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Light For Leeds 2018 - Interfaith Week event

Light For Leeds 2018 - Interfaith Week event
Dates and times

18 Nov 2018 12pm - 4:15pm

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Kirkstall Abbey

Abbey Walk, Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS5 3EH

An interfaith Week event featuring representation of the major faiths and celebrating what we have in common.

Featuring stalls, musical performances, prayer, meditation, food and drink.

The day will conclude with a guided walk to the Chapter House at 3.45pm.

This year will focus on peace and will feature a chance to view a small display entitled 'Faith In Peace And War', with specially commissioned artwork by Suman Kaur, inspired by the centenary of the armistice which was concluded at the end of the First World War.  

Attendees and faith representatives from Brahma Kumaris Leeds, Leeds Churches Together, GNNSJ Leeds, J-Fest and Makor, The Pagan Federation, The Abbeylands Team, Concord Interfaith, the Abu Haraira Mosque in Beeston and Leeds Hindu Mandir.

Programme for the day below:

All activities take place in Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre, except where noted otherwise.

12 noon-12.15pm

Afternoon prayers (Zuhr) and official welcome

12.30pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

St Peter’s Singers perform ‘'Penthos - a meditation on conflict and reconciliation’ in Kirkstall Abbey nave

12.45pm-1pm & 2.45pm-3pm

Meditative walks, Abbey grounds (starting at the Visitor Centre)


Carol singing 


Sitar playing


later afternoon prayers (Asr)


Performance of Jewish music


Guided dusk walk to the Chapter House & sunset prayers (Maghrib)


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Please check times with event organiser for any last minute changes.

Wheelchair Access

The visitor centre is fully accessible and so are most of the grounds. Please note that Kirkstall Abbey is a heritage site and some areas of the grounds are cobbled and/or uneven.

Kirkstall Abbey
  • Family friendly
  • Wheelchair access
  • Commemorating WWI
  • Market
  • Performance
  • Show
  • Social
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