Celebration of Eid-ul-Adha on a gorgeous day

 

Yesterday, we celebrated Eid-ul-Adha (the end of the Haj pilgrimage) at Penmount. It was a beautiful still day and the wooden outline of the Inter-faith Centre looked inviting. As we arrived to set up our gazebo, Steve from Penmount Crematorium was mowing a path and was bringing chairs. A party was about to start and then gorgeous food started arriving.  Mubeen welcomed everyone by talking about the Haj Pilgrimage and by explaining how important it is to celebrate together. Thanks very much to everyone who came along, it was wonderful to see new families and thanks to everyone for bringing great food: all homemade and recipes from all over the world.  Some of our guests expected to see a building but were lovely and flexible and enjoyed an open-air party in our field. Thanks to everyone for coming and for all the good wishes…….

Eid ul Fitr at the Dor Kemmyn Field

Thanks to our hosts Nour and Mubeen for a lovely time celebrating Eid ul Fitr.  The afternoon commenced with Mubeen explaining about the Muslim Festival celebrating the end of Ramadan, and also about the three pillars at Mecca where many thousands of pilgrims go each year.  Stones are thrown by the pilgrims between the pillars which symbolises casting the ‘bad’ things within yourself, and starting afresh.

We then had a good time of socialising with many new faces present, and in true Dor Kemmyn tradition there was a fine array of colourful foods to treat ourselves with.  The children had a good time playing a game of throwing balls to hit tins on our Dor Kemmyn posts which was to resemble throwing stones at the pillars.

It was good to be back at the Dor Kemmyn field.  It was a still, quiet and even warm October afternoon.  We hope one day in the near future we will be holding Eid again but in our new building.  Thanks to all those who came along.  It was a truly lovely event.

Celebration of Faith Diversity – 21st October at Truro School

Cornwall Faith Forum are looking forward to welcoming schools in the mid of the County to the Celebration of Faith Diversity day this year being held at Truro School, Truro.  The theme for the day will be ‘A year in the life of different Faith Traditions in Cornwall’.  There will be 8 workshops covering all the faiths in Cornwall.  The workshops will be interactive and informative for the year 5-6 children attending.

We are looking for volunteers to assist with chaperoning the children around the workshops and helping with the refreshments as well as other roles.  If you could help and volunteer we would love to hear from you.  Please contact Rita rita@dorkemmyn.org.uk  or telephone 0777 593 7485.

Please view flyer for further information Celebration of Faith Diversity, Truro – Primary School Event 21.10.14

Cornwall Faith Forum AGM – 20th October

The Cornwall Faith Forum AGM will be held on Monday, 20th October at 7.30 pm, with refreshments from 7.00 pm, at Epiphany House, Kenwyn, Truro  TR1 3DR.  We will cover election of ‘voting members’, updates of our education work and the Dor Kemmyn building project. All are welcome to attend.

Following the AGM we will have an Open Meeting on our theme of Architecture.  For more information contact Andrew Yates, Chair, Cornwall Faith Forum andrew.yates@truro.anglican.org

Look forward to seeing you there!

Interfaith Week

16th – 22nd November
We are hoping to hold an art exhibition of the faith traditions to be held at the Tremough Campus.

If you would like further information regarding these events, please contact Rita Stephen or tel. 07775 937 485

Celebration of Faith Diversity Primary Schools’ Event

Tuesday 21st October at Truro School.
Schools from the mid Cornwall are welcome to attend.

If you would like further information regarding these events, please contact Rita Stephen or tel. 07775 937 485

An Extra Ordinary General Meeting of the Cornwall Faith Forum

An Extra Ordinary General Meeting of the Cornwall Faith Forum (CFF) is to be held on:

Wednesday, 9th July at 7.30 pm (refreshments served from 7.00 pm)
at Diocesan House, Kenwyn, Truro TR1 1JQ.

This is owing to a change to the constitution of the Forum and the details are set out in the following documents:

Invitation to the Extra Ordinary General Meeting of the Cornwall Faith Forum
CFF Structure CIO proposal May 2014
CFF Draft Constitution July 2014

In addition to this Extra Ordinary General Meeting as we are coming together as a Forum, we will use this opportunity to continue our exploration of Sacred Architecture from the perspectives of our various Faith Traditions.
All welcome.
For further information contact Andrew Yates andrew.yates@truro.anglican.org