activity calendar

National Interfaith Week  17-23 November 2013

In Dudley we are marking this with a pop up shop at the former Jeweller’s  in the Churchill Precinct in Dudley Town Centre from 11.00-3.00 Monday – Saturday. You will be able to get a hot or cold drink and have a chat with someone from the Network about how the Faiths work together in Dudley and about their differences and what they have in common. Do drop by and have a look at what we have been doing.

Dudley Borough Interfaith Network Annual General meeting

Thursday 21st November 2013  7.00-9.00

Wellington Rd Community Centre DY1 1UB

Guest Speaker : Dr Zahid Parvez Wolverhampton University

A great evening including delicious food as well as a chance to review the past year and plan for the one ahead.

If you have not received an invitation please contact the Network Officer at for details and to register.



Tuesday 8th October 6.45 at Shree Gujarati Hindu Centre  Hope St DY2 8RS

just before Dance festival.

The new constitution is open to view on line  DBIN Constitution August 2013


DBIN’s Autumn Open Forum Event

Navratri :  Hindu Dance Festival

Tuesday 8th October 7.15 at Shree Gujarati Hindu Centre  Hope St DY2 8RS

All are welcome to this free event. Light refreshments only will be served.  Come along and see this colourful festival.

All are welcome but please let Gillian know you are coming on or 01238 267415


Dudley Borough Interfaith Visit to Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament

Monday 11th November

Total Cost  :  (Including entry to Westminster Abbey normally £17.50)

Waged  £20  Unwaged £18  Book by Friday 20th September and pay only  £16

Departing from Dudley Muslim association Castle Hill Dudley DY2 7 AJ at 7.30 am

Returning to Dudley Muslim association Castle Hill DT2 7AJ  at approximately 9.00 pm

Full cost must be paid at time of booking to secure seat.  To book please follow link, complete form and post with cheque for correct full amount payable to Dudley Borough Interfaith Network or pay in person at Dudley CVS, 7 Albion St Brierley Hill DY5 3EE

For more information call Gillian on 01384 267415

Click here to download the booking form and programme


Interfaith Picnic in the Park  (Please note change of Date)

Where?                       Buffrey Park

When?                         Thursday August 29th  12.00-3.00

Whose welcome?       Families and children up to the age of 13

What’s happening?    Bring a picnic, including if possible some food special to your culture to share and get to know other families.  Some activities provided for the children and some chill time for the mums.

For Further details  call Gillian on 01384 26715

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Apologies for late posting of the route.  We start at 6.00pm at Top Church High St DY1 1QD near Asda and The Venue and we finish by 8.00  at Dudley Central Methodist Church with refreshments, visiting other places of worship en route. Click link for details.  Parking available in Stafford St Car Park

Peace Walk Route


The feed back from last year’s Peace Walk was excellent and so we are holding it again; on Tuesday July 2nd from 6 pm – 8 pm in central Dudley.  The route may not be as ambitious as last time and we shall certainly end with refreshments somewhere! Watch this space for start and finishing points.Summer Open Forum Meeting


What do the Muslims say?

Open Forum at Dudley Central Mosque

Wednesday 19th June 7.00-9.00

Dudley Central Mosque Castle Hill DY2 7AJ

A chance to hear and ask questions about Islam and to talk with Muslims about recent events in local and national life.  As usual at DBIn events food and discusion will play a major role. Please register with Gillian if you would like to attend. 01384 267415


SIF flyer 2013

Saturday 11th May 2013

Speaker Dr Andrew Smith Director Director of Interfaith Relations for the

Bishop of Birmingham and

Director of  the Faithful Neighbourhoods Centre Birmingham

Safeguarding in Faith One Year On

10am-1pm (lunch will be provided)

David Lloyd Centre (formerly Next Generation)

Pensnett Rd

Brierley Hill

West Midlands DY3 3BL

·Consider the NEW NATIONAL GUIDANCE on Safeguarding in Faith

·Share the Safeguarding in Faith Dudley action plan and the faith guidance pack designed for all faiths that clearly outline SAFEGUARDING RESPONSIBILITES ON FAITH LEADERS

·Review and discusswhat action has been taken since the Safeguarding in faith – be clued up do it safely event in April 2012 and what still needs to be done

To continue to develop an improved communication link between safeguarding support services

and faith organisations

For more information or to book a place please contact Nicki Burrows – or

Gillian Lloyd Tel 01384  573381


Book online at


Thursday 18th April  7.00-9.00

‘Strengthening Our Communities’  Open Forum

Speaker Dr Andrew Smith

Director Director of Interfaith Relations for the

Bishop of Birmingham and

Director of  the Faithful Neighbourhoods Centre Birmingham

Launch of the Faith in Dudley Newspaper issue 2 .

Venue : Shree Gujarati Hindu Temple Hope St Dudley DY2 9RS

A Vegetarian supper will be served

Please register with Gillian by  email or phone by Monday 8th April  01384 267415


Saturday 2nd March 10.00-1.00

FREE half-day Mental Health Awareness workshop run with Dudley Mental Health Partnership.

An opportunity to look at the uneasy relationship between Mental Health and Faith, Belief and Spirituality.

Aimed at Faith Leaders, Communities, Third Sector, and Voluntary Organisations.

Claughton Community Centre

Blowers Green Road, DUDLEY, West Midlands DY2 8UZ

A light lunch will be provided afterwards. To register please contact Gillian on

01384 267415 BY Tuesday  26th February.


Shrove Tuesday 12th February 7.00

DBIN Pancake Party

The Crypt St JAmes’s Church The Parade Dudley DY1 3JA

Come and toss and eat pancakes and learn about how Shrove Tuesday fits into the Christian calendar


To view the flyer please click here


Faith Fest : an event for 15-19 year olds

Saturday 24th November 7.00-10.00 at

Wren’s Nest Community Centre Summer Rd Dudley DY1 3PD

a fun evening chilling with young people of all faiths and none

Entry by free ticket available from Eventbrite or

For further details please click here


Dudley Borough Interfaith Celebration event and Annual General Meeting

“Faith v Culture”

Wednesday 21st November 7.00-9.15

Wellington Rd Dudley DY1 1UB

Join us for a meal, a lively debate across the faiths and a review of the year

RSVP to by 14th November

For further details please click here



Wednesday 12th September 7.00-9.00

Wellington Rd Community Centre

Wellington Rd



Pall Singh from East West Trust is coming to talk with us about how we share our faiths with those of other faiths and none. There will be light refreshments.


LAUNCH of FAITH IN DUDLEY, the DBIN newsletter written by members of the Interfaith Network and partners across Dudley Borough.

Please email or call Gillian to register on 01384 267415 /

Invitation to Grand Iftar


at Dudley Central Mosque

When : Thursday 16th  August 2012 at 8.00 to  9.30 pm

Where :  Dudley Central Mosque Birmingham St Dudley DY2 7AJ

Come and learn about why Muslims fast, what happens in Ramadhan

and then share some food.

Further details from Gillian at / 01384 267415

or direct from

PEACE WALK around Dudley Town

For further information see below and please click here.

On July 11th DBIN is leading a Peace walk around 14 places of worship used by  different faiths across Dudley Town. This is a great opportunity to show that people from different faiths and none think peace in our communities is important.  It is something we all want and are working together to achieve.

Those joining the march have been asked to park at Stafford Street car-park and meet at St Thomas’s High St Dudley ( known locally as Top Church) at 7.00. The route is as follows :

Down The Inhedge to Cross Street.

Down Path to Wolverhampton Street/Trinity Road.

Up Wolverhampton Street and down Grange Road.

Onto Wellington Road then down to the Stourbridge Road.
Down Churchfields Road, Hope Street and then Vicar Street.
Back to King Street
Through the Town Centre to Castle Street and finally down Castle Hill to Central Mosque.
It should take about an hour and a half walking slowly and stopping sometimes to visit some of the places of worship.
Light refreshments will be on offer.


Previous Events

Forum Meeting on Faith and Food



13 June 2012 Wednesday 13th June 7.00-9.00




Open Forum meeting  ‘Faith and Food’.  What role does food play in each of the faiths? Of course there will be food to eat too.  Please click here for more information.

Come and join us.

Dudley Central Methodist Church  Wolverhampton St DY1 1DT

Saturday 28th April 10.00-2.00

Safeguarding in Faith 10.00-2.00 The Venue  171 – 173 High Street, Dudley, DY1 1QD.   For more information please click here

EVENT for faith groups working with children and young people : Be Clued Up! Do it Safely.

Thursday 24th May 11.00 – 1.00

An Exchange : an event for women.  A chance to explore faith and culture with women from other backgrounds led by a panel of experts.

Venue :  Brierley Hill Methodist Church.

Contact Gillian on 01384 267415 for further information on these events or to register.