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WIFA is a local group and a member of the Inter Faith Network for the UK. We seek to implement the values of inter-faith dialogue and translate them into practical action in the diverse area of Watford and South West Hertfordshire.

WIFA is a multi-religious organisation, involving believers of the following faiths: Baha’i; Buddhism; Christianity; Hinduism; Islam; Judaism; Sikhism and Zoroastrianism. All others of any faith or none are welcome to participate.

WIFA is based upon respect for religious differences as well as the conviction that religious persons and groups can work together with great value on shared commitments for their community.

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Religious services in Watford during Lockdown

For information about religious services during the lockdown please see our new page: Covid-19 lockdown information

WIFA prayer meetings
Tuesday Zoom prayer meetings, 8.30.
In light of the present circumstances and not being able to meet up with each other, it was decided to hold regular online Zoom prayer meetings. The idea for the prayer meetings was that we could pray for all of humanity, for the healing of the sick, for those who have departed and the comfort of the bereaved, and for assistance and safety of all who are serving society at this extraordinary time.
The need for unified thought and action is now and is the key for the healing of the world.
The meetings are open to all who want to join and share their favourite prayers, readings or simply listen and meditate.
The link will be given each week – contact the secretary for details
A statement from WIFA
Harjit Singh, Chair of Watford Interfaith Association, has issued this statement for this holy weekend and beyond:
‘This bank holiday weekend is special for many faiths and a time when communities and families would have have been preparing for big celebrations and festivities.
However, Covid 19 has for all of us turned our world upside down. Some may have lost loved ones or have felt the pain by separation.
Alternatively ways for our communities have embraced technology to bring people together. Though we know that it cannot replace the gathering of our congregations.
However, this is a time to recount those historical and spiritual events that faced adversities but were overcome giving a ray of hope to the world in a period of darkness through those sacrifices that were made.
So from WIFA can I wish all our those faith communities a safe and a happy period over this long weekend. May we also pray for the whole of Humanity for peace and protection. As well as offer a prayer for those individuals that are protecting us both on the frontline and key workers risking themselves for others’.
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Spring is here and work in the Peace Garden is …
not possible for groups at present. If your exercise takes you there you could pull out a weed or deadhead a flower …
Members of the regular team will attempt to keep a bit of an eye on things within the government’s guidelines.
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