Inter Faith events celebrate contribution of faith communities

Inter faith week

Together with local community and faith groups, we’ll be celebrating Inter Faith Week 2021 which begins on Remembrance Sunday. There are lots of events or opportunities for you to get involved across Kirklees. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re religious or not.

What is Inter Faith Week?

Inter Faith Week takes place from Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 November. It’s a chance to celebrate the positive contribution different faiths bring to the local community and wider society.

It’s also an opportunity to come together to learn more about religious diversity and gain a greater understanding of different beliefs, cultures and traditions.

Thanks to students at Greenhead College for helping to mark Inter Faith Week.

What’s on in Kirklees?

We have a timetable of events happening throughout the week. If you attend an event and want to give us a shout out on socials, use the hashtag #KirkleesIFW

Inter Faith Week 2021_event guide leaflet_digital 

 

Event Date / Time Venue Details
Remembrance Service

 

Saturday 6 November

10.50am

Market Place, Huddersfield Brief service dedicating the Garden of Remembrance.
Remembrance Service

 

Sunday 14 November

10.30am

Huddersfield Town Hall Remembrance Sunday parade sets off to Huddersfield Parish Church for a Service of Remembrance at 10.50 – 11.40am. The parade will then return to the Town Hall via Market Place, where the Mayor will take the salute and make his address. Following the National Anthem and dismissal, everyone is invited in for refreshments.

 

Remembrance Service

 

Wednesday 10 November

10.30am

Memorial Gardens, Longcauseway, Dewsbury Brief service dedicating the Garden of Remembrance.
Remembrance Service

 

Sunday 14 November 10.20am Dewsbury Town Hall Remembrance Sunday parade sets off from Dewsbury Town Hall to Dewsbury Minster for a Service of Remembrance at 10.30am – 11.30am. The parade will then return to the Memorial Gardens on Longcauseway for a wreath laying service where the Deputy Mayor will make his address. Following the National Anthem and dismissal, everyone is invited into the Town Hall for refreshments.

 

A Village Remembers Sunday 14 November

10.50am

St Saviour’s Church, Dewsbury, WF13 3HL Two-minute silence at 11am, the unveiling of two new memorials, and wreath laying by a local Scout troop.

For more details email Fr. George Spencer at hospitalgeorge@gmail.com

 

Women Together Cook and Eat Session Saturday 13 November

10am – 1.30pm

Ravensthorpe Community Centre Coming together to share traditional family recipes. Sharing the stories behind them and the enjoyment of food with friends.

Invite only event for the Women’s Together Group. For further information on how to join our Women’s Together Group, please email Claire Ewart at cohesion@kirklees.gov.uk

 

Roses for Peace Monday 15 to Saturday 20 November

 

Locations include Batley, Birstall, Dewsbury, Heckmondwike, Mirfield and Huddersfield Sharing a peace and friendship message. Come and join in. For details email

markumpleby@hotmail.com or soni_irf@yahoo.co.uk

 

Schools Online Assembly Throughout the week starting Monday 15 November

 

Online Local faith leaders coming together for an online school assembly for Inter Faith Week 2021. Providing a school assembly that can be used in any setting. For details email

markumpleby@hotmail.com or soni_irf@yahoo.co.uk

 

Interfaith Week Book Display Throughout the week starting Monday 15 November

 

Libraries Interfaith week book displays in various libraries. For details email

jude.lynn@kirklees.gov.uk

What is Your Sacred Place? Throughout the week starting Monday 15 November

 

Online Share a picture of your sacred place where you find calm, peace and serenity; a place of worship, a room in your home or a bench where you sit. Wherever it is we’d like a picture and 20 words of why it’s important to you. Your sacred place will be shared with others on the Cohesion Team’s social media. Send the pic and message to cohesion@kirklees.gov.uk

 

Festival of Peace Tuesday 16 November

1.30pm

St John’s Church, Golcar, Huddersfield Local schools coming together to make presentations on the theme of peace. For info contact Simon Crook at revscrook@gmail.com

 

Faith and Food Event (Sikh Religion) Tuesday 16 November

11am-1pm

Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Prospect Street Springwood, Huddersfield, HD1 2NX

 

For centuries faith has determined to a large extent the foods people eat. During Interfaith Week we would like to raise awareness of different types of foods in the Sikh faith, what are the dietary requirements, learn why they exist, taste some of the

favourite recipes, get to know one another and share a few food thoughts! Open to faith and community groups or schools. For more info contact Jas Sohanpal at jas.s.sohanpal@gmail.com

 

Festival of Peace Wednesday 17 November

1.30pm

St Mark’s Church, Longwood, Huddersfield Local schools coming together to make presentations on the theme of peace. For more info contact Simon Crook at revscrook@gmail.com

 

Exploring Big Questions Wednesday 17 November

9am-12pm

(3 x 50 minute sessions)

An online conference for secondary school students Explore ‘Reconciliation’, ‘Refugees’ and ‘Created Human’ from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each theme will use a process called ‘scriptural reasoning’. This includes looking at a short religious text from each of the three faiths, listening to the perspectives of local faith leaders, asking questions and

discussing the topic. Book one session or all three. Contact Helen Rivers at helen.rivers@kirkleeseduction.uk

 

Faith and Food Event (Muslim Religion) Thursday 18 November

11am-12pm

Zakaria Education Centre, 39 Warren Street, Dewsbury, WF12 9LX

 

For centuries faith has determined to a large extent the foods people eat. During Interfaith Week we would like to raise awareness of different types of foods in the Muslim faith, what are the dietary requirements, learn why they exist, taste some of the favourite recipes, get to know one another and share few food thoughts! Open to faith and community groups or schools. For more info contact Shoyeb Yusuf at soyebm949@gmail.com

 

‘Story Tree’ Primary Schools Diversity Day Friday 19 November

10.30am and 1.30pm

Online. In person at Huddersfield Parish Church An interfaith event for Years 2-5 based around stories from different faith communities on the theme of trees. Pupils will be given the opportunity to meet faith representatives online or in person. For more info contact contact Helen Rivers at helen.rivers@kirkleeseduction.uk

 

Faith and Food Event (Hindu Religion) Saturday 20 November

2pm-3pm

Huddersfield Hindu Mandir, 20 Zetland Street, Huddersfield HD1 2RA

 

For centuries faith has determined to a large extent the foods people eat. During Interfaith Week we would like to raise awareness of different types of foods in the Hindu faith, what are the dietary requirements, learn why they exist, taste some of the favourite recipes, get to know one another and share few food thoughts! Open to faith and community groups or schools. For more info contact Kieran Bali at huddersfieldmandir@googlemail.com