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.

Vigils for the Crisis in the Ukraine in our City

Since the outbreak of war in the Ukraine there has been strong feelings about what can be done, and also a need for many of us to be with other like minds, honouring peace, sitting in silence or in prayer. The IFCG will be reporting on vigils that may take place during the coming months.

For those who may not be so mobile, or who prefer to join a prayer meeting via Zoom, the IFCG’s next “Prayer Hour” will take place on Thursday 28th April 2022 starting at 7pm on Zoom. These peaceful Zoom prayer sessions offer silence, reflection, sharing of prayers and inspirational readings. You are welcome to contribute. Do please bring a candle to light if you wish.

If you would like to join our Zoom meeting, please write to me (Rev Anthea Ballam) at my email address


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