Thursday, 7 November 2013

Walks and Pilgrimages

Pilgrimage is common to several faiths. The month of Hijjah, pilgrimage, has just ended in the Islamic
calendar.Walking together as people of faith is also something which is growing in popularity.
This Sunday 10th November  (2.30 - 5.00pm) worshipers at the Al-Kheo Mosque, Shree Swaminarayan Temple and the shared Church of St Andrews and St Anne's will be opening their doors and warmly welcoming visitors and participants in the Brent interfaith Pilgrimage. All three communities have recently been exploring the story of how their community and place of worship came in to being, and a small exhibition of images and words will be on display at each location. Pilgrim visitors can also learn about Muharram - the first month in the Islamic calendar and thus new year, and Diwali - the festival of light celebrated by Hindus (also marked by Sikhs and Jains for slightly different reasons) and their new year. The pilgrimage starts at St Anne's and St Andrews, 126 Salisbury Road, NW6 6PB (nearest station Brondesbury Park , overground, or Queen's Park, Bakerloo line. For further details email
Meanwhile, The South London Inter Faith Group  has bagged the cafe area in City Hall (it's the curved glass building near Tower Bridge SE1 2AA 10 minutes walk along the River from London Bridge Station) to exhibit Sixteen years of Inter Faith Walks in London in words and pictures. The exhibition opens on Monday 18th November and runs until 29th November -opening hours Mon-Fri 8.30am - 6.00pm on Fridays). Apparently the cafe food is good too!