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ReLaunch and Reunion

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Reading Interfaith Group Re Launch and Reunion

Sunday  November 9th  3 pm to 5.50 pm

Friends Meeting House 

2, Church Street, 



Free Admission

An opportunity to get together, catch up, renew friendships, celebrate all that we have achieved so far, make new friends and embrace the challenges ahead.


This public event is open to anyone sharing the aims of Reading Interfaith Group. Reading Interfaith Group is a fully inclusive organisation, funded entirely by its membership. Everyone joins on an individual basis. All faith backgrounds and believes are welcome.

Includes Bring and Share tea



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 This is the annual Interfaith Friendship walk not for the first time going westward but shorter than recent years –just one and a half miles. It is taking place on Sunday 23rd Sept between, assembling at 2:00pm inside the St James and William of York Catholic Church next to Forbury Gardens Reading. At 2:30 it will head through Market place, Broad St and The Butts to St Mary’s Church for an address by the Bishop of Reading. At 3:30 the procession will leave and proceed up Hosier (the market) Street onto the Oxford road . Turning left across the IDR, taking the third left into Waylen Street where walkers will enter the Mosque at 4:00 pm until 4:30.  Then round into Russell Street turning towards Oxford Road again but before reaching it left into Goldsmid Road where the Synagogue will receive us at 4:45. The event finishes at 5:30 and travellers will be dispersed by 6:00pm. A lantern will be borne by members of faiths not represented as hosts of the walk.


The main mission of our group is talking openly between faiths and beliefs. This shorter distance and relaxed timing gives a real chance to talk to several persons of another faith or belief in open friendliness. The more we have of this type of activity the more we will be brought together ensuring harmony and peace. Thus we will learn all aspects of belief, not just the headlines. Inspiring speakers and food are other possible bonuses.


Do join us for part or all of the event.


Please bring a light waterproof or umbrella, and park well away from the Forbury. Suggest Queens’s Road or Chatham Street Car Parks.

 Programme for Reading Interfaith Friendship Walk 23rd September 2012


14:00 -14:20 Assemble at St James Catholic Church next to Forbury Gardens

14:20 -14:30 Short welcoming address by Fr John O'Shea incumbent priest and RIFGcommittee member

14:25 - 15:00 Walk by entrance to Reading Abbey, Market Place, Broad Street, and the Butts to

Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin

15:00 - 15:30 Welcome Address by incumbent Canon Brian Shenton. Keynote address by the Bishop of Reading, Rt Revd Andrew Proud.

15:30 - 16:00 walk via Hosier (Market) Street, Queens's walk and Oxford Road, turning third left into Waylen Street. Proceed 200 yards up on the right of the road to Central Jamme Masjid

16:00- 16:30 A welcome and address by The Chairman of Waylen Street Mosque, Mr Muminur Choudhury

16:30 -16:45 Turn right out of the mosque and proceed up Waylen street ,right into Baker St, right into Russell Street towards Oxford Road , turning left before reaching it into Golsmid Road . The Reading Synagogue is on a third corner.

16:45- 17:30 Welcome by incumbent minister and RIFG committee member

Rabbi Zvi Solomons. Also address by the President of Reading Hebrew Congregation

17:30- 18:00 Dispersal

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