Activities calendar

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.

  • 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.…

  • 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 of different faiths with approximately 20-25 attending.
    There will a small presentation on Diwali itself, before we have fun and games.
    Producing Rangoli patterns, painting clay diya lights followed by a visit to the temple.
    The children will take away with them knowledge of another faith, and the festival of Diwali. They will also be given a little surprise pack containing Diwali goodies. …

    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.…

  • Sunday 12 November

    Hands of Friendship

    The Dougie Mac Hospice, I Grace Road, Trentham, ST4 8FN.
    During Inter Faith Week we are thinking about those that are important in our lives. We will be decorating hands, with all those who are special to us, writing or drawing in the palm, something that brings us hope.
    We are also learning makaton signs for the song "put a little love in your heart", that singing hands have recorded on you tube. The Dougie Mac Hospice have invited local Schools, Spiritual, Religious and Pastoral communities to join in with us.
    We will be creating a Hands of Friendship display in the Children's building at the Dougie Mac Hospice.
    The Young adult Unit have a programme of events for the week that includes makaton, tasting different foods, planting bulbs, quizzes, music and personal reflections.…

    School Inter Faith Week

    St Paulinus Catholic Primary School, Temple Road, Dewsbury, WF13 3QE
    Inter Faith Week will be celebrated by the whole school this year. Year 6 will have an opportuntiy to learn from the Muslim students in their class who will share their knowlege of Muslim prayers. Year 3 will be given a presentation on Hinduism. Early Years will have the chance to learn how to make samosas. …

    Worsbrough Common Primary School Inter Faith Week Competition

    Bruce Avenue, Barnsley, S70 4EB
    Worsbrough Common Primary School will be celebrating Inter Faith Week by running a poster competition. Groups of students will design and create a poster showing similarities and differences between different faiths.…

    Bradford Grammar School Inter Faith Week Event

    Bradford Grammar School, Keighley Road, Bradford, BD9 4JP
    Pupils at Bradford Grammar School will be celebrating Inter Faith Week by collaborating on a project about faith and the environment.…

    St Mary’s School Inter Faith Week Activity

    St. Mary's Church, Vivian Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 0DN
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, pupils at St Mary's School will be colouring Rangoli patterns and learning about the religious significance of Rangoli patterns.…

    St John’s Primary School Inter Faith Week Event

    St. Johns C Of E Primary School, Heath Road, Sandbach, CW11 2LE
    St John's Primary School students will be celebrating Inter Faith Week by reflecting on how people of different beliefs can work together towards a shared goal.…

    St Michael in the Hamlet Primary School Inter Faith Week Event

    St. Michael In The Hamlet Community Primary School, Neilson Road, Liverpool L17 7BA
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, St Michael's will be asking pupils to create miniature places of worship.…

    St John Fisher Inter Faith Week Learning

    St John Fisher RC Primary School, Stanycliffe Lane, Middleton, Manchester, M24 2PB
    To mark Inter Faith Week, students at St John Fisher will look at the concept of marriage in Islam and Catholicism. Pupils will learn about the different rituals for marriage in different faiths and will also learn about Ramadan.…

    St Edward’s RC Primary School Inter Faith Week Activities

    St. Edward's Roman Catholic Primary School, Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 0AA
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, Year 3 will be learning about the origins of Buddhism and comparing the Christian and Buddhist belief systems.…

    Dame Bradbury’s Junior School Inter Faith Week Competition

    Dame Bradbury's School, Ashdon Road, Saffron Walden, CB10 2AL
    To mark Inter Faith Week, students at Dame Bradbury's junior school will be encouraged to participate in a Inter Faith Week art competition.…

    Trinity Academy Leeds Inter Faith Week Lesson Starters

    Trinity Academy Leeds, Torre Road, Leeds, LS9 7QL
    During Inter Faith Week, Trinity Academy Leeds will be incorporating questions about different faiths and beliefs into the start of every single lesson!…

    Hulme Grammar School Lamp Project

    Oldham Hulme Grammar School, Chamber Road, Oldham OL8 4BX
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, Hulme Grammar School will be organising a lamp project. Students will create their own lamps and reflect on Rumi's famous quote, 'the lamps may be different but the light is one'.…

    Harris C of E Academy Inter Faith Week Activities

    Harris Church Of England Academy, 25 Saunton Road, Rugby, CV22 6EA
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, pupils at Harris C of E Academy transformed the drama studio into a creative space to explore religions and religious practice.…

    Hafod Primary School Inter Faith Week Activity

    Hafod Primary School, 2 Odo St, Swansea, SA1 2LT. 0.00 – Sunday 19 November 0.00
    Hafod Primary School will be celebrating Inter Faith Week by learning about hijabs and designing some beautfiul hijabs.…

    St Mary’s School Inter Faith Week Class

    St. Mary's R C Primary School, Vivian Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 0DN
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, Year 3 will be learning all about Judaism in their classes. They will explore Jewish rituals, symbols, customs and celebrations.…

    Skidby C of E Primary School Poetry Competition

    Skidby Church of England Primary School, Main Street, Skidby, HU16 5TX. 0.00 – Sunday 19 November 0.00
    Skidby C of E Primary School will be celebrating Inter Faith Week by running an inter faith poetry competition. …

    St Anne’s RC Primary Inter Faith Week Reading

    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Meadowside, Doxford Park, SR2 7QN
    Year 5 pupils will be thinking about the value of tolerance and diversity in their guided reading sessions.…

    Moorside Primary Academy Inter Faith Week Learning

    Moorside Primary Academy, Market Street, Droylsden, M43 7DA
    As part of Inter Faith Week, Year 6 will be learning about Rosh Hashana.…

    Minerva Academy Inter Faith Week Reflections

    Minerva Primary Academy, The Greenway, Bristol, BS16 4HA. 0.00 – Sunday 19 November 0.00
    Throughout Inter Faith Week, students in different year groups at Minerva Academy will be carrying out discussions about different faith and belief systems and reflecting on how we can learn from people of other faiths. Pupils will also explore what 'peace' means to different people.…

    St Helen’s Infant School Inter Faith Week Learning

    St. Helens Catholic Infants School, Queens Road, Brentwood, CM14 4EY
    For Inter Faith Week, Year 1 will be learning about Judaism. Pupils will re-enact the story of Moses leading the Jewish people out of Egypt.…

  • Monday 13 November

    Mitzvah Day making cards for local nursing homes

    St Marys CE School, Chanters Road, Bideford, EX39 2QN
    Children will design and make cards for residents at local nursing homes.…

    Inter faith Scavenger Hunt and Inter Faith Panel

    The Bemrose School, Derby, DE22 3HU
    Scavenger hunt around school all week.
    Inter faith panel on 14 November. …

    Inter Faith Week in school

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

    Inter Faith Week in Warrender Primary School

    Hillingdon Borough
    The students of Warrender Primary School will be engaged for a week in different activities relating to Inter Faith Week.

    We hopefully will be welcoming religious leaders from our local community to raise awareness about their religions. We are also planning an Art Exhibition where students will showcase their artwork that celebrates Inter Faith Week. We plan to engage in discussions about the significance of prayer in various faiths and hope to create a "Prayer Tree" decorated with the prayers, hopes, and wishes of our school community.…

    Drop-in activities for 4+ year olds and their carer(s)

    Kirklees Library
    Drop-in activities for children and their carer(s) to celebrate. Whilst you’re in the library take a look at Dewey number 200-299 and borrow a book. …

    Inter Faith Week at Christ Church Primary School

    Christ Church CE Primary School, Claremont Road, Birmingham, B11 1LF
    Inter Faith week is a chance for all at Christ Church Primary School to learn and celebrate the many faiths that make up our school, community and world. Children will learn about and visit many different places and worship. The week begins with a visit to our church and an amazing assembly by Revd Toby Crowe. The week will end with a chance to share learning and best bits with a local primary school. We are really looking forward to this!…

    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 7. Year 9 will be doing some Indian dancing in PE. Y10 will be doing a Jewish foods tasting.…

    Cuisines and Conversations

    Moorpark High School and Sixth Form, Preston, Lancashire PR1 6DT . 13.00 – 14.00
    Some KS3 pupils will take part in food tasting from different faiths and religions. They will also take this opportunity to have conversations with each other about their personal faiths and beliefs. …

    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.…

  • Tuesday 14 November

    Online RE Day

    Various schools. South Gloucestershire local authority.
    An online RE day for schools. Pupils will play the 'beyond belief' and 'would you rather' game before watching video interviews with representatives of different local faith communities. The representatives will talk about their faith perspective and how it makes them feel about environmental issues. Pupils will then explore similarities and differences between different religious perspectives further in class and contribute to a whole school Inter Faith Week craft project.…

    Cathedral Primary School Inter Faith Week Talks

    Cathedral Primary School, 2 Anchor Road Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TS
    Cathedral Primary School will be marking Inter Faith Week by inviting parents into Year 6 to talk about their faith and beliefs and to answer questions from pupils.…

    Trinity Academy Leeds Inter Faith Week Activities

    Trinity Academy Leeds, Torre Road, Leeds, LS9 7QL
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, Trinity will be running an number of exciting activities including: Inter Faith Week bingo and discussions about peace.…

    Holy Trinity R C Primary School

    Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Primary School, Brierfield, Halifax Road, Nelson, BB9 5BL
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, the Year 6 school chaplains will be visiting every class in the school to talk about faith and belief. For year 4 they spoke about the Jewish faiths and mezuzas.…

    Whickham Parochial School Inter Faith Week Event

    Whickham Parochial Church Of England Primary School, Broadway, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE16 5QW
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, Whickham Parochial School will be teaching pupils about the Jewish festival of Hannukah and the importance of light within the Jewish faith.…

    Ty Isaf Infants Inter Faith Week Assembly

    Ty Isaf Infants School, Mill Street, Risca, Newport, NP11 6EF. 9.00 – 10.00
    Ty Isaf Infants schoolare organising an Inter Faith Week assembly focusing on the festival of Diwali and the way it is celebrated here in the UK. …

  • Wednesday 15 November

    An Inter Faith Week celebration: Putting the spotlight on inter faith activism - a webinar for schools

    The Faith & Belief Forum has worked for over 20 years to build good relations between people of all faiths and beliefs, and to create a society where difference is celebrated. We are offering secondary schools across the UK an exciting webinar designed especially for Inter Faith Week, using our unique methodology. The Webinar will allow pupils to hear from a diverse group of speakers who will present, reflect on and discuss their own personal experiences of interfaith activism and social action, as well as how their own faith and belief has influenced them on this path. There will also be opportunity to ask questions. This session will empower young people to:

    Celebrate Inter Faith Week and understand the importance of collective community action, building bridges and paths to understanding
    Understand the intersectionality of identity through the use of personal stories
    See effective interfaith dialogue modelled
    Reflect on their own experiences in relation to this topic
    Challenge assumptions and stereotypes
    Increase their religious literacy, empathy and skills for dialogue…

    Focus on Faith

    Guardian Angels, Leigh Lane, Bury, BL8 2RH
    Focus on Faith is an event being run to tackle misconceptions and prejudices around faiths in Bury. As many schools as possible are encouraged to take part.…

    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 an item of clothing that links to what they belong to, this could be religious wear, uniforms or kits. …

    St Barnabas C of E Primary School

    St. Barnabas Primary School, Knowlesly Road, Darwen, BB3 2JA
    St Barnabas Primary School will be marking Inter Faith Week by learning about Shabbat in classes.…

    St Edward’s RC Primary School

    St. Edward's Roman Catholic Primary School, Blackburn Road, Darwen, BB3 0AA. 8.30 – 9.30
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week we will be learning the story of Abraham during Collective Worship time.…

    Mayflower Primary School Assembly

    Mayflower Primary School, 20 Upper North Street, Poplar, E14 6DU. 8.30 – 9.30
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, Mayflower Primary school will be holding a special Inter Faith Week assembly to talk about different faith and belief systems.…

    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 intricacy, elegance and charm. One of the oldest forms of theatrical dance in the world, it involves the use of storytelling Mudras hand gestures.…

    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 creative way. The artwork will be displayed and judged on 15 November.…

  • Thursday 16 November

    St Thomas More Comprehensive Inter Faith Week Panel

    St Thomas More Comprehensive, Footscray Road, Eltham, London, SE9 2SU
    Students at St Thomas More will attend a panel of seven different faiths, with the chance to ask questions. This will give students the chance to add to their knowledge and understanding of other faiths during Inter Faith Week.…

    LSE School Assembly

    We will be organising an Inter Faith Week assembly at a local primary school. Join us and share something of your faith for Inter Faith Week.…

    Inter Faith Week School Visit

    Langley Park Primary Academy, Edmett Lane, Maidstone, ME17 3FX. 13.00 – 15.30
    A multi-faith presentation to Year 4 children to teach students about different faiths, with an emphasis on holy days and celebrations.…

  • Friday 17 November

    Whole school assembly

    St. Alban's R C Primary School Trinity Street Blackburn BB1 5BN
    As a Catholic school with pupils of many faiths, we like to highlight other faiths and provide time for the discussion of other faith traditions. Our faith group leader will be hosting an assembly on the Islamic story of Nasruddin (The First Banquet). A local mosque leader will also be speaking at the assembly. …

    Hadleigh High School Inter Faith Celebration

    Hadleigh High School IP7 5HU
    We will be holding a number of activities inculding:

    Inter Faith Week assembly
    Tutor time activities for KS3 and KS4
    Lunchtime Q+A session with local faith leaders…

    St Andrew’s School Assembly

    St. Andrew's C.E. Primary School, Broom Avenue, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 2UH
    An Imam from the Madina Mosque will be coming to talk to pupils at St Andrew's school about the Muslim religion.…

    Fordbridge Primary School Inter Faith Week Activity

    Fordbridge Community Primary School, Crabtree Drive, Birmingham, B37 5BU
    To celebrate Inter Faith Week, Year 1 will be making Rangoli patterns in class and learning about their significance in Diwali celebrations.…

    St Joseph and St Bede Inter Faith Week Closer

    St. Joseph & St. Bede R C Primary School, Danesmoor Drive, Bury, BL9 6ER
    To mark the end of Inter Faith Week, St Joseph Primary school will run a special session to reflect on the values that unite religions and the way in which pupils can take the things they have learned from Inter Faith Week forward into the year.…

    Grange Park Junior School Traditional Dress Day

    Grange Park Junior School, Lansbury Drive, Hillingdon, UB4 8SF
    Grange Park Junior School will mark Inter Faith Week by holding a 'dress up day'. Pupils and staff will be encouraged to come to school wearing clothes that are of cultural or religious significance to them and to share their faith and beliefs.…

    St Anne’s RC Primary School Assembly

    St. Mary's Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Meadowside, Doxford Park, SR2 7QN. 9.00 – 10.00
    As part of Inter Faith Week, Major David from the Salvation Army will hold on assembly for Year 3.…

    St Mary’s School Inter Faith Week Event

    St. Mary's R C Primary School, Vivian Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 0DN. 13.00 – 15.00
    St Mary's school are hosting a range of events for Inter Faith Week. Year 5 will hear from Muslim pupils about the way they practice their faith, and life as a Muslim.…

  • Saturday 18 November

    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 or quotations from their faith in an appropriate language to take home or to give to the public.
    There will be an opportunity to engage with each other as the spirals are created.…

    Stories from our Faiths

    York Central Library Library Square, York YO1 7DS
    An event at the York Central Library / York Explore where short stories from different faiths will be read to children throughout the day. There will also be activities to do. Different stories every 30 mins. Refreshments available in the café.…

    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. …

  • 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

    Multifaith Visits for Schools

    Kirklees Wide
    Come and experience two or three faith visits in one day! These visits offer KS2 and KS3 pupils a chance to learn from Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh faith communities and involve a short walk between places of worship.…

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