The Interfaith Contact Group

The Brighton & Hove Interfaith Contact Group


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About The Interfaith Contact Group

The Brighton & Hove Inter-Faith Contact Group (IFCG) exists as a resource for contact and dialogue between many faith communities and traditions in the Brighton and Hove area. We work together to build peaceful relations, and promote greater understanding between people of different faiths, and none, and their communities in our City.

Prayers and Services Connecting our City

The Interfaith Contact Group (IFCG) connects people of different faith in shared experiences. These inspirational gatherings include our monthly prayers, which take place on the last Thursday of the month, either on Zoom or at a spiritual location, favoured by our friends and members. In addition to this we hold monthly meetings  – Fostering Friendship – where we share ideas between members, friends and sometimes invited speakers covering a range of lively themes. In late autumn we will be holding our annual interfaith service for the City of Brighton and Hove, which involves people of all faiths, ethnicities and ages in a moment of sacred connection and harmony.

If you would like to join the IFCG please contact our membership secretary. If you wish to become a friend, please write to our secretary.


Light in the Lockdown

The Covid 19 crisis has profoundly affected so many of us. Many faith groups have responded heroically even though the doors of their places of worship were closed during lockdown. Thanks to so many good, kind and diverse groups, many people across the City have been fed and nurtured, and the IFCG has sought to bring comfort with a weekly selection of prayers, poems and readings — Words of Connection.

All this and the growing awareness of the importance of spirit has been included in an inspired and compassionate documentary film entitled Light in the Lockdown, produced by the IFCG and created by the gifted ethical film-maker Sarah West of West Creative. We invite you to enjoy this film, and also share it as widely as possible with others. Thank you.

Please click the link below for more information on what the IFCG is and what it does:

IFCG Summary

IFCG Contact Details

Brighton & Hove Interfaith Contact Group

IFCG Chair – Peter Wells

IFCG Secretary – Sheila Boyer

IFCG Membership Secretary – David Selo