A QUINTET of Shofa Blowers played in the Jewish New Year in a colourful celebration of prayer and song.

Worshippers from East London & Essex Liberal Synagogue packed out Sir James Hawkey Hall, Woodford Green, to mark the organisation's first ever Rosh Hashanah service.

Revellers enjoyed Kiddush, traditional blessing of wine, and home-made honey cake and apple and honey at the end of the service celebrating the beginning of the year 55778.