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A Garden Full of Cultural Delights 2018

In our 9th year of delight in St Leonard’s Gardens we created an opportunity to develop understanding and friendship beyond religious and cultural difference, towards a community where bonds of respect and love are enhanced by enjoying each other’s Cultural Delights; by way of dance, music, food, dress and community initiatives. We were pleased to be encouraged in our endeavor by Hastings Mayor Cllr. Nigel Sinden and Council Leader Peter Chowney.

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Winter Festival Of Cultures and Faiths 2018

"Trust through friendship, peace though trust". 2018’s Festival was full of colour and warmth as the Interfaith Forum brought together many community groups representing different ethnicities, generations, faiths and projects to share the delights of their diverse cultures.


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The Challenge of Listening to the Other

Rabbi Danny Rich's visit to the beautifully re-designed Bexhill Islamic Association’s Community Centre provided an opportunity to explore the importance and challenges of interfaith dialogue drawing upon his rich experience. He was welcomed by the Mayors and Imams of both Bexhill and Hastings.

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A Garden Full of Cultural Delights 2017

In this our 8th year of Cultural Delight we were pleased to be joined by Hastings Mayor Cllr. Judy Rogers for the Mayor’s Community Picnic and to take the opportunity to reflect on how essential it is to develop understanding and friendship beyond religious and cultural difference in order to secure a community where bonds of respect and love free us from prejudice and hatred.

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A Project of Hastings and District Interfaith Forum in conjunction with local community groups Funded by the Community Development Foundation – Faiths in Action

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Latest / Upcoming

(DRAFT PROGRAMME - Some items still to be confirmed - TBC)

  • January 9th Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm at WRVS South Street St Leonards on sea TN37 6AP.
    Sharing:What attracted you to your Faith/Spiritual Path?
    All who wish to can speak, those who can please bring food to share.
  • February 13th Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm at St Martha's Church Hall, Birkdale, Little Common, TN39 4GW.
    Working to Support Refugees in East Sussex: Links Project and Voices in Exile.
  • March 13th Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm at WRVS South Street St Leonards on sea TN37 6AP.
    Preventing Suicide - Greg Burgess, Holistic approaches to mental health - Dr Shakil Malik, (to be confirmed) followed by small group discussion.
  • April 10th Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm at WRVS South Street St Leonards on sea TN37 6AP.
    One Ray of Light: the spiritual journey of a New Age Muslim - Mo Nazam and Chantelle Duncan from Berakah Arts
  • May 8th Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm at St Martha's Church Hall, Birkdale, Little Common, TN39 4GW.
    Rev David Reynish (Rector of St Peter's Bexhill)- talk about his recent study of Islam./li>
  • June 12th Tuesday 6:30-9:00pm at 7:00-9:00pm at St Michael’s Hospice, St Leonards on sea Talks by Sarah Geall, St Michael’s Spiritual Care Team and Humanist Pastoral Carers Jan Tree and Sheila Faulkner. followed by small group discussion.
  • July 10th Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm at Bexhill Islamic Centre.
    Christian-Muslim Dialogue - a follow up led by Sheikh Magdi Osman and Bishop Laurie Green
  • August 12th Sunday 1:00 – 5:00pm at St Leonards Gardens, Maze Hill.
    A Garden Full of Cultural Delights – summer garden party and celebration of diversity.
  • Sept. 4th Tuesday 7:00-9:00pm Friends Meeting House Hastings (with Hastings Against War)
    Topic to be confirmed.
  • October 9th Tuesday 7:00 – 9:00pm at Bexhill Islamic Centre
    Rabbi Danny Rich.
  • Nov. 6th Tuesday 6:00 – 9:00pm at The Magnet Centre, Christ Church Courtyard, London Road, St. Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6GL(TBC)
    6pm Welcome Buffet
    6:30 Panel of Speakers: What does it mean to be truly human?
    8:00 AGM 2018
  • December 9th Sunday 6:00 to 9:30pm Concordia Hall (TBC) , Church Rd, St Leonards-on-sea
    Winter Festival of Faiths and Cultures - music, dance and international food

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2017 Programme

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