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Multi-Faiths

Faith at Blackpool Sixth remains a focal point for many of our students.

Multi-Faith Worker

The Multi-Faith Worker is available in College to supports students and staff to explore wider issues about the world from their own perspective based on culture, religion or belief. The Multi-Faith Worker provides the following to those of all faiths or none at all:

  • Exploration of spirituality
  • Reflection on life experience
  • Prayer and worship
  • Discussion of ethical issues
  • Help and support on a 1:1 basis

Links with local faith community

The College has forged links with faith leaders from the local community to ensure that the needs of students from particular faith groups are met.

Buddhist

Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Centre
www.meditationinblackpool.org.uk

Christian

Reverend Robert Horn
Christ the King Catholic Church
bobhornctk@hotmail.co.uk

Hindu

Fylde Coast Hindu Society
Dr Kadaba Vasudev
vasudev@globalnet.co.uk

Jewish

Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation
Rabbi David Braunhold
Tel: 01253 392382

Muslim

Central Mosque and Islamic Community Centre
Maulana Ashfaq Patel
ashfaq_patel@hotmail.com

Facilities and Activities

  • A Prayer and Meditation Room – The College has a multi-faith Prayer Room for reflection that is available for students and staff who wish to pray, meditate or take a quiet break.
  • Feast of the Week – A weekly celebration of different religious feast days in the weekly staff/student newsletter.
  • Food and Faith Days – An opportunity to try a traditional dish which represents a festival from a particular faith.
  • Faith Forum – Students are represented on the Blackpool Council’s Faith Forum.
  • Inter-faith Week – The College worked with the Interfaith Youth Trust to provide a weeklong celebration of different faiths, values and beliefs.
  • Respect Week – The aim of Respect Week is to celebrate diversity and encourage a culture of tolerance and mutual respect.
  • The Christian Union – meet every week for collective worship.
  • Festival of Lessons and Carols – This is always an exceptional event in College’s calendar. The service takes place at St Chad’s Church, Poulton-le-Fylde.
  • Pilgrimage to Lourdes – Many of our Roman Catholic students take part in the annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes as well as many other fundraising activities throughout the year.
  • Faith Visit – A visit to the diocesan youth centre Castlerigg, is available to all our students. This allows our students the opportunity to explore their faith.
  • Islam Awareness Week – Students from the Muslim community give presentation to their peers.
  • Friday Prayers – A mini bus is now available for students who wish to attend Friday prayer at the Mosque.
  • Meditation – Members of the Keajra Kadampa Buddhist Centre offer meditation sessions for students and staff.

Further information

For more information please contact Louise Lavery (Blackpool Sixth’s Multi-Faith Worker) on 01253 394911 or email louise.lavery@blackpoolsixth.ac.uk