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An introduction to Faith Festivals

We have been asking our trustees to share with us a brief guide to a Faith festival that is important to them.

Click on the buttons below to see what they say.

Some of our trustees have shared Festivals they are celebrating and what it means to them.

Faith Festivals

We will be adding to these over the next few months, so please come back and have a look again!

We hope you find them useful and informative!

Faith Festivals… Tu B’Shevat

By rff | February 10, 2020

What means to me… by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum   The festival of Tu B’Shevat falls in February. Tu B’Shevat This is the new year for trees and in the Holy Land very many trees are planted. School children are encouraged to take part in tree planting ceremonies. This is an…

Faith Festivals… Purim

By rff | January 16, 2020

What Purim means to me… by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum   The festival of Purim falls in March this year. It is to celebrate the survival of the Jewish people in Persia. Queen Esther, wife of the King,  Ahasuhearus, petitioned the King to protect his Jewish subjects. The Chief Minister, Haman,…

Faith Festivals… Chanukah

By rff | January 16, 2020

Chanukah … by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum This festival notes the reclaiming of the Jewish Temple by a group of freedom fighters called the Macabees. When they entered the Temple to light the everlasting light (a feature in many places of worship) there were only one, still sealed, container of oil.…

Faith Festivals… Easter

By rff | September 12, 2019

What Easter means to me… by Phil Butcher, Trustee of Redbridge Faith forum As a Christian, Easter is the most important Feast in our calendar. Within Roman Catholicism, in common with many other Christian traditions, the Easter season starts with Lent, forty day period of prayer, almsgiving and abstinence. At the start we receive ‘ashes’…