Faith leaders opened the doors of religious buildings to the public and one another in a show of unity.

The Hertsmere Forum of Faiths joined forces on Sunday, July 9 as part of the Great Get Together in memory of Jo Cox, the MP who was murdered on June, 16 last year.

The leaders of the Abrahamic faiths invited guests into their places of worship to explain how they worshipped.

The Mayor of Borehamwood was also in attendance along with the police and safer neighbourhood team and other faiths were also represented by other visitors to strengthen bonds between congregations to listen and learn from each other and celebrate all that unites them.

The tour started at the Borehamwood and Elstree Synagogue in Croxdale Road, where Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz and the synagogue’s former chair Stephen Forman explained the Jewish faith and practice to guests.

The tour continued through Aberford Park, as the group were told about Muslim practices by Salahuddin Patel of the Borehamwood Mosque in Aycliffe Road and the many strands that Islam holds in common with Judaism and Christianity.

The walk ended at St Michael and All Angels Church in Brook Road for a presentation by Reverend Louise Collins before the group went back to Aberford Park for a picnic.

Chair of Hertsmere Forum of Faiths Reverend Richard Leslie said: “In the spirit of the Jo Cox Foundation campaign in June, the major faith communities of Hertsmere got together to visit the local Synagogue, Mosque and Church in Borehamwood.

“This was a great opportunity for all local residents, not just members of the faith communities, to meet and learn in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust and, in the face of recent disturbing events, to walk and talk together – and picnic together.”

The Great Get Together was started by the late politician’s family to encourage people to strengthen bonds in the face of adversity.