Suffolk

Plea for Olympic floodlit colour churches in Suffolk

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Image caption Purple, orange, yellow, green or light blue are used in the 2012 Games logo

Churches across Suffolk are being invited to floodlight their buildings in one or more of the colours of the London Olympic Games' logo in 2012.

Suffolk Shines is part of a campaign to bring maximum benefits from the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Churches with floodlights are being asked to colour their buildings at night with the purple, orange, yellow, green or light blue.

The games have been credited with boosting sports and volunteering.

The Rt Rev Nigel Stock, Bishop of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese, said: "The Olympic and Paralympic games are events for all the nation.

"It is very good that the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich can work with Suffolk County Council in celebrating all that they bring."

The county council is applying for the Inspire Mark which, if successful, would make Suffolk Shines an official Olympic-inspired activity.

Churches are being asked to have the light displays from July to September.

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