Christmas Friendship Dinner with Croydon Minster

Mon, 03 Dec 2018 18:30 in Community Engagement

Venue: Croydon Minster Church Hall
Date: 3rd December 2018
Time: 18:30


  • Dr Andrew Bishop, Lead Croydon Minster
  • Penny Smith-Orr, Faith Together in Croydon
  • Tamkin Riaz, Pakistan Welfare Association South London
  • Kerim Balci, London Advocacy Group, Project Coordinator
  • Dr Alan Bayes, Chaplain, Whitgift School
  • Sharon Kilborne-Community Coordinator at Croydon Council

We organised a Christmas Friendship Dinner and Interfaith Event in partnership with Croydon Minster. The speakers covered a range of topics in their speeches.


  • 18:30-18:45 | Arrival and greetings
  • 18:50-18:55 | Dr Andrew Bishop , Croydon Minster:
    Welcome Speech & importance of Christmas
  • 18:55-18:10 | Kerim Balci, London Advocacy League:
    Interfaith communities and celebration of difference with Noah’s Pudding
  • 18:10-18:13 | Penny Smith, Faith Together in Croydon Chair:
    Interfaith events and groups. How can we show support?
  • 19:13-19:15 | Tamkin Riaz, Pakistan Welfare Association South London and Muslim Association of Croydon:
    How important it is to support and work with all faith groups as the Muslim community, and coexistence
  • 19:15 -19:17 | Rev Alan Bayes, Croydon Minster:
    Thanking the guests and sharing the idea behind this evening’s event
  • 19:17-20:00 | Dinner (Buffet):
    Mediterranean soup followed by a selection of Turkish specialities. (Vegetarian option is available)
  • 20:00-20:20 | Networking
  • Desserts- speciality serving of Noah’s Pudding
  • Tea & coffee
  • Closing remarks:
    Sharon Kilborne, Community Coordinator at Croydon Council