Holland House interfaith picnic 201812 Jul 2018 By Sam Setchell
Holland House's annual Interfaith picnic took place recently.
This year's Holland House picnic was attended by eight different religions.
Warden, Ian Spencer, said:
"Holland House runs three Interfaith events every year - a day on faith & public policy, Faith to Faith: themed discussions on aspects of faith, and of course the great social event; the Holland House multi-faith summer picnic.These events are a tangible sign of our intent to live in harmony with one another, respecting and honouring one another's traditions and beliefs. They are a great blessing for both Holland House, Worcester Interfaith Forum and the Diocese, and of course the many thousands of people they represent living in Worcester and further afield. As Bishop John once said "the survival of the human race and planet" is dependent on "this crucial work" ....I don't think that is an exaggeration."
Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Tricia Bradbury attended the picnic and said:
"I much enjoyed attending the Multi Faith picnic on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire. There was a real sense of celebration as so many diverse communities from numerous faith traditions came together in the beautiful grounds of Holland House to enjoy the sunshine, the friendships, the delicious vegan buffet, the treasure hunt, the displays from different faiths including learning how to wear headscarves plus henna painting, and, of course, the music and singing. Many congratulations to all those involved in the planning and preparations for such a successful day."