Southampton Interfaith Link and Southampton Council of Faiths
Southampton Interfaith Link (SIFL) and Southampton Council of Faiths (SCOF) are made up of individuals who care passionately about trying to develop an understanding of each other’s faiths and practices in the city of Southampton and surrounding area.
Southampton Interfaith Link offers a few meetings a year where anyone can attend for dialogue and develop understanding. One of the most popular events is the Peace Walk held in June each year when people visit some of the places of worship in the city.
Southampton Council of Faiths grew out of SIFL and provides the ‘official’ engagement with other organisations. There are five representatives for each of the seven main faiths –
The city is quite unique in that SCOF provide advisors each year to the Mayor of Southampton and attend various events such as Remembrance Sunday etc.
We believe that if we can break down the barriers that appear to divide us we can truly work towards a world where peace is possible in the future. We have already seen some amazing results when people have come together to recognise disasters around the world and we aim to reproduce this in the city.
For further information please visit the Southampton Council of Faiths website
Parish of Southampton City Centre
For over a thousand years Christians in Southampton have worshipped in our churches at the special moments in their lives and week by week. We have one of the most ethnically diverse and culturally rich parishes in the country, not typical either of Southampton itself or the diocese of Winchester.
This means that our mission will always be varied as we seek to be creative in the ways in which we relate the Christian faith. It also means that our congregations are very cosmopolitan and diverse in terms of backgrounds and experience. We have two main mission bases within our parish: St Mary’s church in Southampton, which is the oldest site of Christian worship and St Michael’s church in Southampton which is the oldest surviving church building in the city.
For further information please visit the parish of Southampton City Centre website
Southampton City Catholics
St. Joseph's and St. Edmund's is a warm, welcoming and diverse Catholic community at the heart of Southampton. People from across the globe come regularly to worship here at one of the several Sunday or weekday Masses. Catholics and people of any Christian community or faith (or none) are able to use St Edmund's Church as a place of quiet and reflection throughout the day.
Find out more by visiting the Southampton City Cathoilics website
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