Rugby to celebrate first inter faith week

The event aims to strengthen inter faith relations
The event aims to strengthen inter faith relations

Rugby’s diverse community will be celebrated as part of a first inter faith week.

It runs from Sunday and aims to strengthen inter faith relations and raise awareness of Rugby’s different religions.

Rugby Mayor Cllr Ramesh Srivastava and the Rugby Inter Faith Working Group have organised the event.

He said: “Inter Faith Week celebrates the diversity of our community and encourages a greater understanding of the different faith communities in our borough.

“The week aims to bring the community together in the spirit of friendship, celebrating both our differences and our commonality.”

Rugby Mosque in Grosvenor Road will be open from 7pm to 8pm on Monday and the Shree Kalyan Mandal in Kimberley Road will open to the public from 4pm to 7pm on Tuesday.

Open door events also take place at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Craven Road, 4pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday, and St Marie’s Catholic Church, Oak Street, 2pm to 4pm next Thursday, with a guided tour at 3pm. The Bishop of Warwick, the Right Reverend John Stroyan, attends an open meeting of Rugby Inter Faith at the Guru Nanak Gurdwara from 6.30pm on Wednesday.

At 3pm on November 21, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum hosts an Afternoon of Stories.

Rugby Inter Faith Week closes with a Community Bring a Plate and Sing-Along Session at St Andrew’s Church on Saturday, November 22, 2pm.

Cllr Srivastava added: “Residents can be sure of a warm welcome at all of the events.”

Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/interfaithweek for more information about the events and religions in Rugby.