Activities calendar (In-person activities)

The calendar below shows activity information linked to Inter Faith Week 2023. Some activities this year will take place virtually, and an icon identifies these on the list below. You can also filter online/ in-person activities using the controls above.

  • Thursday 2 November

    Multifaith Service

    The Church of Christ the Cornerstone, 300 Saxon Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES. 19.00 – 21.30
    Multifaith Service on the topic of Faith and the Environment - "My Love for the Planet".
    There will be prayers, presentations and music around the theme of "mankind's stewardship of the earth and its bounty".
    Following the service…

  • Monday 6 November

    Interfaith and worldviews photography competition

    RMS for Girls, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 4HF
    Pupils to enter photos that creatively represent their faith or world view.…

    Strangers and Pilgrims - C of E St Albans Diocese Inter Faith Week Event

    The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban, Sumpter Yard, St Albans, AL1 1BY (Entry via Visitors Entrance). 19.30 – 21.00
    You will have the opportunity to:

    • Hear “Strangers & Co-Pilgrims” from diverse backgrounds, sharing from their faith perspectives, what encourages them to engage with people of different faiths.

    • Meet and network with…

  • Wednesday 8 November


    St. Peter’s Church, Huddersfield, Byram Street, HD1 IBU
    Created especially for Kirklees Year of Music, this adaptation of Beowulf will debut an original score celebrating the creativity of the local musicians of Kirklees.

    Supported by Arts Council England. The performances start at Byram Arcade,…

  • Friday 10 November

    Creative Competition

    St George's CE Primary School, Telford, TF2 9LJ
    Children are invited to enter a competition. They can create a picture, poem, story, song or fact file/poster to celebrate different faiths. We will share some of the best entries with the whole school community.…

  • Saturday 11 November


    Shree Prajapati Association, Bradford, BD5 9DN. 10.00 – 12.00
    West Yorkshire Hindu Police Association and Bradford Hindu Council are supporting Bradford's Council's Foster Children's care services with an event on the festival of Diwali.
    The foster children are aged between 4 and 15 years of age and all…

    Baha’i Craft Activity

    York Explore Library, (Café), Library Square, Museum Street, York YO1 7DS . 15.00 – 16.30
    Join York Baha'i Faith community for a craft session, decorating prayers & quotations from the Holy Writings. Suits all ages.…

    Peace and Unity

    St Francis Chaplaincy, University of Birmingham B15 2TT. 15.30 – 17.30
    An event with readings and reflections around the theme of 'Peace and Unity'. We encourage and welcome everyone to participate. Any musical instrument or readings from your faith that will make the space joyous and uplifting are welcome and much…

  • Sunday 12 November

    Diwali at Norton Priory

    Norton Priory Museum and Gardens
    On 12th November Norton Priory celebrates Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. Family friendly activities will include clay Diya lamp making and Rangoli pattern making. Mima Cornish from Hedgerose Healing will be creating an intricate and traditional rangoli pattern during…

    Cardiff Chaplaincy Art

    Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF10 3AT
    Cardiff Chaplaincy are asking students and staff to create an artistic interpretation of faith in the 21st century. The picture and drawing will then be collated into a massive canvas of artwork to celebrate Inter Faith Week. …

    Inter Faith Week display

    Penryn TR10 9FE
    Falmouth and Exeter University Archives are displaying a variety of items in its collection which are related to faith, belief and spirituality. The display is on level one of the Exchange building on Penryn Campus.…

    Academy at St James Inter Faith Music Workshop

    The Academy at St James, Chelwood Drive, Allerton, Bradford, BD15 7YD
    Pupils will participate in a session to explore music from different faiths and cultures and develop their ability to express their faith using art and music.…

    Pilgrims Hospices: Inter Faith Week Sessions

    56 London Road, Canterbury, CT2 8JA
    To mark Inter Faith Week, Pilgrims Hospices will be running inter faith week themed creativity sessions. Participants will create artwork using designs related to Diwali. Participants will also talk about themes of light and darkness in different faiths and ways…

    Aston Hall Inter Faith Week Art

    Aston Hall Junior & Infant School, Church Lane, Aston, Sheffield, S26 2AX
    Pupils at Aston Hall will create artwork that responds to the question 'what is your worldview?'.…

    Inter Faith Week Art Competition

    Saint Norbert's Catholic Primary Voluntary Academy, 37 Fieldside Crowle, Crowle, DN17 4HL
    Pupils at Saint Norbert's Academy will enter the Inter Faith Week Art Competition organised by University Campus North Lincolnshire.…

    St Michael’s on the Wyre Bollywood Dance

    St. Michael's on Wyre Church of England Primary School, Hall Ln, Preston, PR3 0UA
    Pupils in Ash class will be learning a Bollywood dance for Inter Faith Week.…

    University of Derby Light Installation

    University Of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB
    The University of Derby will have a light installation to mark Inter Faith Week.…

    Chapel Tours

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sheffield Road, Stonegravels, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S41 9LT. 10.00 – Sunday 19 November 20.00
    Chapel Tours for individuals and groups to see the artwork, paintings, and sculptures and learn about our beliefs and work in the community.

    Tours are free of charge and no donations are required, simply phone 07812274204 to…

    Facing Our Collective Shadow

    Weston Hub, Penn Hill Road, Weston, Bath, BA1 4EH. 15.00 – 18.00
    'Facing our Collective Shadow: An Inter Faith Conversation for Positive Change with Vicki Burke'. In this event Vicki Burke will talk about collective trauma and dislocation from one's past. She will explore her own search for personal and cultural reconciliation…

  • Monday 13 November

    Inter Faith Week in school

    Thomas Buxton Primary, Buxton Street, London, E1 5AR
    In school activities …

    Year 1 lessons on Hinduism and Diwali

    St Mary's R C Primary School Vivian Rd, Harborne, Birmingham B17 0DN
    Year 1 pupils at St Mary's School in Harborne are marking Inter Faith Week by learning about Hinduism. That will include completing worksheets on Diwali.…

    Inter faith assembly

    LEH Junior School Burlington House 177 Uxbridge Road, Hampton TW12 1BD
    Lady Eleanor Holles Junior School are organising an inter faith assembly given by U5 RS students from the senior school…

    Diwali Lessons

    The Manor House, Calcutt St, Cricklade, Swindon SN6 6BB
    Cricklade Manor Prep Reception Classes are beginning Inter Faith Week by having lessons on Hinduism and Diwali.

    LSESU Community Space Opening

    LSE Faith Centre, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE
    To launch Inter Faith Week 2023 we will be opening a new community space and unveiling an inter faith mural. Feel free to join us for this event and celebrate Inter Faith Week!…

    Year 7 Stain glass making

    Myton Rd, Warwick CV34 6PJ
    Year 7 pupils at Myton School are making glass windows based on religious symbols.…

    Year 8 Lessons on religious festivals

    Myton Rd, Warwick CV34 6PJ
    Year 8 pupils at Myton School are colouring in Diyas after learning the meaning of Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas.…

    Year 9 Prayer flags

    Myton Rd, Warwick CV34 6PJ
    Year 9 pupils are making prayer flags after looking at the conflict in the Middle East.…

    Judaism Week

    Saint Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Whitehouse Road, Bircotes, DN11 8EF
    Celebration of the Jewish faith through visits, craft, talks etc …

    Inter Faith Week

    St Cecilia’s RC High School, Chapel Hill, Longridge, Preston PR3 2XA
    Various activities will be taking place across the school. There will be two trips to a mosque (year 8 in two groups). Baha’i speakers will hold an assembly for years 9-11. Sikh and Buddhist workshops will take place for year…

    Interfaith Lunchtime Activities

    Ousedale School, Aspreys, Olney, MK46 5LF. 13.15 – 14.00
    Students are invited to a lunch meeting to learn more about Inter Faith week.
    We will be trying foods from different faiths and creating a display of the importance of peace to different world faith groups.…

    Art Therapy

    Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip St, London, SW1P 4JU. 16.00 – 18.00
    How do you feel about being part of something bigger than yourself? Some people discover this through faith and a connection to God, while others find it in the vast universe, like the skies and the oceans. This can stem…

    Forced to Adapt (three short films by Deej Phillips)

    St John's Church, 73 Waterloo Road London SE1 8TY. 19.00 – 21.00
    The climate crisis continues to wreak havoc disproportionately in the global south, often resulting in devastating losses to livelihoods and even life itself. In a bid to mitigate the impacts of the climate crisis, communities are constantly forced to adapt…

  • Tuesday 14 November

    Inter Faith Week display

    Littleton St W, Walsall WS2 8ES
    The Learning Resource Centre at Walsall College is celebrating the Week by collating an Inter Faith Week display with books and other resources on a variety of different faiths.…

    Blue Coat School Inter Faith Week Henna Activity

    160 Terry Road, Coventry, CV1 2BA
    Blue Coat School will be running a henna decorating session in aid of charity to celebrate Inter Faith Week.…

    My Faith and Me

    Silver Birch Hotel, 5 Gortin Road, Omagh BT79 7DH. 11.00 – 13.00
    An opportunity to explore and share the unique relationships with religion and faith. Attendees can share a poem, reading, song, that represents for them their relationship with their chosen faith. The agenda is informal and relaxed and there is no…

    ARC DROP In - Story Telling and Poetry

    ARC Wesley Hall, Blackburn, BB2 1LQ. 11.30 – 14.00
    Interfaith Conversation at the weekly drop in
    Story telling and Spoken word Poetry. Do you have a story or poetry to share?
    Bring along a cultural sweet dish to share

    Inter faith making of Christmas tree decorations

    The Unitarian Chapel, 31 St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NQ. 13.00 – 15.00
    We have been invited to take part in the Christmas Tree Festival at York Minster this year (the festival takes place throughout December) and so during this session we want people from all faiths to join us in making decorations…

    Keep Calm and Craft

    The Key, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB. 14.00 – 15.30
    An event to create an Inter Faith Week banner. All materials will be provided. Feel free to join us for some crafting and a chat!…

  • Wednesday 15 November

    St Jude’s CofE Primary School Interfaith Day

    St Jude's CofE Primary School, Portsmouth, PO1 2NZ
    Visitors from a multitude of religions have been invited into our school to discuss different themes/concepts around their religion. We also have music workshops and workshops led by our children in the school. Children have also been invited to wear…

    St Giles Academy Inter Faith Week arts and crafts session

    St Giles C of E Academy Pontefract, Skinner Lane, Pontefract, WF8 1HG
    Pupils at St Giles C of E Academy Pontefract participated in the Week by making rangoli patterns.…

    Illuminating the Word of God

    St Nicolas Cathedral, Mosely Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PF. 6.00 – Sunday 19 November 0.00
    "Illuminating the Word of God" is the title for a series of talks which have taken place over the past year in places of worship around Newcastle. The talks have focused on how people of faith have drawn inspiration from…

    Diwali Dancing

    Cathedral Primary School, College Square, BS1 5TS. 9.30 – 11.30
    Indian Diwali Dancing: Children will build on their natural enthusiasm for movement and develop skills of coordination and teamwork. Professional dancers will get the whole class moving to the beat. The Kathak style is graceful and is treasured for its…

    Inter Faith Week Coffee Hub

    1 Kildare Walk, Leicester, LE1 3YH. 10.00 – 13.00
    People from all different backgrounds and faiths will be coming to visit and have coffee with us at the Haymarket. We will also be having arts and crafts sessions with crafts from different religions. We will have music sessions from…

    Multi-Faith Fair with Lancaster University

    LA1 4YW. 12.30 – 15.30
    Join us for an inclusive event celebrating diversity and unity. Discover different faiths, meet new people and learn about local opportunities.
    - Local Faith-Based Organisations
    - LUSU Faith Societies
    - Community and Volunteering Opportunities
    - Staff…

    Keep Calm and Craft

    The Key Centre, College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB. 13.30 – 14.30
    Join us at the chaplaincy for an afternoon session of crafting to celebrate Inter Faith Week! …

    Tea with the Vicar

    SS4 1RB. 14.00 – 15.00
    Informal afternoon tea with the Vicar - Rev Helen. We will discuss student's beliefs and views, using artefacts we have in school to talk about different faiths.…

    Children and Young People’s Art Competition Exhibition

    Scunthorpe DN16 1BU. 15.30 – 17.00
    The University Campus of North Lincolnshire (UCNL) invited children and young people aged 18 and under to submit entries on the theme “We have far more in common than that which divides us”, reflecting different faiths in a respectful and…

    We are One: the story of the ten Baha’i women executed in Iran for their faith 40 years ago.

    Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, Leicester LE2 1WP. 19.00 – 21.00
    A power point presentation telling the story of the ten women hanged in Shiraz, Iran in 1983. Their crime was to be Baha'is and to refuse to recant their faith. The presentation is accompanied by music.…

  • Thursday 16 November

    Lesson on Hinduism

    Market St, Droylsden, Manchester M43 7DA
    Year 3 pupils at Moorside Primary Academy are marking the Week by exploring the Hindu Festival of Dussehra and by creating cards inspired by what they learn.…

    Inter Faith Week display

    St Francis C of E primary school Teazel Ave Birmingham B30 1LZ
    St Francis C of E primary school is marking the Week by displaying pieces of artwork by Pamela Pavitt, loaned to them by Westhill Endowment. These are the 'Holy Writ' robe and the 'Peace and Reconciliation' tapestries.…

    Inter Faith Week lesson on Diwali

    Neilson Rd, Liverpool L17 7BA
    To mark Inter Faith Week, pupils at the St Michael in the Hamlet Primary School are learning about Diwali and are making diva lamps and paper lanterns.…

    Inter Faith Week family fun day

    Lysander Ave, Cosford, Shifnal TF11 8UP
    Telford and Wrekin Interfaith Council held a family fun day event in partnership with the RAF Museum Midlands. …

    Lesson on the Golden Rule

    North Rd, Calow, Chesterfield S44 5BD
    Class 5 at the Calow C of E Primary School celebrated the Week by learning about the Golden Rule in different religions. Pupils also created some artwork about the Sikh 5Ks.…

    Faith Tiles

    Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School, Hitchin Rd, Stevenage SG1 4AE
    At the Saint John Henry Newman Catholic School, pupils designed and created faith tiles to mark Inter Faith Week.…

    Trinity Academy Leeds Inter Faith Week Assembly

    Trinity Academy Leeds, Torre Road, Leeds, LS9 7QL
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, Trinity Academy Leeds will be running a whole school assembly on the life and work of Rumi.…

    Craft and Chat

    Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4SX
    St Mary's University Twickenham is holding a Craft and Chat event where students and staff will take part in some crafts such as angel making and henna.…

    University of Wolverhampton Diwali Event

    University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY
    The Multi-faith chaplaincy at the University of Wolverhampton will collaborate with international students to organise a Diwali celebration on campus.…

    Top Church Heritage Tour

    Top Church, High Street Dudley, DY1 1QD . 10.00 – 11.00
    Top Church has stood at the top of Dudley High Street for over 200 years. Did you know there has been a Christian presence there for at least 800 years? Want to find out more? Come join us for a…

    Faith and Belief Awareness Day

    Isaac Newton Building, Brayford Campus, Lincoln, LN6 7TS. 10.00 – 14.00
    The University of Lincoln is pleased to work with the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy to put together a day event to increase the awareness of the different faiths and beliefs in the UK and at the University and to increase the understanding…

    Inter Faith Community Cafe, Exhibition and Football Match

    The St Lawrence Academy, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe DN15 7DF . 16.00 – 17.30
    Interfaith Community Cafe with a variety of stalls from the different faiths in our community, student presentations, fun activities and refreshments suitable for all. Also an interfaith community football match.…

    A Journey in Faith

    Grand Theatre Multicultural Hub Swansea SA1 3QJ. 18.30 – 20.00
    Steve Balsam - a Swansea born singer, songwriter and West End performer - will talk about his spirituality and faith journey with music. …

    Discussion on Dharmic Concepts

    Teaching and Learning Centre, South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE. 18.30 – 20.30
    Join us for a discussion on Dharmic concepts and widen your knowledge of the Hindu faith. All Durham University students are welcome.…

    Film screening

    Stratford East Picturehouse, Salway Road, Stratford, London E15 1BX. 19.00 – 22.00
    For Islamophobia Awareness Month 2023 and Inter Faith Week 2023, Newham Community Cinema in partnership with Newham Council, brings a special screening of Hit the Road, directed by Panah Panahi. …

  • Friday 17 November

    Inter Faith Week Competition

    New Hey Road, Huddersfield HD3 4GL
    Huddersfield New College invites students to submit a creative piece of art which either celebrates your religion, challenges misconceptions or expresses your beliefs. Winners will be have their work displayed in a digital anthology. Deadline is 30 November.…

    St Michael’s on the Wyre School Assembly

    St Michael's on Wyre, Hall Lane, Preston, PR3 0UA
    The whole school will gather during the collective worship period. Each class will share the things they have learnt and the objects they have created with the rest of the school. Ash class will perform their Bollywood dance in front…

    Building Bridges Preston

    Ashton Methodist Church, Wellington Road, Preston PR2 1BU. 18.00 – 20.00
    An open meeting of Building Bridges Preston, followed by a friendship meal.

    Advent Spiral for Peace

    Chacewater Village Hall, Church Hill, Chacewater, Truro TR4 8PZ. 19.00 – 21.30
    Advent is a traditional season when Christians prepare for Christmas. A powerful custom at this time is lighting candles as a symbol of light shining in darkness and of good overcoming evil in the world. We reflect on the past…

    Multifaith storytelling - Luton Inter Faith Week event

    Sacred Heart Church, 148 Ashcroft Rd, Stopsley, Luton LU2 9AY. 19.30 – 21.00
    Join us for a multi-faith storytelling performance of wisdom drawn from many faith traditions presented by the Khayaal Theatre Company. Refreshments included!

  • Saturday 18 November

    BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Inter Faith Week Event

    Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, 2-22 Mill Road, Wellingborough, NN8 1PE
    Children from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir will take part in an Inter Faith Week event to celebrate the five days of Diwali.…

    Spirals of Peace

    Chapter House, Chester Cathedral CH1 2DY. 10.00 – 12.00
    Join us for a gathering of storytelling and creativity based on the theme of peace.
    Individuals from different faith communities will speak of the meaning of peace in their faith.
    Delegates will create spirals using words of peace…

    Danescourt Inter Faith Day

    St John’s Church Hall, Rachel Close, Danescourt, Cardiff CF5 2SH. 12.30 – 19.30
    Community Event with Stalls/Presentation from various faiths / Welsh culture groups. Mini Mosque / Church Experience, Hijab/Henna, Children Activities, Coffee/Tea/Cakes/Snacks and family fun. …

    Inter Faith Week Poetry Session

    Batley Library, 14 Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DA. 14.00 – 16.00
    An annual Inter Faith Poetry session hosted by Batley Poets in partnership with Friends of Batley Library. Come along to perform poetry you've written, read poems you like, or sit back and enjoy the afternoon with a cuppa and meet…

    ‘Chanting from the Faiths’ event

    St. Peter's Methodist Church, St Peter's St, Canterbury CT1 2BE. 14.00 – 16.00
    There will be Baha’i, Gregorian Chant, Muslim call to prayer and children’s singing, Buddhist, Sikh, and Krishna Consciousness contributions, so this would allow about 15 minutes for each.…

    Celebration of Faith and Community

    15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DE. 14.30 – 16.30
    The Mayor of Ipswich, Lynne Mortimer, invites you to a 'Celebration of Faith and Community' as part of Inter Faith Week UK. The gathering will feature short talks, poems, songs and dances from various different faiths.…

  • Sunday 19 November

    Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day

    Bristol, UK. 7 places of worship in the Faith Trail and many others as part of the Diverse Doors Open Day.
    Bristol Multi-Faith Forum (BMFF) is organising this year's Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day on Sunday the 19th of November 2023 from 9 am to 5.30 pm. The event is part of Inter Faith Week 2023. Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day…

    Interfaith service

    Unitarian Chapel, Stockwell Gate, Mansfield, Notts. NG18 1LG. 11.00 – 12.30
    Prayers and readings from major faiths and others, interspersed with music, including Palestinian and Jewish songs. The theme is 'Pursuing Peace and Harmony'.…

    South East Asian Cultural Event and an Exhibition of all faiths

    Zoroastrian Centre, 440 Alexandra Ave, Rayners Lane, Harrow, HA2 9TL. 13.00 – 18.00
    South East Asian Cultural Event with Exhibition of all faiths and Health and Wellbeing, Entertainment and Cultural Programme.
    Food and drink.…

    Inter Faith Week Service

    Guildford United Reformed Church, 83 Portsmouth Road, Guildford GU2 4BS. 14.30 – 18.00
    Annual Multifaith Service with members of the Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Sikh and Bahá'í communities contributing scriptural readings, music, and devotional dance. The event will be followed by shared refreshment.

    The Mayors of Guildford, Waverley &…

  • Monday 20 November

    Shine a light competition

    Myton School, Myton Road, Warwick, CV34 6PJ
    Students will create lanterns with shared religious teachings on them.…

  • Tuesday 21 November

    Diwali Dance Workshop

    Ettington C of E Primary School
    Each class will learn about Diwali and will take part in a dance workshop based on this. This will be led by West End in Schools.

    Inter Faith Week Scroll

    New Hey Road, Huddersfield HD3 4GL
    Huddersfield New College invites students to share a message of unity on their 'Inter Faith Scroll'.…

    Stories and Poems from Different Cultures

    Wesley Hall, Blackburn, BB2 1LQ. 11.30 – 14.00
    Asylum seekers and refugees will share poems or stories from different cultures during our weekly drop-in. …

  • Wednesday 22 November

    Kirtan, Hymns and poetry for peace and wisdom in our time

    Norwood Hall, Norwood Green Road, Southall, UB2 4LA. 17.30 – 19.00
    In these changing and difficult times, the British Sikh Consultative Forum and Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Southall will hold an Interfaith event to pray for guidance, wisdom and for a peaceful future for all our communities.
    As always,…

  • Thursday 30 November

    Haberdashers’ Adams Inter Faith Week Activities

    Haberdashers' Hall, 18 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9HQ
    Haberdashers' grammar school will be running a programme of events for Inter Faith Week.…

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