8 March 2020

Dear Friend, 


I am writing to you as a member of the Faith and Spirituality Network (Suffolk) to update you on some recent and current projects.




The Multi-Faith Centre has recently acquired the library of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, which is in the process of being re-catalogued. Once this major work is completed we hope that the library will be a valuable resource for those currently associated with the Centre and all interested in theology and religious studies. The catalogue will be available online and a series of events are planned to showcase our new extended library and promote the Multi-Faith Centre's use by faith groups, charities and community organisations.



Representatives from the East of England Faiths Agency contributed to a symposium held in Aldeburgh from 19th-23rd February, during which Andrew Marr, AC Grayling, Blake Morrison and others explored the theme of Time and Timelessness through philosophy, physics, theology, art, music, literature and poetry.



In order to keep members of the Network updated on forthcoming events and current issues, I invite you to give your consent to joining our new WhatsApp Group. If you would like us to be in touch with you in this way please email me your mobile telephone number.



Details of our current courses can be found on the EEFA website www.eefa.net. These are currently taught at the Mult-Faith Centre, 47 St Helen's Street, Ipswich. If, however, you would be interested in a course being held more locally to you, please let me know.



Finally, I would like to draw your attention to two significant events this month: The University of Suffolk: 2020 Faith Lecture and Sacred Music From Many Lands. Please find details below and posters attached.


Best wishes


Andrew Benedict





University of Suffolk: 2020 Faith Lecture



"The Changing Landscape of Religion and Belief: Standing at the Crossroads"



By Dr Ed Kessler MBE, Founder Director, Woolf Institute, Cambridge.


Wednesday, 18th March 2020 6.00 pm



Waterfront Building



University of Suffolk, IPSWICH, IP4 1QJ



(Please see Poster attached for further details)




Sacred Music


from Many Lands


Saturday 21st March 11.00am to 3.00pm


EEFA event incorporating world-buffet lunch (veggy)


EEFA invites you to join multi-instrumentalist Stefan Freeman as we explore Harmony and Sound with an interfaith focus. The workshop includes live music and song + lunch and costs 10. Book with Cynthia, Email: c.capey@eefa.net.


Venue is the Multifaith Centre in Ipswich at 47 St Helen's St IP4 2JL.

Limited free parking onsite.


(Please see Poster attached)