Chorley and Leyland Methodist Circuit

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How HOPE is understood in different faith traditions

hopeAs we approach the season of advent, what can churches and other faith groups offer in the public sphere? Surely the concept of 'Hope' is one that many, many people are in desperate need of.

The Lancashire Forum of Faiths with Churches Together in Lancashire will be organising an on-line seminar exploring how HOPE is understood in different faith traditions, and how we can adopt a hopeful rather than a hopeless view of the future.

Open to all, via Zoom, Tues 1st December; 10.30 - 12.30

If interested please contact Peter Lumsden (; Zoom log-in details and programme to follow nearer the date.

Weekly Meditation

Christian meditation
Meditation may deepen one's experience of the presence of God, enhance self-awareness, and reduce stress and anxiety, valuable during this time of isolation.

Join a half-hour Zoom ‘guided meditation’ session, led by Peter Lumsden (local preacher in the Clitheroe circuit), every Monday evening at 7 p.m.

The sessions follow a pattern of 15 mins of spiritual reflection, combined with a focus on breathing, leading into a period of about 15 mins of silence.

Contact Peter Lumsden:

Dying, death, and life after death

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone, with large numbers dying, and families experiencing bereavement. Whilst we may be aware of some of the practices of different religious groups, how much do we know about the beliefs behind the various rituals and practices associated with death? Increasing our understanding of beliefs and practices of our various traditions is important in the building of stable communities, so this event will be of interest to a wide audience. It will also be recorded, so that it can be widely used as a learning resource.

A Webinar took place on 8th July via Zoom and a recording of the Webinar was made:

Click Here to read more about the aims of the Webinar


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Inter Faith Events

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Inter Faith Religious Festivals 2020



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Sukkot – shelters (Jewish)


Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i) The prophet of the Baha’i faith


Navaratri (Hindu)


All hallows eve (Christian)






Samhain (pagan) Remembering the dead; endings and beginnings


All saints (Christian) This was a major festival in earlier times




Diwali (Hindu / Sikh) Festival of Lights


Advent begins (Christian)


Birth of Guru Nanak (Sikh) Marking the birth of the founder of the Sikh religion






Hannukah (Jewish)


Christmas (Christian) Marks the birth of Jesus who Christians recognize as the ‘messiah, or chosen one of God