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2022 AGM

The Swindon Interfaith AGM will take place on Wednesday March 23rd at 7.30pm.
The session will be held online for all who would like to attend; please let us know in writing if you wish to formally represent your faith group on our committee.
Please see details of the online event below.
Topic: Swindon Interfaith AGM
Time: Mar 23, 2022 07:30 PM LondonJoin Zoom Meeting

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2021 Event Summary

Monday 22nd February – A Talk on Buddhism – Jo Backus gave a talk on Buddhism. A link to notes on this presentation is available here.

Wednesday 7th April – AGM & Paganism 101 – join us for our Annual General Meeting, which will be followed by a talk on Pagan Traditions in Swindon and Wiltshire. A copy of the Paganism 101 presentation is available here. The minutes from the AGM can be viewed here.

Wednesday 14th July 2021 – Avebury Visit

We visited the Avebury Stone Circle and Church with views from Christian and Pagan traditions on the importance of Interfaith.

Wednesday 18th August 2021 – Pizza and Poetry

We explored the beautiful community gardens at TWIGS (Therapeutic Work in Gardens Swindon). Members were encouraged to bring a poem or spiritually inspired reading to share.

Interfaith Week 14th-21st November

Sunday 14th – An Evening at the Sikh Gurdwara – 6pm

We joined the Sikh community in Prayers, Hymns and SUKHASSAN (putting Guru Granth Sahib to Bed). A copy of the slides can be found here, a video with some highlights of the evening is available here. You can also watch a short introductory video about Sikh beliefs here.

Monday 15th – Devotional Film Night

The Swindon Baha’i community hosted an Interfaith Devotional and Film Night on the theme of Prayer, featuring short films and prayers. A video recording of this virtual event can be found here.

Tuesday 16th – Called To Be Light

We joined the Christian Community for a 30-minute vigil on zoom.  Passing the Flame – a shared light shining strong for 30 years. This was a Virtual Event, Hosted by the Christian Community. We have published a copy a summary of our 30 year history on our website.

Wednesday 17th – Meet The Latter-Day Saints – 7.30pm

We joined the Latter-Day Saints for an informative evening, where they will be sharing more about their Faith, with a tour of the Church. There was also be a youth Activity for 11-17s. Followed by Refreshments. A video with some highlights from the evening is available here. For more information about the Latter Day Saints, you can watch the following video as well as this video on the work of women within the community.

Thursday 18th – Muslim Sufi Devotional – 7.30pm

We joined in the regular Muslim Sufi Devotional, you can watch these video highlights.

Friday 19th – Rally of Hope

We joined the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification for a short film and information evening. A copy of the film shown can be watched here.

Friday 19th – Rally of Hope

We joined the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification for a short film and information evening. A copy of the film shown can be watched here.

Saturday 20th – Celebrating 30 Years of Swindon Interfaith

In 2020, Swindon Interfaith reached a significant m

In 2020, Swindon Interfaith reached a significant milestone – 30 years! We couldn’t hold a proper celebration last year, so we have decided to host it in 2021 instead. The event was an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on our successes over the last 30 years as well as looking forward to the future. Video highlights from the event can watched here. You can also listen to an audio recording of one of our founders Margaret Griffiths, who sadly passed away a few years ago, speaking in 2014 about the founding of the group.

February 2022 Update

We are delighted to share the details of our next Interfaith Event, which will take place next Wednesday.

“Developing an educational program for young people in post-communist
countries and in Palestine”

William Haines is a retired RE teacher and director of curriculum
development for the International Educational Foundation. He lived with
his family for seven years in Russia following the fall of the Berlin
Wall developing a series of textbooks for the spiritual and moral
education of young people in post-communist societies. The books were
translated and published with the support of ministries of education in
several of the post-Soviet states. More recently two of the books have
been translated into Arabic and are being introduced to schools in the
Palestinian Territories.

Topic: Swindon Interfaith Event

Time: Feb 2, 2022 07:30 PM 

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Litter Picking in Swindon

The Swindon Interfaith Committee sends you its best wishes for 2022 and looks forward to hosting a number of events as usual throughout the year.

Given the current Covid restrictions and ever-changing guidelines we are working to develop an appropriate programme for the year ahead. In the meantime, I am pleased to share the details of a public litter picking session on Sunday 9th January.

If you have any questions or would like to express an interest, please contact Ben via team@plasticfreeswindon.org. Please make sure you let them know you are linked to Swindon Interfaith.

Venue: Coate Water, outside the Rangers Cottage 

When: Sunday 9th January, meeting at 10am .

Interfaith Week 14th-21st November Activities

This week has been an incredibly successful celebration of Interfaith Week here in Swindon. We would like to say thank-you to all of those who supported us by attending the events both virtual and in person, it was an incredibly successful week and it was an absolute pleasure to celebrate the 30-year history of our group.

If you missed the events, a summary of the events and some video highlights are available in the email below. We very much look forward to inviting you and welcoming you to our next event, which will be in February 2022 – further details in due course.


Sunday 14th – An Evening at the Sikh Gurdwara – 6pm

We joined the Sikh community in Prayers, Hymns and SUKHASSAN (putting Guru Granth Sahib to Bed). A copy of the slides can be found here, a video with some highlights of the evening is available here. You can also watch a short introductory video about Sikh beliefs here.

Monday 15th – Devotional Film Night

The Swindon Baha’i community hosted an Interfaith Devotional and Film Night on the theme of Prayer, featuring short films and prayers. A video recording of this virtual event can be found here.

Tuesday 16th – Called To Be Light

We joined the Christian Community for a 30-minute vigil on zoom.  Passing the Flame – a shared light shining strong for 30 years. This was a Virtual Event, Hosted by the Christian Community. We have published a summary of our 30 year history on our website.

Wednesday 17th – Meet The Latter-Day Saints – 7.30pm

We joined the Latter-Day Saints for an informative evening, where they will be sharing more about their Faith, with a tour of the Church. There was also be a youth Activity for 11-17s. Followed by Refreshments. A video with some highlights from the evening is available here. For more information about the Latter Day Saints, you can watch the following video as well as this video on the work of women within the community.

Thursday 18th – Muslim Sufi Devotional – 7.30pm

We joined in the regular Muslim Sufi Devotional, you can watch these video highlights.

Friday 19th – Rally of Hope

We joined the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification for a short film and information evening. A copy of the film shown can be watched here.

Saturday 20th – Celebrating 30 Years of Swindon Interfaith

In 2020, Swindon Interfaith reached a significant milestone – 30 years! We couldn’t hold a proper celebration last year, so we have decided to host it in 2021 instead. The event was an opportunity to celebrate and reflect on our successes over the last 30 years as well as looking forward to the future. Video highlights from the event can be watched here. You can also listen to an audio recording of one of our founders Margaret Griffiths, who sadly passed away a few years ago, speaking in 2014 about the founding of the group.