Activities calendar

Inter Faith Week 2019 activity information is being added on a rolling basis. Please check back regularly!

  • Monday 21 October

    Inter Faith Devotions

    St Mary Barnes, Church Road, Barnes SW14 1AP. 19.30 – 20.30
    Representatives from different faith groups in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames will be sharing their favourite scriptures on the themes of Faith and Hope…

  • Tuesday 29 October

    Inter Faith Bulb Planting Ceremony at Middlesex University

    Middlesex University, The Burroughs, Hendon, London, NW4 4BT. 11.00 – 12.30
    Some days ahead of Inter Faith Week, Middlesex University will be holding an Inter Faith Bulb Planting ceremony.
    The ceremony celebrates the establishment and growth of inter faith relationships in Barnet, and the commitment to a peaceful and inclusive…

  • Thursday 7 November

    Younghusband Lecture 2019: Where religion and globalisation meet: issues of change, belonging and aspiration

    Lumen Rooms, Lumen URC, 88 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9RS. 18.30 – 20.30
    To mark Inter Faith Week 2019, World Congress of Faith presents "Younghusband Lecture 2019: Where religion and globalisation meet: issues of change, belonging and aspiration".
    Guest Speaker will be Dr Annewieke Vroom, Lecturer in Comparative Religion and Philosophy…

  • Friday 8 November

    Introducing Inter Faith Week

    Cheam Common Junior Academy, Kingsmead Ave, Worcester Park KT4 8UT
    A whole-school assembly discussing different religions (6 RE days throughout the year - reflect on these and any other additional religions around the world)
    A whole-school homework project
    In-class activities - using of pupil voice: pupils talking about…

  • Saturday 9 November

    Acton Muslim History Treasure Hunt

    Acton Mosque, 2-5 Oldham Terrace, Acton, London W3 6LS. 10.30 – 14.00
    A treasure hunt around Acton Muslim History sites followed by a tour and lunch at Acton Mosque. Invitations exclusively to members of the Outreach Ealing contacts

    Teams of up to 6 (people of various faiths accompanied by…

  • Sunday 10 November

    Launch of Anne Frank Exhibition at Halifax Minster

    Halifax Minster HX1 1LP. 10.00 – Friday 22 November 16.00
    Public exhibition to be launched by Rabbi Reuben Silverman in Halifax Minster at the Civic Remembrance Day Service on Remembrance Sunday beginning at 10.45am at the Cenotaph and then in the Minster at 11.15am. The exhibition will be open every…

    Tread Softly

    Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL. 14.00 – 16.00
    The event will consist of various presentations on stage from different faith communities, using such things as music, song, drama, spoken word and poetry. The space will be arranged with round tables and chairs to encourage friendship between people of…

    Multi—Faith Remembrance Day Service

    Harmony House , Ross Walk , Leicester, LE4 5HH. 18.00 – 20.00
    The Sikh Welfare and Cultural Society Leicester UK is organising this Multi-Faith Remembrance Day Service in Spiritual Harmony House , Ross Walk off Belgrave Road Leicester LE4 5HH on Sunday, 10th November at 6.00pm at the start of Inter Faith…

    Inter Faith Week Service and Kosher Meal

    St Hugh's College, St Margaret's Rd, Oxford OX2 6LE. 18.15 – 20.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week, the Sunday service at the Chapel Michaelmas, St Hugh's College (Oxford) will be held by Rabbi Michael Rosenfeld-Schueler, and it will take the form of an Inter Faith Service, followed by a Kosher Meal. …

  • Monday 11 November

    Spirituality Professional Open Day

    Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Lark Rise, Loughborough, LE11 2HS. 10.30 – 14.30
    An event for professionals working in community support and palliative care within the East Midlands to engage with faith leaders and health professionals while enhancing your knowledge and understanding of palliative spiritual care.

    During the day, there…

    Cicely Haughton Faith Weeks

    Cicely Haughton School, Westwood Manor, Mill Lane, Wetley Rocks, Stoke-on-Trent ST9 0BX
    Cicely Haughton School has five faith weeks a year, of which two are multi-faith weeks.…

    Opportunity to participate in or observe Christian Prayers

    Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre (BHOC), Level 4 (Main Entrance) Sanctuary, Horfield Road, Avon, Bristol, BS2 8ED. 12.00 – 12.30
    An opportunity to participate in or observe Christian Prayers.…

    Where do we go from here? Queerness and Faith

    Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH. 18.30 – 20.30
    What does it mean to be queer and religious? What happens when faith, sexuality, and gender identity meet?

    This panel discussion brings together artists from a range of religious backgrounds and practices to talk about what…

    Bradford Interfaith Prayer for Peace

    Khidmat Centre, Spencer Road, Bradford, BD7 2EU. 19.00 – 20.30
    People from different faiths meet on 11th of each month to pray for peace in the world.
    We use readings from the scriptures of different faiths and from modern "saints".
    Our prayers are followed by a shared vegetarian…

    Inter Faith Devotions

    St Mary’s Barnes Church Rd, Barnes, London SW13 9HL. 19.30 – 20.30
    Devotional event for all faiths, with shared texts on the themes of Faith and Hope…

  • Tuesday 12 November

    Opportunity to participate in or observe Sikh Prayers (Ardas)

    South Bristol Community Hospital Sanctuary, Hengrove Promenade, Bristol, BS14 0DE. 11.00 – 12.00
    An opportunity to participate in or observe Sikh Prayers (Ardas). The prayers will be followed by snacks and an opportunity to ask questions about the Sikh faith. …

    Blackpool Faith forum - Inter Faith quiz celebration !

    The Solaris Centre New South Promenade, Blackpool FY4 1RW. 17.00 – 18.30
    Blackpool's Faith Forum are holding a inter faith quiz and fellowship event, during Inter Faith Week.
    Teams will compete for prizes and the accolade of Blackpool Interfaith Masterminds 2019 . The quiz will have various rounds testing competitors knowledge…

    Celebrating Multi-Faith Britain

    Methodist Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH. 18.00 – 21.00
    You are warmly invited to share in an entertaining and informative evening to mark Inter Faith Week 2019.

    On Tuesday 12th November from 6pm - 9pm, Methodist Central Hall Westminster will host several guests from other faiths…

    Youth Debate - “Does social media change your relationship with your faith and beliefs?”

    Platform Youth Hub, Hornsey Road Baths, 2 Tiltman Place, London N7 7EE. 18.00 – 20.00
    A panel of young people will debate "Does Social Media change your relationship with your faith and beliefs?" and then questions from the audience will be invited. There will be free food and drinks.…

    LGBTQ+ Inter Faith

    The Faith & Belief Forum, Star House, 104 Grafton Road, London, NW5 4BA. 18.30 – 21.00
    In celebration of national Inter Faith Week 2019, we invite LGBTQ+ people and allies of different faiths, religions, and non-religious beliefs, to a relaxed evening of reflection, celebration and sharing a meal together.

    The event will be…

    A talk and discussion on secularism - is it a necessity in a multifaith society?

    Leicester Secular Hall, 75 Humberstone Gate, Leicester LE1 1WB. 19.00 – 21.00
    A talk on secularism followed by discussion.
    The three element of secularism are:
    1. Separation of religious institutions from the state.
    2. Freedom of thought and religion.
    3. No state discrimination on the grounds of…

    From India to Woking - The role of Indian Army in WW1

    St Andrews Church, Church Gate House, Downside Bridge Rd, Cobham, KT11 3EJ. 19.00 – 21.30
    To mark Inter Faith Week, Elmbridge Multi Faith Forum are hosting 'From India to Woking - The role of the Indian Army in WW1'. The event will explore the Commonwealth contribution, the Indian Army and the Muslim contribution to WW1,…

  • Wednesday 13 November

    Talks on inter faith by Mr Hassan Burrows, Rev Rob Crompton and Father Hugh Pollock

    The Quaker Friends Meeting House, Stramongate, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 4BH . 10.30 – 13.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week 2019, South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) is holding a series of talks by Mr Hassan Burrows, Rev Rob Crompton and Father Hugh Pollock. The event is free, and will take place at The…

    Inter Faith Week at Brunel University London

    Brunel University London, Kingston Lane, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH. 13.00 – 14.30
    We will be holding scripture and poetry readings from different faiths. Each reading will be approx. 3 - 4 minutes long.
    We welcome all students and staff within the Brunel Community.…

    Common Humanity

    Northumbria University, Northumbria University,Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8ST. 13.30 – 20.30
    Newcastle Council of Faiths, Northumbria University and Initiatives of Change would like to invite you to participate in a conference on Common Humanity during national Inter Faith Week. Chaplains of Northumbria and Newcastle Universities and local faith leaders will be…

    Afternoon Tea

    Whitton Community Social Club Ltd Percy Rd Twickenham TW2 6DW. 14.30 – 16.00
    An afternoon of sharing between the faiths, hosted by Multicultural Richmond, with tea and cake…

    Celebrating Faith, Diversity and Harmony

    Barking Town Hall, Town Hall Square, 1 Clockhouse Ave, Barking IG11 7LU. 17.00 – 19.00
    The Barking and Dagenham Faith Forum will be hosting an event in the Town Hall on the theme of Faith, Diversity and Harmony. It will feature speakers from faith leaders of the local Christian, Muslim, Jain and Sikh Communities on…

    Inter Faith Week Event: Peace Conference

    Braithwaite Hall, Katharine Street, Croydon, CR0 1NX. 19.00 – 21.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week 2019, Faiths together in Croydon is organizing a Peace Conference.
    Come along and celebrate peace and unity. …

    Recreating Paradise? Responding to the Climate Crisis.

    Room TC007, Park Campus, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham GL50 2RH. 19.00 – 21.30
    Discussion of the way that the teachings of different faiths can approach, and contribute to, efforts to mitigate the climate crisis.

    Recent media extracts will be used to spark discussion and ideas and to promote hope and…

    Speed Faithing

    Moseley Exchange, Courtyard behind Post Office, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8JP.. 19.30 – 21.30
    Speed faithing is a fun way to meet people of different faith and belief backgrounds. Do come and join us to meet new friends and neighbours and to celebrate the wonderful diversity of faiths and beliefs in Moseley and South…

  • Thursday 14 November

    Discover Walthamstow Wetlands

    Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, London, N17 9NH. 11.00 – 12.30
    Come and join a free guided walk at Walthamstow Wetlands led by London Wildlife Trust team. Learn about the history of the Wetlands and the wildlife on site. Walks last around 90 minutes.

    Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, Diverse Open Doors

    Khalsa Ave, Gravesend, DA12 1AG. 11.45 – 13.30
    The Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara is opening it's doors to the community as part of Inter Faith Week and Diverse Open Doors, come and learn more about the Sikh tradition in Kent.…

    Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum: Together Against Faith Hate

    St Margaret's House, 21 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, E2 9PL. 17.30 – 20.30
    Together Against Faith Hate

    Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum are holding a free event to tackle faith hate crime during Inter Faith Week 2019. The event will focus on raising awareness and features guest speakers, stalls hosted…

    Inter Faith Week celebration: The Essex Faith Covenant Two Years On

    Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ. 19.00 – 21.30
    The event will include talks from Stephen Timms MP, Chair of the All Parliamentary Committee on Faith and Society, and Jeremy Simmons, Policy and Programme Officer at Faith Action on the work of Inter Faith covenants.
    Come along…

    The Cry of the Earth – Inter Faith Reception

    Reading Quaker Meeting House, 2 Church Street, RG1 2SB. 19.00 – 21.00
    On Thursday the 14th of November 2019, we would like to welcome you at the Inter Faith Week Reception in Reading. This is an annual event where we celebrate the good relationships between people of all faiths in our town.

    Woking Debates: Film Screening

    Quaker Meeting House, Park Road, Woking, GU22 7DB. 19.00 – 22.00
    The Woking Debates committee have decided to put on three film showings on peace and social issues. The last of the films for this year will be screened on 14th November: ‘A Bold Peace', the award winning feature documentary about…

    Community Production

    St Denys Church LE56FA. 19.00 – Saturday 16 November 21.00
    A community production of C.S.Lewis' classic 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' to mark the 800th anniversary of St Denys Church. The cast includes around 40 people aged from 7 to 92, of at least four different faiths and…

  • Friday 15 November

    Real People, Honest Talk - Leicester

    St Philip’s Church, Leicester, LE2 1HN. 10.30 – 13.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week, Near Neighbours is organizing a 'Real People, Honest Talk' session in Leicester.
    The session aims to:
    - bring people together within local communities
    - facilitate honest conversations about issues of…

    Inter Faith Quiz

    Camel College, Prescot Road, St Helens , WA10 3AG
    Our student council will be hosting a quiz in the college refectory for students during lunch time, with themed quiz questions. The picture round will include celebrities and guessing their religion; general knowledge- stats and facts about faiths, religion and…

    Annual Inter Faith Service

    Christchurch, King Street, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2HL
    A service of readings and music by people of many faiths. Starts at 14.30…

    Inter Faith: a Celebration of Music Evening

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, 10 Wynols Road, Broadwell, Coleford, GL16 7RS . 19.30 – 21.00
    An evening to celebrate the music of different faiths in the Forest of Dean. We will have choirs and musicians including an inter faith choir that has been organised especially for the evening.…

  • Saturday 16 November

    Learning About and Challenged by “Other than Christians”: One Christian’s Story

    Broadway Baptist Church, 166 Broadway, Derby, DE22 1BP. 8.00 – 10.00
    Over a traditional English breakfast (for important dietary information related to this see further below), Dr. Paul Weller - who for many years was Professor of Inter-Religious Relations at the University of Derby, is a member of Broadway Baptist Church,…

    Diverse Open Doors

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5 Pelham Road, Gravesend, Kent DA11 0HN. 10.00 – 12.00
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gravesend is opening its doors prior to the interfaith walk, for those who wish to learn more about us whether they are participating in the walk or not.

    Inter Faith Shabbat morning service

    Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community, 434 Uxbridge Road, London HA5 4RG. 10.30 – 12.30
    Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community welcomes all our neighbours from different faith communities and voluntary groups to join us for our Shabbat morning service. Our guest speaker is the Revd Rod Green, from St Peter's Church in West…

    Inter Faith Spiritual Day

    Green Lane Methodist Church, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8QJ. 10.30 – 16.30
    Come and join us for a day of spiritual contemplation, conversation, song and dance, organised by Herefordshire Interfaith Group at Green Lane Methodist Church, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 8QJ

    Together we will share spiritual community and seek to…

    Birmingham Inter Faith Music Festival

    Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square B3 3DH. 11.00 – 16.00
    Celebrate Inter Faith Week with music, dance and art!

    Following the "Finding Faith" mini festival in March 2018, our partners Faiths In Tune will hold the first Birmingham Interfaith Music Festival at the museum, for Inter…

    “Ask a Muslim”

    Reception/Coffee area, the Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT. 11.00 – 13.00
    Members of the Inclusive Mosque group will be hosting an informal session during which they will speak, answer questions and share in informal conversation about Islam. You are invited to come along and ask any questions you may have.…

    Ealing Inter Faith event

    Christ the Saviour Church, New Broadway, Ealing, London, W5 2XA. 12.00 – 15.00
    All the faith groups of Ealing Citizens have joined together to organise a large inter faith gathering on Saturday (16th) 11am-3pm at Christ the Saviour church in Ealing.
    There will a Steel band (UFO), stalls, food and speakers from…

    Celebrating Faith

    Durham University Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH. 13.00 – 15.00
    Chat to members of the local Muslim community and decorate an Islamic-style tile. Find out about the different religions of the world with our new gallery trail.…

    A Stroll Through Nature: Walthamstow Wetlands

    walthamstow wetlands, 2 Forest Road, London, N17 9NH. 13.00 – 15.00
    Celebrate Inter Faith Week with a stroll through nature. Come and enjoy a guided tour around Walthamstow Wetlands where you will learn about the wildlife that lives here and how the site has changed through the ages.…

    Batley Poets Event (Batley)

    Batley Library, 14 Market Pl, Batley, WF17 5DA. 14.00 – 16.00
    Poetry event for local poets, people who enjoy poetry or anyone who wants to come along to come and enjoy an afternoon of poetry and good company. All welcome to read on any topic and in any language.…

  • Sunday 17 November

    Mitzvah Day / Inter Faith Week Practical Conservation at Walthamstow Wetlands

    Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, London, N17 9NH. 10.00 – 15.00
    Join the London Wildlife Trust team and celebrate Inter Faith Week and Mitzvah Day, an annual day of faith-based social action, with practical conservation tasks at Walthamstow Wetlands.

    Roll up your sleeves, its time to get your…

    Light For Leeds 2019

    Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre, Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds, LS5 3EH. 12.00 – 16.00
    A gathering of different faiths and beliefs , celebrating what we all have in common. Includes food, music , meditation and prayer, and more. All welcome. Last entry is 3.30pm and the day culminates in a walk to the Chapter…

    Vision of Hope: Enfield’s Inter Faith Event 2019

    Enfield Civic Centre, Silver Street, London EN1 3XA. 13.00 – 17.00
    Enfield proudly present their ‘Vision of Hope’ on Sunday 17th November 2019
    1pm – 5pm at Enfield Civic Centre, Silver Street, EN1 3XA

    To celebrate Inter Faith Week 2019, Enfield will be holding an event with…

    Buddhist Group of Kendal - Open Meeting

    Castle Street Community Centre, Castle Street, Kendal, LA9 7AD. 14.00 – 16.30
    As part of Inter Faith Week 2019, the Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) organizes an open meeting. People from all faiths and none are welcome to attend. The meeting will include:
    - Tranquillity and Insight Meditation
    - Mindfulness

    “Death Cafe”

    Quaker Meeting House, Queens Road, Leicester, LE2 1WP. 14.00 – 16.00
    A friendly, relaxed environment to talk in a small group about a subject which is often difficult or taboo in today’s society.…

    Inter Faith Service to mark Inter Faith Week

    St Nicholas Church, Bury St, Guildford, GU2 4AW. 15.00 – 17.00
    To mark Inter Faith Week, Guildford and Godalming Interfaith Forum have organised an Inter Faith Service at St Nicholas Church, Guildford.
    People of all faiths and none are welcome to attend. …

  • Monday 18 November

    Islam Awareness Course

    London Muslim Centre, 46 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JQ
    A FREE accredited course for those wishing to increase their knowledge on Islam and Muslims. Muslims are part of the British mosaic, and wear visible signs of their faith, which often leads to the perpetuation of myths and stereotypes.

  • Wednesday 20 November

    Understanding Islam: Muslim views of Christianity

    Richmond Library Annexe Quadrant Road, Richmond TW9 1DH
    To mark Inter Faith Week, FaithFull Friends in collaboration with the South London Inter Faith Group are organizing the event "Understanding Islam: Muslim views of Christainity", a study day led by Dr Chris Hewer.…

    Medical aid to Palestine

    Hinsley room, Morpeth Terrace, London, SW1 1AA. 16.00 – 17.15
    Raya Tibawi talks about her walk in aid of the charity. This is part of our series on Israel/Palestine and how we can help…

  • Saturday 23 November

    Guide in a Hide at Walthamstow Wetlands

    Walthamstow Wetlands, 2 Forest Road, London, N17 9NH. 10.00 – 12.00
    Walthamstow Wetlands offers a haven for wildfowl, especially during the winter months. If you want to find out more about the Wetlands, the birds that migrate here and the ones that live here pop down to our Guide in a…

  • Tuesday 26 November

    Feast of Faiths

    John Storer House, Wards End, Loughborough, LE11 3HA. 18.00 – 20.30
    Learning about the different faiths in our town takes place through a fun activity and this is followed by a sit down meal (savory and sweet, hot and cold food - no need to eat before you come!). It is…

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