Events

2021 Events

Check back on this page for further details of each event as it approaches. All events start at 7pm (unless otherwise stated).

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.

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 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.

Previous 2021 Events

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.

You can find out more about each event on our Facebook Group or Twitter profile.