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Completed Projects & Events for 2016

Completed Faith Trails & School Assemblies for 2016

The Bolton Interfaith Council has a programme of arranging Faith Trails (visits to places of worship for all Faiths) for schools, Community, Voluntary & Statutory Sector and all other sectors of the Community. If your group or school are interested please fill in the simple form on our website under the 'Faith Trail request form' section.

All Faith Trails are carried out in partnership with our colleagues from Bolton Council of Mosques, Christian Cohesion, Bolton Hindu Forum as well as Churches, Mosques and Temples.

January 2016
 
12/01/16 - Ladywood School Swaminarayan. Completed
13/01/16 - Highfield Primary, Zakariyya, Swaminarayan & Emmanuel Church. Completed
18/01/16 - Eagley Infants School, Traning RE Teachers, Zakariyya, Swaminarayan & Emmanuel Church. Completed

February 2016
 
01/02/16 - Haslam Park - Zakariyya, Swaminarayan & Melbourne Rd. Methodist Church. Completed
02/02/16 - Special Faith trail for people in Community - Zakariyya, Swaminarayan,& Emmanuel Church. Completed
04/02/16 - Beaver Scouts Group - Swaminarayan - Evening visit. Completed
09/02/16 - Haslam Park- Zakariyya, Swaminarayan & Melbourne Rd. Methodist Church. Completed
09/02/16 - Bolton School (Boys) Veda Mandir - 2 groups. Completed
10/02/16 - Bolton School (Boys) Veda Mandir - 2 groups. Completed
11/02/16 - Bolton School (Boys) Veda Mandir - 1 group. Completed
12/02/16 - Bolton School (Boys) Veda Mandir - 1 group. Completed
16/02/16 - Bolton Lads & Girls- Zakariyya, Emmanuel Church & Swaminarayan Mandir - NCS Students (3 groups). Completed
20/02/16 - Bolton Lads & Girls- Zakariyya, & Swaminarayan - NCS Students (2 groups) - Saturday visit. Completed
23/02/16 - St Peter's Primary School Hindley - Swaminarayan Mandir only. Completed
 
March 2016
 
01/03/16 - Eatock Primary Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
08/03/16 - Highfield Primary - Mosque, Mandir & Emmanuel Church (45- pupils- year 6). Completed
15/03/16 - Beaumont Primary School - Zakariyya Mosque. Completed
21/03/16 - St Thomas CE Primary 2 groups - Zakariyya Mosque & Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
29/03/16 - Speak about value of Interfaith work at ST.Catherines Church Farnworth. Completed
 
April 2016

14/04/16 - Westholme High School - Veda Mandir. Completed
18/04/16 - Valley School 2 groups - Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
19/04/16 - Valley School 2 groups - Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
21/04/16 - St Joshep Haliwell. Completed
25/04/16 - Valley School 2 groups - Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
26/04/16 - Valley School 2 groups - Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
27/04/16 - Brownies group at Swaminarayan Mandir (Evening visit). Completed
28/04/16 - Haslam Park Primary school. Completed
 
May 2016
 
3-4-5/05/16 - Turton School - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir, Victoria Hall 3 days. Completed
18/05/16 - MIMZ Swaminarayan Mandir - Swaminarayan Mandir only. Cancelled
18/05/16 - Ladywood School - Zakariyya Mosque only. Completed
23/05/16 - Prestolee Primary School - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
24/05/16 - Devonshire Road Primary School - Krishna Mandir Beverley Rd. Completed
27/05/16 - Bolton School (girls) - Bridge Church - 2 groups. Completed
31/05/16 - Southport College- Zakariyya , Swaminarayan & Emmanuel Church ( Lunch). Completed
 
June 2016
 
01/06/16 - Balvikas group young children - Veda Mandir (Priya Narsai). Completed
07/06/16 - Eagley Infant School - Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
07/06/16 - Gilnow Primary School - Emmanuel Church (Baptism Study). Completed
08/06/16 - St James Daisy Hill - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
09/06/16 - Unsworth Primary School - Zakariyya Mosque only. Completed
09/06/16 - St. Josephs (Wrightington) - Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
09/06/16 - Gilnow Primary School - year 4 Swaminarayan Mandir 1.30pm visit. Completed
10/06/16 - Explorer Scouts group - Swaminarayan Mandir 6.45pm - 8pm (evening visit). Completed
13/06/16 - Lowton Primary School - Swaminarayan Mandir. Cancelled
14/06/16 - South Walney Junior - Barrow - Zakariyya Mosque & Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
15/06/16 - Bishop Bridgeman School Great Lever - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
16/06/16 - Prestolee Primary School - Zakariyya Mosque, Zakariyya Mandir. Completed
17/06/16 - Clevelands Prep School - Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
19/06/16 - Scouts/ Cubs group Kearsley at Swaminarayan Mandir (Sunday morning). Completed
20/06/16 TO 23/06/16 - Canon Slade - - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir 4 days. Completed
24/06/16 - Twelve Apostles RC School - Swaminarayan Mandir only. Completed
27/06/16 - Washacre Primary School -Westhoughton - Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
28/06/16 - Clevelands Prep School - Zakariyya Mosque. Completed
29/06/16 - Bishop Bridgeman School Great Lever - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir, Emmanuel Church. Completed
 
July 2016
 
04/07/16 - St. Thomas CE- Westoughton - Zakariyya Mosque & Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
05/07/16 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club - National Citizenship Project - Swaminarayan Mandir, Victoria Hall. Completed
06/07/16 - Ladybridge High School - 2 groups (all morning). Completed
11/07/16 - Eatock Primary - W'Houghton- Zakariyya, Swaminarayan & Church to be sorted ( Lunch). Completed
12/07/16 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club - National Citizenship Project - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir, Emmanuel. Completed
13/07/16 - Moorgate Primary School - Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
14/07/16 - Moorgate Primary School - Zakariyya Mosque. Completed
19/07/16 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club - National Citizenship Project - Zakariyya Mosque, Victoria Hall. Completed
19/07/16 - Eden Boys School - Swaminarayan Mandir & Zakariyya Mosque. Cancelled
26/07/16 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club - National Citizenship Project - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir, Emmanuel. Completed
 
August 2016
 
02/08/16 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club - National Citizenship Project - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir, St. Georges Church. Completed
09/08/16 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club - National Citizenship Project - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir, St. Georges Church. Completed
 
September 2016
 
October 2016
 
05/10/16 - South Walney Junior School - Zakariyya Mosque and Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
12/10/16 - Beavers & Scouts 6.30 pm at Zakariyya - Chan will be attending. Completed
07/10/16 - October 2016 Assembly meeting at Eden Boys School Halliwell talking about Interfaith and Hinduism. Completed
11/10/16 - Ladywood School at Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
12/10/16 - Bolton North Cubs group - Zakariyya Mosque evening visit.(6.30pm - 8pm). Completed
18/10/16 - Faith panel at Mytham Primary- all morning - BCOM,BHF,BCCC& BIC. Completed
19/10/16 - Travel to Peterborough with Chan for IF - UK - national interfaith meeting. Completed
20/10/16 - Oxford Rd. Primary at Veda Mandir. Completed
22/10/16 - Community Group from Building Bridges Tonge Moor - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir, St. Thomas Church. Completed
25/10/16 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club -NCS project - group of 75 - Zakariyya Mosque and Swaminarayan Mandir. (Walking). Completed
29/10/16 - Bolton Lads & Girls Club - NCS project - group of 60 in two group places -(Walking). 10.00 - 11.15 am only Zakariyya, Swaminarayan & Church to be sorted for BOTH visits. Completed

November 2016
 
02/11/16 - Hazel Hurst Primary - Ramsbottom- 30 pupils & 7 staff- Swaminarayan Mandir. Completed
02/11/16 - Week of peace prayers at Friends meeting house- 1.00 pm to 2.30 pm only. Completed
03/11/16 - St Simon & Jude - 60 pupils, yr 4 - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir and Emmanuel Church. Completed
03/11/16 - St. Andrews School Over Hulton - Swaminarayan Mandir only. Completed
08/11/16 - Bolton Islamic 24 Girls School- Three places -Zakariyya, Swaminarayan & Church to sorted ( Walking). Completed
10/11/16 - St Saviour CE Primary School year 1 - Swaminarayan Mandir only. Completed
14/11/16 - Bolton School Girls Division - topic to discuss "Importance of Interfaith Week" and visit Zakariyya Mosque . Completed
15/11/16 - Bolton Muslim girls school - topic "How can we break the barriers based upon Perceptions and Prejudices" Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir and Emmanuel Church. Completed
21/11/16 - St Stephen & St Martyrs school at Zakariyya Mosque. Completed
29/11/16 - Ladybridge Primary School - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir and Emmanuel Church. Completed
30/11/16 - Lowton J & I School - Zakariyya Mosque Only. Completed
 
December 2016
 
01/12/16 - St Simon & St Jude - Zakariyya Mosque, Swaminarayan Mandir and Emmanuel Church. Completed
09/12/16 - Bury Adult Learning Centre Swaminarayan Mandir Only.

Completed BIC lead Community Events for 2016

January 2016
 
27/01/16 - Holocaust Memorial - first time held at University Technical College Completed

February 2016
 
March 2016
 
 
April 2016

15/04/16 - Inspirational Women awards and book launch Supporting Women in Neighbourhoods Recognising achievements of local women at UTC Bolton. Completed
27/04/16 Bishop of Bolton - Re Rev Chris Edmondson. Reflecting on his Ministry. Bolton Council of Mosques. Completed
 
May 2016
 
16/05/16 - Chan and Meera Solanki attending National Interfaith Meeting in London. Completed
 
June 2016

23/06/16 - Genocide Memorial Cermony - Bolton Central Library Lecturer Theatre - School and Community Groups involved held during refugee week. Completed
 
July 2016
 
09/07/16 - Spirit of Bolton - Bolton Town Centre.  Sadly this year the event is cancelled.
20/07/16 - A Peace Prayer vigil for all community at Swaminarayan Mandir , Deane Rd for Victims of Nice ( France ). Completed
26/07/16 - A Peace prayer vigil at ST. Patricks Church for Father Jacques Hamel - Priest tragically killed in Munich. Completed
 
August 2016
 
September 2016
 
October 2016

01/10/16 - Interfaith Cricket & Rounder's competition to take place at Bolton Indian Sports Club Hacken Lane. Completed
18/10/16 - Diversity Day - Faith Panel - Various Faiths attending - At Mytham Primary School. Completed
26/10/16 - supporting Afro Caribbean Centre celebrating Black History Month - off Derby Street. Completed
 
November 2016

02/11/16 - 1.15pm - 2.15pm Prayers for World Peace at Friends Meeting House, Silverwell St, Bolton BL1 1PP. Completed

W/C 13/11/16 to 20/11/16 "National Interfaith Week" of community engagement activities.
We shall be holding numbers of events during the week which are listed below.

14/11/16 Bolton School Girls Division at Zakariyya Mosque - faith trail and discussing value of National Interfaith week. Completed
15/11/16 Bolton Muslims Girls School at Swaminarayan Mandir, Emmanuel Church and Zakariyya Mosque. and discussing importance of breaking down the barriers based upon Perceptions and Prejudices. Completed
16/11/16 Celebration of Eid, Diwali and Advent led by Asians Elders. A wonderful intergenerational community cohesion event - Venue TBC. Completed
17/11/16 Attending, Supporting and Participating Greater Manchester Interfaith conference at Rochdale Football Club. Discussion about "Faith in Modern Britain". Completed
18/11/16 "Faith and Food share" with various schools and elders coming together at Emmanuel Church. Completed
19/11/16 "Multi Faith Prayers and panel discussion about Mahatma Gandhi's values in today's world". To be held Veda Mandir, Thomas Holden St, Bolton, BL1 2QG. Completed
 
December 2016
 

Completed BIC Supporting Other Community Organisation Events for 2016

January 2016
 
February 2016

7/02/16 - Open Day Zakariyya Mosque. Completed
 
March 2016
 
07-03/16 TO 11/03/16 - Work experience - students from Smithills School at BCOM. Completed
09/03/16 - Diversity Day @ University of Bolton Completed
17/03/16 - SACRE meeting (1.30pm). Completed
26/03/16 - Passion for Bolton - Town Hall Steps. Completed
 
April 2016
 
May 2016
 
06/05/16 - Supporting children centre Tong Moor Church at 10th anniversary celebration - Young ambassadors and volunteer supporting. Completed
19/05/16 - Celebrating Africa day at Bolton Community College. Completed
28/05/16 - Bolton Interfaith Council have been nominated for "Fusion Award" for faith trail work. Award ceremony will take place in Blackburn. Completed
 
June 2016
 
July 2016
 
07/07/16 - SACRE meeting (1.30pm). Completed
09/07 Supporting "Community Day" at Gilnow Primary School - Ambassadors & Volunteers Supporting. Completed
 
August 2016
 
06/08/16 - Supporting "Changing face of our communities" event at ST Andrews Church Tonge Moor.
12/08/16 - Attending International Youth event at Castel Hill Centre led by Bolton Council.
 
September 2016
 
October 2016
 
19/10/16 - Attending Interfaith Network - UK - Annual Meeting & AGM in Peterborough. Completed

November 2016
 
30/11/16 - Attending - Supporting - Local SACRE Meeting. Completed

December 2016

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