Woking People Of Faith

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  1.  Our Deputy Chair, Philip Goldenberg has recently written a book: 'Walking Through Different Worlds: Annoying People For Good'.  There is a chapter describing the work Philip has done with Woking People of Faith.  
  2.  Woking URC, White Rose Lane, Woking, GU22 7HA, will be hosting hustings for the general election on Thursday 21st November, 7.30pm.  So far the candidates for the three main parties have confirmed their attendance and invitations will also be issued to any other candidates following the deadline.  For further information, please email:  office@wokingurc.org.uk
  3. 'Celebrating 130 years of the Shah Jahan Mosque in Woking.' The Shah Jahan Mosque was built in 1889 and is the first purpose built Mosque as well as the first Grade 1 listed Mosque in Britain.  The exhibition explains the history of the building and the fascinating intertwined narratives of both the people of Woking and of those who visited and worked at the Mosque.  The historical research reveals the significant history of the establishment of Muslim organisations and figures in Britain, whilst the personal stories uncover less well-known aspects of history.  It is on display on the ground floor in The Lighthouse Art Gallery, Chobham Road, Woking, GU21 4AA until Thursday 28th November.  Free entry, however a suggested donation of £3 would be welcomed. 
  4. Woking Borough Council is holding a Tea Dance on Wednesday 4th December from 1pm to 4pm at HG Wells Conference and Events Centre.  Ballroom, Latin, Jive and Swing.  No partner required.  Beginner or expert dancer, they will hold your hand and gently guide you around the dance floor.  Ticket price £3 on the door, includes tea and cake.  Advanced booking required, email arts@woking.gov.uk or phone 01483 743696.
  5. Every year Across and ChristChurch host an International Carol Service that includes readings and carols in many different languages, represented by the many nations who live here in our neighbourhood.  It is the highlight of the Across calendar, with a packed church, carols and readings and festive refreshments to end the evening off helping us to experience the joy of a global Christmas.  Do come and join in.  All are welcome.  Why not bring your international friends?  If you would like to take part by singing or reading in a language other than English, we would love to hear from you!  For more information:  acrosswokingoffice@gmail.com.  ChristChurch, Woking, Saturday 7th December, 7pm
  6. Join other women for an afternoon of Christmas cheer at the Across Christmas Tea and Craft Party on Saturday 15th December, 3pm - 5pm at St Paul's Church, 62 Oriental Road, Woking, GU22 7BD.  Enjoy festive (halal) refreshments and make Christmas angels.  All women and girls over 13 welcome - bring your friends.  Please RSVP to acrosswokingoffice@gmail.com
  7. The Chaplaincy Team at Frimley Park Hospital invite you to a Faith Leaders' Meeting - Presentation on Organ Donation by a specialist nurse on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 7pm at the Lecture Theatre in the Post Graduate Education Centre of Frimley Park Hospital, Portsmouth Road, Frimley, GU16 7UJ.  Dedicated parking will be provided free of charge.  Please RSVP for more details by Monday 6th January to anna.murphy21@nhs.net 
  8. Diabetes UK are looking for Community Champions in our area.  You can help people in your community improve their health by taking diabetes seriously, inspire them to reduce their risk of diabetes, or manage their diabetes better - and build up your own skills and confidence.  Diabetes UK will give you all the training and confidence you'll need to make a real difference.  Email:  communitychampions@diabetes.org.uk or phone 0800 138 1639 for further information.





Date: Tuesday 1st May 2018

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