A HISTORIC church became the latest landmark to be lit up to show the district’s support for NHS staff.

St Andrew’s Church, in Halstead, showed the town’s backing for healthcare workers when it was bathed in NHS blue last Thursday.

The illuminations are part of an eight-week tour of landmarks by Braintree Council, and lighting them up to honour the NHS.

Buildings such as Hedingham Castle and Braintree Town Hall have already undergone the ‘bluminations’.

Halstead Town Council was also involved with the latest project.

A spokesman said: “Halstead Town Council was pleased to be part of Braintree Council’s project to honour the NHS workers on Thursday nights.

“St Andrew’s Church at the top of Halstead High Street was an ideal setting for the blue light.”

Braintree Council culture boss Frankie Ricci said: “Every Thursday at 8pm we have been lighting up some of our local landmarks to honour and show our appreciation to the heroes keeping everyone safe and well during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Thanks to KI Sound and Lighting, we were able to have the iconic St Andrew’s Church in Halstead as our final light-up last week which looked absolutely fantastic.”