Faith and Fire 2016 News

Updated 23rd July 2017

Faith and Fire 2016 News

November 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 29th November at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

November 2016

INTERFAITH WEEK 13-20 November 2016

http://www.interfaithweek.org/

SLEDP event

South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) presented a talk by Monsignor Francis Slattery on Interfaith on Thursday 17th November at The Kendal Quaker Friends Meeting House. The talk led to an interesting discussion on interfaith. SLEDP member Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili gave a short talk on BEWES Buddhists Engaged with Emergency Services and Faith and Fire. The Deputy Mayor of Kendal Councillor Andy Blackman attended.

“Priest’s talk at Quaker Tapestry celebrates friendship between faiths”

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14914329.Priest__39_s_talk_at_Quaker_Tapestry_celebrates_friendship_between_faiths/

“Veteran priest to celebrate friendship between faiths at Kendal event”

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14737950.Veteran_priest_to_celebrate_friendship_between_faiths_at_Kendal_event/?ref=mrb&lp=14

“Interfaith Week”, Catholic Voice, (February 2017) page 6.

http://www.catholicvoiceoflancaster.co.uk/catholic-voice-archives/

SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum Event

The Deputy Mayor of Kendal Councillor Andy Blackman, joined SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith for a celebration in Kendal Town Hall on Tuesday 15th November. Readings were given by the Deputy Mayor and local faith groups. A booklet of readings was prepared by SLIF.

https://southlakelandinterfaith.com/2016/11/03/slif-inter-faith-week-activities/

Readings from Inter Faith Week 2016: Inter Faith Week 2016 Tuesday 15th November, Kendal Town Hall Readings and prayers on the theme of Belonging

https://southlakelandinterfaith.com/2016/11/15/readings-from-interfaith-week-2016/

Faith and Fire Meeting

A Faith and Fire meeting was held at the GMFRS training centre for members of the Faith and Fire Steering Group including FRS staff, and Jacquetta Gomes and Keith Munnings on Monday 14th November.

October 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 18th October at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

October 2016

MANCHESTER BUDDHIST CONVENTION

www.manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com

The 2016 Manchester Buddhist Convention was held at Manchester University Chaplaincy on 15th October.

Buddhists, Fire and Rescue Service and Police Working Together in Cumbria posted 10 June 2012

https://manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/buddhists-fire-and-rescue-service-and-police-working-together-in-cumbria/

“Faith and Fire” posted 26 July 2015

https://manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com/spiritual-event-listings/faith-and-fire/

“Jacquetta Gomes – World’s First Female Buddhist Fire Chaplain” posted 26 July 2015

https://manchesterbuddhistconvention.wordpress.com/2015/07/26/jacquetta-gnomes-worlds-first-female-buddhist-fire-chaplain/

September 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 20th September at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

September 2016

Jacquetta Gomes represented The Fire Fighters Charity at the FRSCA Fire & Rescue Service Chaplains’ Association of the United Kingdom and Islands UK Conference at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-the-Marsh from 13th-15th September 2016.

http://www.fireservicecollege.ac.uk/

August 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 16th August at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

July 2016

Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (born in Sri Lanka) (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) led a retreat for BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) at Kendal Fire Station community room on 31st July 2016.

July 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 19th July at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

July 2016

The Rev Canon Dr Andrew Todd the Director of The Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies Centre visited Kendal on 11th July.

The visit was organized by The Cardiff Centre and Faith and Fire of which he is a member of the Steering Group.

In the morning he met Councillor Graham Vincent who represented Kendal Town Council.

He met Group Manager Justin Robinson from CFRS who is repsponsible for overseeing the Chaplaincy programme within CFRS. Justin Robinson offered the Community Room at Kendal Fire Staion as the venue for Rev Canon Dr Todd’s excellent Chaplaincy training session for 12 local chaplains in the afternoon.

In the evening he gave a public talk at Stricklandgate Methodist Church on the Cardiff Centre’s research and work with chaplains in different settings to offer a picture of chaplaincy today – its scope, purpose and range of people involved in and served by chaplaincy. He also spoke about the changing face of religion, belief and spirituality in the life of our society.

“Kendal talk to shine light on chaplaincy”, Westmorland Gazette, posted on website 7 June 2016.

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14538775.Kendal_talk_to_shine_light_on_chaplaincy/?ref=mac

“Talk at Kendal Church Shines Light on Chaplaincy”, Westmorland Gazette, posted on website 13 July 2016.

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14616276.Talk_at_Kendal_church_shines_light_on_chaplaincy/

June 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 21st June at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

May 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 17th May at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

April 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 19th April at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

March 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 29th March at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

February 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 16th February at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

February 2016

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has three Fire Chaplains who are Buddhists: Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa (Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester), Venerable Galpottayaye Pemananda (Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester) and Jacquetta Gomes (Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada)). Venerable Piyatissa led a session on Buddhism and Mindfulness for SF&RS staff and volunteers as part of World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrations on Friday 5th February.

http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/3452.asp

http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/Documents/chaplains-poster-2015-v2.pdf http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com

http://www.newslanka.net/staffordshire_fire_and_rescue_service.html

February 2016

Faith and Fire organized a visit to Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Manchester for Cheshire and Merseyside FRSs on 4th February 2016.

February 2016

A Faith and Fire meeting was held on 3rd February 2016 at Manchester Reform Synagogue, Jacksons Row, Manchester. Attendees included Rabbi Reuven Silverman, Yasmin Bukhari Bridging Cultures Coordinator GMFRS and Executive Member AFSA Asian Fire Service Association, and Jacquetta Gomes.

January 2016

The monthly silent meditation session for Cumbrian Buddhist Groups was held on Tuesday 19th January at Kendal Fire Station.

https://www.cumbriacommunitymessaging.co.uk/da/183178/Kendal_Fire_Station_news.html

January 2016

The Buddhist elibrary included pages by BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada).

http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/index.php?theme=classic&lang=english

Buddhist Precepts / Sila

http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/thumbnails.php?album=153

Buddhist Chaplaincy

http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/displayimage.php?pid=2453

Buddhist Fire Chaplaincy

http://www.buddhistelibrary.org/en/displayimage.php?pid=2454

“Kendal Buddhists ‘delighted’ that their works feature in new international eLibrary”, Westmorland Gazette, posted 1 February (2016).

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/14244520.Kendal_Buddhists__delighted__that_their_works_feature_in_new_international_eLibrary/

“Kendal Buddhists ‘delighted’ that their works feature in new international eLibrary”, The Buddhist Channel, 2 February, 2016.

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,12656,0,0,1,0#.WP8kscbTXIU