National Interfaith Week
12-19 November 2017
Watford Interfaith Association’s contribution to this week is to organise an Interfaith Pilgrimage in Watford Town Centre, calling at 5 places of worship. Starting at 12.45pm at the Watford & District Synagogue, the pilgrims will be welcomed with warm drinks and delicious kosher cakes before the Rabbi’s presentation. The pilgrimage will spend 20 minutes in each places of worship. We will visit the Watford Velmurugan Temple for the first time, a Hindu temple of Tamil tradition that was consecrated recently in Watford. Afterwards we will visit the Watford Central Mosque and Holy Rood Roman Catholic Church. The pilgrimage will end at 5pm at the Gurdwara, the Sikh Temple where refreshments will be served. It is a free event and all are welcome to join this walk at any time. Women are asked to cover their legs with long skirts or trousers and bring some head covering for visiting the Hindu Temple, the Mosque and the Gurdwara. Shoes will also need to be removed at these places of worship. Please let us know if you would like to participate by calling 01923 774812 or e-mail email@example.com
1) 12.45 – 1.45pm, Watford & District Synagogue, Nascot Rd. As part of Mitzvah Day*, you are invited for tea, coffee and delicious kosher cakes before the Rabbi’s presentation.
2) 2.20 – 2.50pm, Watford Velmurugan Temple, (Hindu Temple), Exchange Road. Shoes should be taken off.
3) 3.00 – 3.30pm, Watford Central Mosque, Cambridge Rd. Shoes should be taken off and women need to cover their heads.
4) 3.45 – 4.15pm, Holy Rood RC Church, Market Street.
5) 4.30 – 5pm, Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Ladys Close. Shoes should be taken off and both men and women need to cover their heads. Refreshments will be served.
*Mitzvah Day is the annual day in the Jewish community to engage in acts of kindness.
WIFA’S 40th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday 9th July 2017
The James Theatre, Watford Boys’ School
Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD18 7JF
(Close to Watford Metropolitan Line Station)
Guest Speaker Dr Harriet Crabtree,
Director, Interfaith network for the UK
Faith stalls and displays
RSVP to secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
WIFA provides the Sacred Space interfaith discussions and demonstrations for the Watford Celebration, takes part in the Side by Side Herts Fire and Rescue community initiative in which various community groups work together, belongs to the Interfaith Network for the UK and the Herts Interfaith Forum which meets two or three times a year.