PICT1745On Saturday night (15 May) twelve teams battled it out in the Grays Baptist Church 125th Anniversary Quiz.

83 people from across Thurrock’s churches came along and between them raised just over £200 for the Little Havens and St Luke’s Hospices.

Quiz master was Simon Wilson and his ‘beautiful assistant’ for the evening was Neil Frost, both of Thurrock Christian Fellowship. Simon presented the evening attired in a sparkly silver jacket, straight from the props department at Britain’s Got Talent!

PICT17362Colin Baker, pastor at Grays Baptists, said afterwards: “Everyone including gallant occupiers of last place and victorious winners had a fun time. A mixture of different members of the community and the church competed well and raised much needed funds for Little Havens and St Luke’s.”

Colin went on to explain that “The church is celebrating 125 years and all the proceeds from the extra events will go to these two charities.”

PICT17412Simon and Neil were also very enthusiastic about the event. They said, “We had a great time doing the quiz night. There was a great atmosphere and it looked like people were enjoying the evening. The food was also very good!”

Indeed it was, with everyone having either fish, chicken or a vegetarian alternative and chips, which were of a very good quality – and very filling!

PICT17482The quiz was won by a local team with the unlikely name of the Monkey Butlers. They held off the next team of folk mainly made up of teachers from Grays Baptist Church past and present by a few points. It all came down to the Name-That-Flag round!

The winning team of seven were each presented with a glass with an engraving on of Grays Baptists’ 125th anniversary logo.

Pictures top to bottom:

  • General view of the quiz
  • Simon & Neil, aka Ant & Dec
  • One of the Grays Baptist teams
  • The triumphant Monkey Butlers – left to right: Morag & Michael Waterman; Sean Hughes; Vera Harrold; Sarah & Gareth Marsh; & Tim Harrold.