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Shirley House Interfaith Centre is again hosting an evening of beautiful
chanting and recitation. Following last year’s well-received event, this year there will be presentations from four faith traditions:
Bahá’í Hindu Jewish Sikh
Please bring a head covering and be prepared to remove shoes.
at St Andrews Psalter Lane Church
31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL (NOT in Shirley House)
Open to all faiths and everybody
on Monday 18 September, 7.30 pm
The national Vulnerable Faith Institutions Scheme is currently open until 17 August 2017. Sadly, this is to provide funding for faith centres/places of worship that may be vulnerable to attack by extremists of one sort or another. We wish this was not necessary, and hope that this type of behaviour is rare in Sheffield- but we know it happens, and would like to draw your attention to this funding stream if you feel your meeting place is not the safe place it should be.
The Home Secretary has announced a £1 million fund for faith institutions who are concerned that they are vulnerable to attack on the grounds of race, religion or ideology. The aim of the scheme is to provide physical protective security measures such as CCTV cameras, locks and fencing to places of worship and faith based community centres who may feel vulnerable to such attacks. To be eligible for the scheme you must provide reasonable evidence that premises are vulnerable to and/or have been the target of an attack on racial, religious or ideological grounds.
Bids will be considered from places of worship in England and Wales including (please note this is not an exhaustive list): Mosques; Gurdwaras; Temples; Churches; associated faith community centres (for example a community centre run by a place of worship or near a place of worship that is faith based). A similar commitment has been made to support Jewish community sites through a grant administered by the Community Security Trust.
There is no cap on the amount of money that can be bid for. However, costs must be proportionate to the security measures needed and successful applicants will be required to meet 20% of the total cost of the security equipment.
The scheme opens on 30 June 2017 and closes on 17 August 2017. Bids for funding will be considered by an independent panel who will meet twice. First at the end of August for bids received by 20 July and again in mid-September to review the remaining bids for funding.
To find out more about the fund and to apply please visithttps://www.gov.uk/guidance/vulnerable-faith-institutions-scheme
If you have any questions or need support in completing the application please emailVFI@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
Annual Remembrance Event and
Peace Picnic to mark Hiroshima Day.
Sunday August 6th 2017: 2p.m. – 4.30 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE AN INCORRECT DATE WAS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTiSED ON THIS WEBSITE- MANY APOLOGIES
Venue: Walled Garden in Meersbrook Park, S8 9FL (use the Brook Road park entrance to Meersbrook Hall and follow the path which will be marked by peace flags).
To remember all victims, past, present and future, of the atomic bombs which were dropped on the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
2.30 p.m. Remembrance ceremony in the Japanese Walled Garden and signing by Sheffield’s Lord Mayor of the ‘Mayors for Peace’ Declaration
3 p.m.– 4.30 p.m. Peace picnic with music by local artists and children’s activities
All Welcome: Bring and share picnic
Organised and hosted by
Sheffield Creative Action for Peace (SCRAP), Sheffield CND &
Meersbrook Park Users Trust.
Contact Hilary: firstname.lastname@example.org; 07818040982
Stronger Together-Vigil in Remembrance and Solidarity
For the Victims of Finsbury Park Mosque, Grenfell Tower, London Bridge and Manchester.
To remember those victims and their families
To Honour the emergency services for their efforts in saving and protecting people lives
To stand in unity and solidarity with all faith communities to show that the bonds of community, respect and friendship are stronger together
Friday, 23 June
Sheffield City Centre
There are many strands of Buddhism, originating in various Asian countries. Gensho (Richard Jones) will talk about the Zen a way of life, where meditation is a central part. Those of a certain age may learn how motorcycle maintenance is (not) involved, and dispel some other myths.
Open to all faiths and everybody
at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane,
Sheffield S11 8YL
on Wednesday 28th June 2017
at 7.30 pm
Contact email@example.com or 0114 267 8289 for further details
Chris Hewer is back in Sheffield early in July and will be leading his introductory day on Islam in 4 different venues in and around Sheffield: –
St Peter’s Methodist Church, Green Lane, Dronfield on Saturday July 1st
St Joseph’s RC Church, Swinston Rd, Dinnington, S25 2RX on Tuesday July 4th
Stephen Hill Methodist Church, Manchester Rd, S10 on Friday July 7th
Hoyland Methodist Church, Market Street, Hoyland, S74 9QR on Sat July 8th
All these days run from 10.00 am – 3.30 pm. There is no charge, although donations will be welcome on the day. Please bring a packed lunch. For further details and to book a place please contact Rev Liz Wills on 0114 261 0732, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about Chris, his experience and work in the field of Understanding Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, go to www.chrishewer.org
As previously publicised here, this weekend is to mark the anniversary of the murder of Jo Cox, MP, by showing we are NOT divided by faith, culture or ethnicity.
Some of the events happening in Sheffield are as follows:
Bake-Off at St Mark’s – Sat 17 June
On Saturday 17th June from 1:30 pm onwards, St Mark’s Church is holding a community event that includes a Bake-off Craft Fair, Community Café and lots, lots more as part of the Broomhill Festival.
We are doing this to celebrate ‘The Great Get Together’ weekend in honour of Jo Cox, who said; “We are far more united and have far more in common than that which divides us.”
Judging of the Great Broomhill Bake-Off will run from 2 – 2:30 pm. If you want to enter please have your bakes at St Mark’s by 12.30.
The rest of the community event will start at 1:30pm with the Cafe then open all afternoon with musical interludes.
For more details about entering the Bake-Off please contact Jane Padget at St. Mark’s Church, or email email@example.com or mobile 07921863281. We need notice if you wish to enter the Bake-Off.
In celebration of Jo Cox’s belief that we have more in common than that which divides us, a community party and picnic is being held at Heeley City Farm on the 18th June, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, supported by HOPE not hate, Amnesty International, ASSIST Sheffield and City of Sanctuary.
There is an exciting programme of events, with storytelling, poetry, speakers, sports, games and activities. Music and dance acts will showcase the wide range of cultures in Sheffield. The event is free and open to all and we encourage people to bring and share picnics.
Brendan Cox said ‘[Jo] would hope that all of us make a resolution to do something in 2017 to bring our communities back together’. There will be a one-minute silence at 1 pm in memory of Jo Cox.
Let Us Know You Plan to Come!
You don’t need to reserve a place, but it helps us estimate how many people will come.
If you know of other events, please let us know and we can publicise them here. Sheffield Interfaith is not organising any events, we shall join the above, and encourage to you to do so too.
Our website exists to promote interfaith events in Sheffield and to be a local resource for local people to find out more about the different faiths in Sheffield. If you have suitable material to go on our website then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to support Sheffield Interfaith then why not consider becoming a member. As a member you not only provide some financial support for us, but you can help develop what we do, and help us in our work. There are two ways to become a member.
By post Send a cheque for the relevant amount (£5 for individual or £15 for an organisation) to Sheffield Interfaith, Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL. Remember to include your Name OR the Name of your Organisation, AND either your address OR email address
By Internet banking Send your payment to our account – Sort Code 40-41-07 / Account number 42022273. Please use your surname as the reference and then email us at email@example.com (You can set up a Standing Order this way). Remember to include your Name OR the Name of your Organisation.