The mission of the Bolton Interfaith Council is to promote harmony, understanding and co-operation between all members of the Bolton community, especially with regards to issues that relate to faith and belief.
"Working towards building trust and understanding between all our diverse communities"
The Bolton Interfaith Council consists of representatives from all major faith communities in Bolton. We work in partnership with Bolton Council, Christian Churches, Bolton Council of Mosques, Bolton Hindu Forum and various groups from the voluntary and statutory sectors.
The Interfaith Council meets to discuss and resolve any issues that arise in the community. It also has a programme of ongoing events and activities in order to promote greater awareness, understanding and trust between different faith communities in Bolton.
Bolton Interfaith Council
The Bolton Hub
1 Bold Street
CHARITY No. 1117651
Our next event is supporting "Brighter Future in Later Life" lead by Bolton Community Homes/Bolton Council.
Venue Holiday Inn, Bolton Town centre.
Date: Wednesday 16th September.
Time: 10am - 2pm
OUR NEXT MAJOR EVENTS ARE:-
15th October 2015 'Peace Prayers' during the week of Prayers For World Peace - venue to be sorted
The 'National Interfaith week of Activities' 15th - 21st November 2015 - to be finalised
"We would love to hear from you - your views matter to us:- either comments, compliments or suggestions - regarding this BIC website; as well as the community cohesion work of the Bolton Interfaith Council."
Working Partnership Links:
For more information on our events and activities you can now follow us on our facebook page: www.facebook.com/BoltonInterfaithCouncil
IF YOU WISH TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE WORK OF BIC - PLEASE SEE OUR DONATION PAGE
10/01/14 - Eagley Infant School, trainee teachers - Swaminarayan Mandir & Emmanuel Church
20/01/14 - GMP Trainee Police Officers - Zakariyya Mosque
21/01/14 - GMP Trainee Police Officers - Swaminarayan Mandir
22/01/14 - Bolton School (2 visiting teachers from UAE), Zakariyya Mosque
23/01/14 - St. Matthews CE (Halliwell Rd) - Veda Mandir
27/01/14 - Claypool Primary - Mosque
29/01/14 - St. Stephen's Kearsley - Mosque
30/01/14 - St. Saviour CE Primary, Radcliffe - Temple
22/02/14 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club - Swaminarayan Mandir
10,11,13(2),14(2)February 2014 - Bolton School Boys Division 6 sessions - Veda Mandir
18/02/14 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club - Veda Mandir
04/03/14 - Unsworth Primary School at Veda Mandir
05/03/14 - St. Maxentius CE School - Swaminarayan Temple
07/03/14 - Smithills Secondary School - Swaminarayan Mandir & Emmanuel Church
13/03/14 - Bolton Lads & Girls group at Swaminarayan Mandir at 9.30 am and 10.45 am
24/03/14- St. Michaels CE Primary - Swaminarayan Mandir, Parish Church & Quakers Meeting House
03/04/14 - Southport College- Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir & Bank Street Chapel
08/04/14 - Eatock Primary School, Westhoughton - Zakariyya Mosque,Swaminarayan Mandir
10/04/14 - Eatock Primary School, Westhoughton - Zakariyya Mosque,Emmanuel Church
22/04/14 - Zakariyya Mosque & Swaminarayan Mandir @ 10:00am
23/04/14 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club - Children with disabilities @ Swaminarayan Mandir
28/04/14 - Westholme Secondary School, Blackburn - Veda Mandir
08/05/14 - St.Catherine's CEP School - Zakariyya Mosque & Swaminarayan Mandir
12/05/14 - Bolton Council Workers - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir & St. Thomas CE (Halliwell)
13/05/14 - Lowton J&I School Lowton - Zakariyya Mosque
15/05/14 - Moorgate Primary School - Zakariyya Mosque
23/05/14 - Bolton School Girls Division, 2 Groups @ The Bridge Church</bold
03/06/14 - South Walney Primary School, Barrow - Zakariya Mosque & Swaminarayan Temple/bold>
11/06/14 - Farnworth Cubs Group - Swaminarayan Mandir - Evening Visit
9,10,11,12/06/14 - Turton High School- Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir, Victoria Hall
16,17,18,19/06/14 - Canon Slade School - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir
20/06/14 - Clevelands Prep School - Veda Mandir
23/06/14 - St. Matthew's CE Little Lever - Mosque, Temple & Church
24/06/14 - Clevelands Prep School - Zakariyya Mosque
25/06/14 - Brownlow Fold Primary - Swaminarayan Mandir & St. Thomas CE Church
26/06/14 - St. Saviour CE Radcliffe - Zakariyya Mosque
26/06/14 - Westleigh St. Paul's - Swaminarayan Mandir
27/06/14 - Beaumont Rd Primary -Veda Mandir
01/07/14 - Spindle Court Primary, Kearsley - Veda Mandir
8/07/14 - St.Saviour CE Radcliffe - Mosque, Temple & Church
10/07/14 - Moorgate Primary School to Veda Mandir
12/07/14 - Gilnow Primary School- Community day
15/07/14 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club NCS - Zakariyya Mosque
22/07/14 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club NCS (2 groups) - Veda Mandir and Church
30/07/14 - Bolton Lads and Girls Club NCS (Manchester based) - Veda Mandir
06/08/14 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club NCS (Manchester based) - Veda Mandir
12/08/14 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club NCS - Zakariyya Mosque
15/10/14 - St Bede's Academy - Swaminarayan Mandir
16/10/14 - Ladywood School (Special Needs school)- Veda Mandir
17/10/14 - ACIS - Veda Mandir
20/10/14 - SS Simon & Jude CofE Primary - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir & Emmanuel Church
21/10/14 - Hardy Mill School - Zakariyya Mosque & Swaminarayan Mandir
29+31/10/14 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club (NCIS) - Swaminarayan Mandir
03/11/14 - Turton Belmont Primary School - Zakariyya Mosque & Swaminarayan Mandir
10/11/14 - Bolton Council Workers - Mosque, Mandir & Church
11/11/14 - St.John's CofE Kearsley - Swaminarayan Mandir
18/11/14 - Bolton Muslim Girls School - Methodist Church - Melbourne Rd, Swaminarayan Mandir - Deane Rd & Zakariyya Mosque
20/11/14 - All Saints CofE Primary, Wigan - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir & St. Thomas Church, Halliwell
24/11/14 - Bolton School Girls Division - Zakariyya Mosque
25/11/14 - Assembly @ Bolton Muslim Girl's School, speak about value of interfaith work
26/11/14 - Devonshire Road Primary School - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir & Church
27/11/14 - Moorgate Primary - Zakariyya Mosque
28/11/14 - Bolton Islamic Girls School, talk on Interfaith work
09/12/14 - Westleigh St. Paul's C of E Primary, Leigh - Swaminarayan Mandir
Other BIC Lead Events & Supporting Partnership Events:
13/05/14 - Nicola Sansom, co-founder of SALVE, a charity which works with street children in Uganda, will be speaking at the Friends Meeting House, Silverwell Street, Bolton at 7.30 pm on "Hearing the voices of street children".A warm welcome to everyone interested. Tea/coffee and biscuits around 9.00 pm
22/05/14 - "Africa Day" at the Bolton Community College
01/06/14 & 08/06/14 - Civic Ceremony in Horwich & Bolton
07/06/14 & 08/06/14 - Passion for Pentecost
16/06/14 - Major event- about - Awareness Conference on "Domestic Violence and Abuse" @ Quebec Hall
19/06/14 - Genocide Memorial Day
28/06/14 - Non stop Raas- Garba dance night - Memory Lane Hall- 7- 11pm led by Sakhi Group in aid of Cancer Research-
details on our website soon
05/07/14 - " 7th Spirit of Bolton"- Victoria Square- One Bolton Community event-community- voluntary groups welcome to participate - 10.30- 3.30pm app.
12/07/14 - Community Day at Gilnow Primary School. 10.30am - 3pm.
02/08/14 - "Interfaith Fun Cricket Match" at Deane and Derby Cricket Club.
17/08/14 - Diversity Festival at Queens Park organised by Octagon Theatre
19/08/14 - Celebrating 'Janmashtami' at Royal Bolton Hospital
24/09/14 - Interfaith Peace Vigil for Alan Henning
22/10/14 - Black History Month Celebration at Afro Caribbean Centre, 11am - 2.30pm
28/10/14 - Diwali Talk, University of Bolton, 12-1pm
04/11/14 - Interfaith Talk, Al Jamiah Al Islamiyah Madrasah, Hawthorne Rd. Bolton
13/11/14 - Interfaith Youth Conference, London, Ambassadors to attend
National Interfaith Week 16th - 22nd November, activities listed below.
16th November - Faith Walk, details to follow.
17th November - Open Day at the Hub 9.30am - 2.30pm
18th November - Faith Trail, Bolton Muslim Girls School, Methodist Church, Swaminarayan Mandir & Zakariyya Mosque.
19th November - Asian Elders celebration of Eid, Diwali & Advent at 3D centre.
20th November - Faith Trail, All Saints Primary School, Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir & St. Thomas Church.
21st November - Interfaith Shared Lunch at Emmanuel Church, 11am - 2.30pm.
22nd November - 2nd Interfaith Street 20 Cricket Tournament for 11 - 18yrs old. Teams from BIC, BHF, BCOM and other organisations @ Kearsley Academy.
01/12/14 - Bolton Vision Conference, Bolton Community College
4/12/14 - Young Ambassador Presentation at Faith Leaders Forum.
17/12/14 - 'Light Up A Life' event at Bolton Hospice for patients and families, 7pm - 8.30pm.
22nd & 23rd/12/14 - Young Ambassador visit to 2 care homes and distribute gifts for Christmas.