ceremony with HM the Queen, Thomas Bach (Vice-President, IOC) and Jacques Rogge (President, IOC). Photo: Matt Dunham/Associated Press.

Churches up and down the country are getting in the Olympic spirit with giant screenings, volunteering at the Games, hosting athlete's 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 rang in the event by supporting All the Bells

Archbishop Rowan, in welcoming the Games, said they "had captured the imagination of the nation".



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