New Interfaith Forum in Bexley

The Bexley Interfaith Forum was recently re-launched to enable people of different faith traditions across the Borough to meet, to build friendships, and develop a greater understanding of each-others faith traditions.  

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. 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.
 
For further information please contact Rev Trevor Wyatt at revtrevorwyatt@btinternet.com or 07860 306746. Visit the Interfaith pages of the Diocesan website to find out about interfaith engagement in your area.

 




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