Latest update from our meeting on the 8th March 2018
The Bexley Interfaith Forum enable people of different faith traditionsacross the Borough to meet, to build friendships, and develop a greaterunderstanding of each–others faith traditions.
It was amazing to see so many faith traditions represented at the mostrecent Bexley Interfaith Forum hosted by Rev Paul Prentice at StPaulinus Church (Church of England) which is more than 1,000 yearsold and one of the oldest and most historic places of worship in BexleyBorough.
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The attendance at St Paulinus from across the faith traditions was thebest yet with representation from Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus, Jews, andvarious Christian denominations including the Roman Catholicchurch.
It was also good to see the Police represented who intend to join us forfuture such gatherings.
The next Bexley Interfaith Forum will be held on Thursday 21st June7.30pm at The Roman Catholic Church – Our Lady of the Angels inErith.
To find out about interfaith engagement in your area contact Rev Trevor Wyatt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07860 306746
The evening saw a superb turnout from many faith traditions across the Borough, with the Forum warmly welcomed by the Sikh community at the Belvedere Gurdwara.
Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple
Following the first meeting, Rev Trevor Wyatt, Vicar of Christ Church Bexleyheath and Chair of Bexley Interfaith Forum said:
“The evening was a very uplifting experience for everyone who attended. We went into the worship space where the Sikh faith tradition was explained to us, and there was then the opportunity for questions and answers. Throughout the evening we were able to talk together and build friendships.
He continued: “Building relationships with people of other faiths is just another way we can help enrich our communities. You may not have a Sikh gurdwara or mosque where you live, but maybe through your work or your child’s school you will meet someone of another faith. Engaging as a Christian in interfaith work is about us loving and meeting our neighbour.”
There are currently 72 people on the mailing list for the Bexley Interfaith Forum from across the various faith traditions in Bexley Borough. A ‘Steering Group’ has now also been formulated, with one representative from each major faith tradition in the Bexley Borough. The “Steering Group” will meet separately to the Forum, to plan future events and activities
The next meeting of the Bexley Interfaith Forum will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 8th March at St Paulinus Crayford; the church is one of the oldest worship centres in the Borough of Bexley and is of historical and other significance.