Interfaith Week Celebrations 14 – 21 November

We are delighted to share that a number of events have been arranged to celebrate Interfaith Week (14-21 November).

If you are interested in any of the events, please R.S.V.P. by the 12th November to


Next Calderdale Women’s Interfaith Event

The next Calderdale Women’s Interfaith Group event is on Friday 5 April, 10:30am
at Heath United Reformed Church, Free School Lane, Halifax HX3 0DW. This is on the corner of Free School Lane and Manor Drive. There is on-street parking in the area. It is also easy to reach by bus from the town centre – 574 and 577 stop a few yards away from the front door. Perveen Hussain and Claire de Ramaix are looking forward to giving us a presentation on the topic “Looking after our health and wellbeing in the light of the spiritual teachings, a shared perspective from the Muslim and the Baha’i Faith”. Do come along, bring a friend and take the opportunity to hear about this subject.

Many thanks to Rev Madeleine Russell for a really well attended and received talk about the Taize community in France a few weeks ago. We are sure that the next meeting will be just as interesting!

The May get-together is likely to be a walk in the locality on a Saturday – no date or route yet selected. Possibly we will do some litter-picking as we walk along.


Calderdale Women’s Interfaith Group – Music and Spirituality

The next meeting of the Women’s Interfaith Group is on Friday 5 October, 10:30am 12:00pm – ‘Music and Spirituality’ at Heath United Reformed Church on Free School Lane/Manor Drive corner HX3 0DW – just down the road from Savile Park.

Perveen Hussain is going to lead a talk and discussion about this topic. Music is a very important part of many people’s lives and it will be interesting to hear about and discuss the part it plays – or doesn’t play – in the practices of different faiths. It will be good to visit Heath Church and see how that older place of worship has been adapted for modern times.

Finally just to say that this group is very friendly coming from different faith backgrounds but no-one will try to challenge or change your beliefs or make you feel uncomfortable. Everyone respects each other and each other’s faith (or none!).

They learn about many faiths, see where there are similarities and differences – above all respecting the diversity found in Calderdale. Try them out!

For more information contact Margaret at

Dementia event with the Calderdale Women’s Interfaith Group

The next event with the Calderdale Women’s Interfaith Group is a joint meeting with another group who are carrying out a project on Dementia this year.

Wednesday 5 April – 10am
At St Andrew’s Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, Halifax, HX3 0AT

You will hear from Jayne O’Connell about dementia and how we can all help to improve the quality of life for people in our town who live with dementia.

Hear about Jewish Faith with the Women’s Interfaith Group

The next Women’s Interfaith Group event will be a talk on world faith as two members of the Jewish Faith from Leeds will be there to talk about Jewish beliefs and how their faith and beliefs affect their daily lives.

Wednesday 21 September 2016 – 10.30am
At King Cross Fire Station Community Room, Spring Edge W, Halifax, HX1 3JF

Light refreshments will also be provided at the event so be sure to go along and take as many women with you as you can.

Reminiscences of Life and Leisure – Women’s Inter-faith Group event

Another interesting activity has been arranged for you – and all women of the area to start your New Year activities with an hour or so of home-made entertainment and enjoyment with refreshments.

Tuesday 19 January 2016 – 10.30am
At the Community Room at King Cross Fire Station, Halifax

The event will be finished at around 12pm and if you can only make it for part of the time you are still welcome – There a few car parking spaces at the front of the Fire Station but please don’t go round the side or the back as that space is for the Fire service vehicles.

‘Sharing Mary’, Calderdale Women’s Inter-faith Group event

Calderdale Women’s Inter-faith Group are holding an event on the topic “Sharing Mary” which will see Rev Madeleine Russell leading a discussion about the place Mary plays in both Islam and Christianity as she appears in both the Bible and the Koran.

Wednesday 16 September 2015 – From 7.30pm to 9pm
At St Augustine’s Centre, Hanson Lane, Halifax HX1 5PG

Click here for further information on St Augustine’s Centre.