Activities by town

The list below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2021. Some activities this year will take place virtually, and an icon identifies these on the list below. You can also filter online/ socially distanced in-person activities using the controls above.

  • Altrincham

    Tuesday 12 October

    Talk

    St Ambrose Preparatory School, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, Altrincham, Chesire, WA15 0HF. 19.30 – 20.45
    Imam Mohammad Ahmad Khurshid from the Ahmadiyya Community with give a talk entitled "The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam –
    a Journey to Peace." Although earlier than the official Inter Faith Week we consider this to be our designated…

  • Blackburn

    Friday 19 November

    Everything you wanted to know about Islam & Muslims

    Darrusalam Education Centre, 184 Whalley New Rd, Blackburn BB1 9TN. 12.00 – Monday 22 November 16.00
    General introduction to Muslim beliefs and practice, with a Q&A.


  • Brighton

    Monday 15 November

    Reincarnation Workshop

    Friends Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF
    An all-day workshop run by Inter Faith Minister Anthea Ballam. The workshop opens with a review of the history of reincarnation from East to West, taking in the diverse cultures and faith views on the topic. The workshop also examines…

    Wednesday 17 November

    Student Interfaith Lunch

    University of Brighton, Brighton, BN2 4AT. 13.15 – 14.15
    Different Faith societies from the University of Brighton will come together to share a meal and talk about what it means to live out one's faith as a student today.

  • Burnley

    Sunday 14 November

    Inter Faith Walk

    Burnley and Nelson United Reformed Church, Bethesda Street, Burnley, BB11 1PR . 14.00 – 16.00
    Gentle walk visiting mosques and churches, finishing at Central Methodist Church for brew and cake.

    Monday 15 November

    10 Years Celebration Meal

    Usha, 338 Rossendale Road, Burnley, BB11 5BZ. 18.30 – 20.30
    With Speaker Afrasiab Anwar on 'Why Interfaith is important to Burnley Borough Council', plus stories from Near Neighbours groups.

    Wednesday 17 November

    Building Bridges in Burnley Stall

    Burnley, UK. 11.00 – 15.00
    Stall providing information about inter faith and the work of Building Bridges in Burnley.

    Saturday 20 November

    BFC/BBB Football Tournament

    Spirit of Sport, Ormerod Road, Burnley, BB10, 3AA
    Inter Faith football tournament with Burnley FC and Building Bridges in Burnley.

  • Cambridge

    Thursday 18 November

    Reflecting together on COVID-19: Interfaith Week panel discussion

    Anglia Ruskin University, CM1 1SQ. 19.00 – 20.30
    We will be hearing from various faith and community leaders in this panel discussion covering both theological and sociological responses to their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be opportunities for questions and audience discussion.

  • Cardiff

    Wednesday 17 November

    Baha’i Inter Faith Devotional

    Cardiff, UK. 19.30 – 21.00
    Baha'i inter faith devotional on the theme of 'The Environment and Us'. Sacred verses from different faiths will be read in Welsh with inspirational music.

  • Dewsbury

    Monday 18 October

    Faith and Food Event (Muslim Religion)

    Zakaria Education Centre, 39 Warren Street, Dewsbury, WF12 9LX. 11.00 – 12.00
    For centuries faith has determined to a large extent the foods people eat. During Interfaith Week we would like to raise awareness of different types of foods in the Muslim faith, what are the dietary requirements, learn why they exist,…

  • Grimsby

    Sunday 14 November

    Inter-Faith Form Quiz

    Tollbar Academy, Station Road, New Waltham, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN36 4RZ
    Students are tasked with completing an inter-faith based quiz after a discussion led by Form Tutors and then developed within RE lessons.

  • Guildford

    Sunday 21 November

    Inter Faith Service

    St. Nicolas Community Centre, The Burys, Guildford GU2 4AW. 15.00 – 17.30
    A multifaith Service with presentations from the Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Sikh & Bahá'í communities. The theme will be “Humanity’s Awakening – rebuilding our World” .

  • Huddersfield

    Tuesday 16 November

    Faith and Food Event (Sikh Religion) 

    Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Prospect Street Springwood, Huddersfield, HD1 2NX. 11.00 – 13.00
    For centuries faith has determined to a large extent the foods people eat. During Inter Faith Week we would like to raise awareness of different types of foods in the Sikh faith, what are the dietary requirements, learn why they…

    Saturday 20 November

    Faith and Food Event (Hindu Religion) 

    Huddersfield Hindu Temple, 20 Zetland Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2RA
    For centuries faith has determined to a large extent the foods people eat. During Interfaith Week we would like to raise awareness of different types of foods in the Hindu faith, what are the dietary requirements, learn why they exist,…

  • Kendal

    Sunday 21 November

    Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Open Meeting - participate from home

    Kendal, UK. 14.00 – 16.30
    BGKT holds an open meeting on the 3rd Sunday of the month (except December), from 2.00 - 4.30pm.

    BGKT Open Meeting Timetable available at http://buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk/bgkt-open-meeting/

    Open meetings are led by lay teachers authorized to…

  • Kirklees

    Wednesday 17 November

    Exploring Big Questions  

    Kirklees, UK. 9.00 – 12.00
    An online conference for secondary school students to explore some big themes for RE and the world. Explore ‘Reconciliation’, ‘Refugees’ and ‘Created Human’ from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

    Each theme will use a…

    Friday 19 November

    ‘Story Tree’ Primary Schools Diversity Day

    Kirklees Council . 9.30 – 14.30
    An inter faith event for years 2 – 5 based around stories from different faith communities on the theme of trees. Pupils will be given the opportunity to meet faith representatives online or in person.

  • Leeds

    Wednesday 17 November

    Rooots Diversity Quiz

    Leeds, UK. 11.00 – 12.00
    Join the Rooots team and take part in their Diversity Quiz to celebrate Inter Faith Week.

    The team have written a quiz about 6 different religions. This is your chance to learn more about different faiths.

    Thursday 18 November

    Talk: 12th Century Monks in Leeds: A spirituality for today?

    Kirkstall Abbey, Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3EH
    Welcome to a special event organised by Concord Interfaith Fellowship, Leeds.
    The Right Honourable John Battle talks on "12th Century Monks in Leeds: A spirituality for today?"
    John is a former MP who was Faiths Adviser to Prime…

  • Leicester

    Thursday 18 November

    Faith to Faith

    Leicester, UK. 9.30 – 12.30
    Visiting places of worship in the Clarendon Park area of Leicester.

  • London (Camden)

    Thursday 18 November

    LGBTQ+ Interfaith Social For National Interfaith Week

    London, UK . 18.30 – 19.30
    In honour of Inter Faith Week 2021 (14th-21st November), the Faith & Belief Forum are hosting an informal online space for LGBTQ+ people and allies of different faiths, religions, and non-religious beliefs, to celebrate together.

    You can…

  • London (Ealing)

    Thursday 11 November

    Outreach West London - Murder Mystery Dinner

    GIFTO's Lahore Karahi, 162-164 The Broadway, Southall UB1 1NN. 18.30 – 23.00
    Outreach West London have hired 5 actors from Murder Mystery Meals Company, who will be managing the event for us. From the moment our guests arrive, they will be immersed in the murder mystery plot. The five actors mingle with…

  • London (Hounslow)

    Thursday 18 November

    Celebration of Inter Faith Week

    Hounslow House Civic Centre, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EB. 18.30 – 20.30
    A meeting in person to celebrate Inter Faith Week giving an opportunity to meet and network with other local supporters. The event will include: a finger food (vegetarian) buffet; a short inter faith quiz; the launch of both an inter…

  • London (Islington)

    Wednesday 17 November

    Youth Debate -  “Faith, Freedom and Equality: do they go together?”

    Platform Youth Hub, Hornsey Road Baths, 2 Tiltman Place, London N7 7EE. 18.00 – 20.00
    A youth debate led and delivered by young people of faith and of none. A panel of young people giving their views on 'Faith, Freedom and Equality: do they go together?', followed by questions from the audience for the panel…

  • London (Tower Hamlets)

    Tuesday 16 November

    Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum: Bridge Over Troubled Water

    St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PL. 18.00 – 20.00
    Faith groups have provided essential support to residents in Tower Hamlets, before and during the pandemic, and have been at the heart of providing support for people, particularly those facing the worst health and social inequalities.

  • Lowestoft

    Wednesday 17 November

    World Faiths film night

    Seagull Theatre, Morton Rd, Pakefield, Lowestoft NR33 0JH. 19.30 – 21.30
    Four films made by local film maker Tom Fox, introduced by him, with opportunity to discuss them and their content with him and with fellow watchers.

  • Manchester

    Sunday 14 November

    The languages of Manchester’s Muslims and Jews

    Manchester, UK. 19.00 – 21.00
    Greater Manchester’s Muslims and Jews have a very wide range of languages as either their first or second language.

    Yaron Matras, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester and Honorary Professor at the Aston Institute…

    Thursday 18 November

    Freedom of Religion and Belief in the UK

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 136 York St, Manchester, M1 7XN. 19.00 – 20.30
    A reflection on Freedom of Religion and Belief in the UK by Dr James Holt, Associate Professor of Religious Education at the University of Chester, and Chair of the charity, Freedom Declared Foundation. In this event James will discuss

  • Newcastle

    Tuesday 16 November

    Faith Coach - Friendship through Faith

    Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Cottenham Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 5QU. 10.00 – 15.00
    A 'faith coach' trip to different places of worship in Newcastle.

  • Romney Marsh

    Sunday 14 November

    Interfaith Sculpture Park

    All Saints Farm, Ashford Road, Romney Marsh TN28 8TH
    Guided Tours of the Interfaith Sculpture Park on Romney Marsh. Telephone the IMOS Foundation to arrange date and time 01797 363099. Individuals and groups welcome. Takes about an hour. The sculpture park surrounds the ruined 12th century church of Hope…

  • Rotherham

    Tuesday 16 November

    Tea-party

    Unity Centre, St Leonard's Rd, Rotherham, S65 1PD. 16.30 – 18.00
    All welcome to a friendly tea-party to find out what Rotherham Interfaith Group do, and how they spread love in our neighbourhood.

  • Swansea

    Thursday 18 November

    Lecture & Discussion lead by a Buddhist Scholar

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 8PP. 18.00 – 19.30
    Buddhist Perspective: A lecture on Daisaku Ikeda’s annual Peace Proposal to the United Nations (2021 Peace Proposal – Value Creation in a Time of Crisis)’
    Speaker: “Robert Harrap General Director of Soka Gakkai International (SGI-UK).

  • Swindon

    Sunday 14 November

    An Evening at the Sikh Gurdwara

    Shri Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Kembrey Street, Swindon, SN2 8AZ. 19.00 – 20.30
    Join the Sikh community in prayers, hymns, and Sukhassan. Followed by refreshments.

    Monday 15 November

    Devotional Film Night

    Swindon. 19.00 – 20.30
    The Swindon Baha’i community will host an inter faith devotional and film night featuring short films and discussion. Please feel free to bring a prayer or reading to share.

    Tuesday 16 November

    Called to Be Light

    Swindon, UK. 19.00 – 19.30
    Join the Christian Community for a 30-minute vigil on Zoom.

  • Wakefield

    Tuesday 16 November

    Tree planting

    Thornes Park, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield WF2 8DY. 11.00 – 12.00
    Wakefield Interfaith Network, with the help of Wakefield Tree Wardens, Wakefield District Arboricultural officer and local school children, will plant three native trees in a local park. These mature trees, in the growing circle of interfaith trees, provide interest and…

  • Walsall

    Monday 15 November

    Interfaith Week Arts Competiton

    Salisbury Primary School, Salisbury Street, Walsall, WS10 8BQ
    Across the Week children will produce a piece of art that combines all of the religions to show that we are all united regardless of our beliefs.

  • York

    Saturday 13 November

    Tree Loving Care

    Clifton Bridge, York. 11.00 – 13.00
    Visit to the Interfaith Tree site to do the first clear up since 2019.

    Monday 15 November

    ‘Loving Kindness in an Uncertain World’ - A Buddhist Approach

    York Buddhist Centre, 38 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ. 19.00 – 21.00
    We are living in turbulent times and, more than ever, we need to practise loving kindness towards ourselves and others. Join York Buddhist Network for this event.

    Wednesday 17 November

    Baha’i Meditation & Prayers

    York, UK. 11.00 – 12.30
    Baha'i meditation and prayers on a theme of 'Love and Unity - the purpose of all religions'. Includes meditation, prayers and readings followed by discussions.

    My Faith - Its Role in the University and the City of York

    University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. 18.15 – 21.00
    A student-led session followed by guest speaker Prof. Tom McLeish, FRS.

    Thursday 18 November

    Inter Faith Meditation and Mantras

    York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ. 11.00 – 12.00
    An in-person and virtual meditation session hosted by York Unitarians.

    Interfaith Inter-Lockdown Quilt

    York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ. 14.00 – 16.00
    View the special quilt created by members and friends of the York Interfaith Group during the pandemic. This is an in-person and virtual event, giving you a chance to view the patches and hear all about them.

    ‘Unitarian - What’s That?’

    YORK UNITARIAN CHAPEL, 31 ST. SAVIOURGATE, YORK, YO1 8NQ. 18.00 – 19.30
    Reverend Stephanie Bisby talks about what being a Unitarian is all about and leads discussions.

    Saturday 20 November

    Celebrating the life of ‘Abdu’l-Baha

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX. 16.00 – 17.30
    This year is the centenary of the passing of 'Abdu'l Baha, one of the central figures of the Baha'i Faith. Join us in learning more about his life and achievements via stories and films.

    Sunday 21 November

    The Annual Interfaith Service - ‘Light after the darkness’

    York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ. 11.00 – 12.00
    A virtual and in-person event that will be followed by a vegetarian lunch at 12pm to close the York Inter Faith Week, and a look at some photos of the Week's events.

  • Online/ virtual activity

    Tuesday 12 October

    Talk

    St Ambrose Preparatory School, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, Altrincham, Chesire, WA15 0HF. 19.30 – 20.45
    Imam Mohammad Ahmad Khurshid from the Ahmadiyya Community with give a talk entitled "The Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam –
    a Journey to Peace." Although earlier than the official Inter Faith Week we consider this to be our designated…

    Sunday 14 November

    The languages of Manchester’s Muslims and Jews

    Manchester, UK. 19.00 – 21.00
    Greater Manchester’s Muslims and Jews have a very wide range of languages as either their first or second language.

    Yaron Matras, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester and Honorary Professor at the Aston Institute…

    Monday 15 November

    ‘Loving Kindness in an Uncertain World’ - A Buddhist Approach

    York Buddhist Centre, 38 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ. 19.00 – 21.00
    We are living in turbulent times and, more than ever, we need to practise loving kindness towards ourselves and others. Join York Buddhist Network for this event.

    Tuesday 16 November

    ENGAGE Network Launch Event

    London. 16.30 – 18.00
    Join the Faith & Belief Forum on Inter faith Week for the launch of our ENGAGE network and help us shape a better future for young people of faith in London. This network is for organisations who already work with,…

    Called to Be Light

    Swindon, UK. 19.00 – 19.30
    Join the Christian Community for a 30-minute vigil on Zoom.

    Wednesday 17 November

    Exploring Big Questions  

    Kirklees, UK. 9.00 – 12.00
    An online conference for secondary school students to explore some big themes for RE and the world. Explore ‘Reconciliation’, ‘Refugees’ and ‘Created Human’ from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

    Each theme will use a…

    Rooots Diversity Quiz

    Leeds, UK. 11.00 – 12.00
    Join the Rooots team and take part in their Diversity Quiz to celebrate Inter Faith Week.

    The team have written a quiz about 6 different religions. This is your chance to learn more about different faiths.

    Baha’i Meditation & Prayers

    York, UK. 11.00 – 12.30
    Baha'i meditation and prayers on a theme of 'Love and Unity - the purpose of all religions'. Includes meditation, prayers and readings followed by discussions.

    Baha’i Inter Faith Devotional

    Cardiff, UK. 19.30 – 21.00
    Baha'i inter faith devotional on the theme of 'The Environment and Us'. Sacred verses from different faiths will be read in Welsh with inspirational music.

    Thursday 18 November

    Inter Faith Meditation and Mantras

    York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ. 11.00 – 12.00
    An in-person and virtual meditation session hosted by York Unitarians.

    Interfaith Inter-Lockdown Quilt

    York Unitarian Chapel, 31 St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ. 14.00 – 16.00
    View the special quilt created by members and friends of the York Interfaith Group during the pandemic. This is an in-person and virtual event, giving you a chance to view the patches and hear all about them.

    Lecture & Discussion lead by a Buddhist Scholar

    Swansea University, Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 8PP. 18.00 – 19.30
    Buddhist Perspective: A lecture on Daisaku Ikeda’s annual Peace Proposal to the United Nations (2021 Peace Proposal – Value Creation in a Time of Crisis)’
    Speaker: “Robert Harrap General Director of Soka Gakkai International (SGI-UK).

    LGBTQ+ Interfaith Social For National Interfaith Week

    London, UK . 18.30 – 19.30
    In honour of Inter Faith Week 2021 (14th-21st November), the Faith & Belief Forum are hosting an informal online space for LGBTQ+ people and allies of different faiths, religions, and non-religious beliefs, to celebrate together.

    You can…

  • Participate at home

    Sunday 21 November

    Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Open Meeting - participate from home

    Kendal, UK. 14.00 – 16.30
    BGKT holds an open meeting on the 3rd Sunday of the month (except December), from 2.00 - 4.30pm.

    BGKT Open Meeting Timetable available at http://buddhistgroupofkendal.co.uk/bgkt-open-meeting/

    Open meetings are led by lay teachers authorized to…

  • Harrogate

    Saturday 30 October

    Discover Islam Day

    Friends Meeting House, 12A Queen Parade, Harrogate HG1 5PP. 11.00 – 16.00
    A Discover Islam Day, open to everyone to come and ‘Discover Islam’ in a friendly and informative manner. There will be light refreshments and snacks being served and, aside from the Exhibition, there will be activities such as Henna painting,…

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