Noah’s Pudding Celebration in Reading

Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:45 in Community Engagement

Where: Reading Quaker Meeting House, 2 Church Street, Reading, RG1 2SB
Date: 11th December 2012
Time: 18:45


  • Jenny Rynn, The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Reading
  • Sarah Griffin, Former Chair of Reading Interfaith Group


The basis of annual Dialogue Society grass roots activities, ‘Noah's Pudding’ celebrates the common heritage of Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

In the Muslim prophetic tradition, the day Moses (peace be upon him) and his community were saved from the Pharaoh's army, and the day Noah's (peace be upon him) ark was saved from the flood is marked with fasting, and in modern times with the sharing of a special dessert known as ‘Noah's Pudding’.

Every year, thousands of bowls of Noah's pudding are shared by the families of Dialogue Society volunteers with their neighbours and with members of various faith-based organizations in the South of the UK.

Biography of Jenny Rynn

The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Reading Cllr Jenny Rynn was born and brought up in Tilehurst, Reading. She attended Grovelands Primary School and then moved on to Alfred Sutton Girls School.

Upon leaving school, Jenny worked for Lloyds Bank in Broad Street. When she married, she and her husband went to live in South Africa for 7 years.

She then returned to Reading and worked for various companies and now works for Deloitte, the accountancy firm.

Jenny became a Conservative Councillor in 2006 in Kentwood Ward and in 2012 Jenny became The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Reading.

Biography of Sarah Griffin

Sarah Griffin is a Quaker and member or Reading Meeting. Her family background involved many Christian denominations and on the other hand she lived her childhood in Libya that led to respect for Islam.

Sarah is a teacher like her husband. She has 3 children and one grand daughter.

She is a former Councillor for Redlands Ward. Sarah was the Chair of Reading Interfaith Group until she stood down due to the health problems. Sarah set up Friendship Walks through the Reading Interfaith Group in response to 9/11.

She is now the Quaker Chaplain at Reading College.


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