FORTY people from a wide variety of religious backgrounds came together for day of celebration at the 17th Century Quaker Meeting House in Almeley Wootton on May 6.

Present were Buddhists, Catholics, Bahá'ís, Anglicans, Sufis, Quakers and members of the United Reform Church.

They sang together, danced together and shared deep and meaningful conversations throughout the day. The desire for more such days was unanimous. "The experience of unity among such a disparate group of people was astounding," said one of the Quakers.

The Herefordshire Interfaith Forum was formed in 2014.

Members have been involved in Light up a Life celebrations with St Michaels Hospice, the United Nations Peace Day celebrations at Hereford Cathedral and they have been running a coffee morning at the Forbury Centre in Leominster. A variety of meetings take place, usually in members' homes and the group is planning a number of public events, such as the celebration day at Almeley Wootton, throughout the year.

People from all faiths and none are welcome and information about the forum and its events can be obtained from: or visit the Facebook page