The distinctive domed round front part of our buildings was designed to host`London Inter Faith Centre` – a Christian hosted place of engagement, study and interaction between people of different faiths, beliefs and ideologies. It is a joint project of both the Church of England and United Reformed Church, both of whom worship within the Church of St Anne and St Andrew.
The inter faith work based here relates to and is an expression of our Christian ministry of being “true to self and open to others”. That is to say the inter faith work is not a separate and detached specialism but rather is very much related to the rest of our Christian living.
We promote fuller and better relationships and collaboration between those of different faiths – and also among those of ideological perspectives outside the main world religions.
We invite you to engage with us on issues of the day – over a wide range of subjects and questions that we explore in association with London Inter Faith Centre, around the areas of society, social justice, spirituality, religion and so on.
The issues we look at concern faith and life – from the religions and secularism to who we are, separately and together, in our society. We seek to tease out, re-visit and challenge various assumptions.
London Inter Faith Centre is in the process of changing following Fr Laurence Hillel’s retirement. Programs are now being offered at a wide range of other venues and by a different parts of the Diocese. This includes work at St Paul’s Cathedral and St John’s Southall. Rev Dr John Parry will continue to offer events here at LIFC until Summer 2020.
St Anne’s Congregation remains committed to working closely with our neighbours and friends of other faiths, and look forward to exploring what this will look like in the future.