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Sunday 26 June - Visit to Leeds to meet Jewish and Muslim communities

Our coach excursions have always been popular, and we have now organised our first one for several years.

We will be visiting Leeds to meet people from both communities and share experiences from the two sides of the Pennines on how we work together.

The details are as follows, with approximate timings in Leeds:


South Manchester coach pickup point:
British Muslim Heritage Centre, College Road, Manchester, M16 8BP

The precise pickup point is behind the building, next to the BMHC car park. You can park your car there all day, free, if you are driving to BMHC.


North Manchester coach pickup point:
Longfield Centre Car Park, Rectory Lane, Prestwich, Bury, M25 1AY.

Please be in the car park near the entrance from Rectory Lane. We understand that parking there is free.


Visiting Makkah Mosque Leeds, 36 Thornville Road, Leeds,
LS6 1JY.

The imam there, Qari Asim MBE, who is a practicing solicitor, is nationally famous for his interfaith work. They are providing light refreshments, a tour of the mosque, and time for discussion.


Visiting a synagogue in Leeds. (We are not publishing here which one.)

We will have a self-pay lunch at the synagogue, with informal discussion and dialogue with the Leeds Muslims and Jews, followed by a tour of the synagogue

After lunch

The Great Get Together is an initiative inspired by the late Jo Cox MP designed to bring people together to celebrate what they have in common.

A Leeds Great Get Together event is being planned for that afternoon. If it is near to the synagogue, as we expect, we will drop in to meet more people.


Expected return to North Manchester pickup point.


Expected return to South Manchester pickup point.


Places are limited. Please email to reserve your place. The booking deadline is the end of 19 June.


£25 per person to cover the cost of the coach.

After you book, we will email you our bank details so that you can pay us electronically to confirm your place.

If absolutely essential, we can also receive cheques.

We are particularly grateful to Simon Phillips, Interfaith Officer of the Leeds Jewish Representative Council, for his invaluable help in organising the programme in Leeds.

Sunday 24 July at 12:30 - Picnic

Our annual picnic, open to people of all faiths and none, will be held again in St Mary's Park, St Mary's Road, Prestwich. We will be in the picnic area next to the car park and the tennis courts.

If you want to use Google maps, we recommend searching for The Phoenix Youth and Community Centre, St. Marys Park, St. Marys Rd, Prestwich, Manchester M25 1GG, which is just a few yards beyond the picnic area.

Our picnics are always very sociable occasions. However like last year we are being cautious since the return to normal life post-pandemic is inevitably a gradual process. Accordingly when it comes to sociability:

We hope to have a gazebo without side walls in case of rain.

Our picnics are always very enjoyable, and even with the above precautions to take account of the recent pandemic, we look forward to seeing you there.

There is no need to book; just come on the day.

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