The Great Get Together weekend in Grays.
On Saturday 23rd from 10.30 – 4.00pm activities will take place at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul, in Grays Town Centre.
The church will be open all day and there will be a free BBQ, cakes and other refreshments as well as a bouncy castle for younger visitors and lots more besides.
Entertainment will be provided by Thurrock Spectrum Brass and the Thurrock and Havering Male Voice Choir.
On Sunday the Community House, on Seabrooke Rise, opens its doors from 11am until 3pm with sand art, face painting, homemade cakes, bouncy castle, a range of international foods and lots more fun activities on offer.
Then, at 4pm, at Grays Parish Church there is a “Songs of Praise” and refreshments event.
The Great Get Together is inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June 2016 and is based on the simple belief that there is a groundswell of people who reject divisive politics and simply want to bring our communities together and celebrate all that unites us.
Jo’s family and friends came up with the initiative and hundreds of events will take place, up and down the country over the course of the weekend.
The Revd Canon Darren Barlow, Rector of Grays Thurrock (pictured) said: “This weekend is inspired by Jo Cox and is a fantastic opportunity for people to get together with others from our local community – some who they will know well and some they will meet for the first time – to have fun, share food and celebrate all that we have in common.
Everyone is welcome and we look forward to making new friendships and bringing our communities closer together.”