Come and celebrate the Jubilee at Walsingham House, Canvey Island, on 3 June.
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Posted: 20 May 2012
As part of the national 'Big Lunch' celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Walsingham House, the diocesan retreat centre on Canvey Island, is opening its doors on 3 June. People of all faiths and none are welcome to bring a picnic from 1pm. The afternoon will feature games and entertainment for children and live music from 5pm. There will be a bar and cream teas on sale. During the evening there will be a hog roast. The event will finish at 10pm. Those interested in the centre can also take a tour of the building.
The Big Jubilee Lunch is a part of the main programme of events over the central weekend of the Queen's Jubilee. It is initiative led by the Eden Project (see logo right) to encourage neighbourhoods to come together to share lunch and a few hours of community, friendship and fun. It is made possible thanks to funders Big Lottery Fund and partners MasterCard, EDF Energy, Kingsmill and Asda. Since 2009, thousands of Big Lunches have taken place in all kinds of communities, and in 2011 the number of participants doubled to the best part of two million. This year a record number of people across the UK are expected to participate.
The organisers have received messages of support from across the nine major faiths in the UK. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop of Westminster and Chief Rabbi, along with other faith leaders, have embraced the initiative in building communal togetherness.
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For directions to Walsingham House, which is run as part of the Brentwood Youth Service, go to www.walsinghamhouse.org
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