Interfaith Engagement and Mission
The Diocese of St Albans is a diverse diocese. It includes a significant number of parishes where other faith communities comprise more than ten percent of the population. Broadly speaking, there are large Jewish communities in south Hertfordshire and Barnet, and large Muslim, Hindu and Sikh communities along the diocesan spine of Watford, Hitchin, St Albans, Luton and Bedford.
As a diocese we are committed to engaging with and partnering with members of other faith communities for the common good, pursuing mission in a global world.
2022 Interfaith Week: 13 – 20 November 2022
Special Interfaith Week Event: God’s Justice in Our world
Monday, November 14, 2022 at 6.45 p.m. (light refreshments will be provided), with a start time of 7.30 p.m at St Albans Cathedral
You are all cordially welcomed to the historic Diocesan Inter Faith Week Commemoration Event for an evening of sharing stories and real-world examples of doing well together as neighbours and working together to serve God’s justice in our one and only beautiful world’.
St. Albans Abbey is inviting people from various Christian denominations, all faiths, and also those affiliated to no particular faith. This will be an opportunity to acknowledge concerns of racial, environmental, economic, political, and social inequities in our society from various religious perspectives.
To advertise the event in your church, please download the poster here and for more info or to register your place, please click on the Eventbrite link below:
To support parishes and clergy, we have made the following arrangements:
- We wish to have two Interfaith Archdeaconry Advisers in each archdeaconry. The primary role of the Adviser is to be a source of advice to encourage networking among those who minister in multi-faith areas and others. The Archdeaconry Advisers are:
- Also, the diocese has entered into a partnership with Grassroots’ Director, David Jonathan. Grassroots is based in Luton and has a 30 year record of interfaith engagement – Grassroots is supporting interfaith work in our diocese by:
- Being a source of expert advice
- Supporting the Interfaith Archdeaconry Advisers in their role
- Organising occasional diocesan-wide training opportunities
- Providing a strategic overview to the ongoing need and work
Read and/or download INTERFAITH ENGAGEMENT leaflet here.