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The information in this directory is correct as of December 2015

The Directory is divided into the following sections:-

 

Introduction to the Spring 2012 online edition by Rev. Canon David Wiseman

Chair of Northampton Inter Faith Forum

This updated electronic version of the Directory has been made possible through funding provided by Northampton Borough Council to Northampton Inter Faith Forum for a Development Worker and Support Worker.

The significance of faith in the shaping of our identities and communities is increasingly recognised as having potential for bringing people together and building resilience against that which may divide our society. The Forum exists to build positive relationships that strengthen what is held in common and explore with respect, friendship and understanding our differences.

Foreword by Rev. Canon John Udris – Former Chair of Northampton Inter Faith Forum

Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi in Britain, gave a lecture, “How faith communities can renew civil society”. He asked his audience to imagine being on the London Eye, looking at all the buildings in view, and asking “What goes on in there?” (Cited in “The Tablet” 14 Feb. 09). Amongst the buildings would be Churches, Mosques, Synagogues, Temples, and Gurdwara. What happens in these, and what they have in common, is the sharing of spiritual treasures, bonding and building up communities, and inspiring people to serve their neighbours. No city or town is healthy without them.

Northampton Inter Faith Forum (NIFF) was formally launched in 2006 for the mutual encouragement of individual faith communities, and to work for better understanding between members of different faiths. NIFF includes representatives of the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faiths. Members of these faiths live throughout the County of Northamptonshire. Until now there has been no way in which people of all the different faiths could contact each other across the County. Nor has there been a resource for others who need to make contact with the various groups. Now there is. This directory aims to meet the need.

In 2008, through the Department for Communities and Local Government, funding became available to provide an Inter Faith Development Worker for NIFF for an 8-month period. This work included the creation of this Inter Faith Directory for the County Of Northamptonshire. NIFF were pleased to manage this project with the support of Northamptonshire County Council, Wellingborough Inter Faith Group, and Faithworks Northampton.

The aim was not to set up another organisation, but to gather and organise information about Faith communities, and inter faith groups throughout the County; and to provide details of key contact people within these groups. NIFF believes this will facilitate and encourage inter faith networking both at local level and county-wide. But the directory will be helpful in other ways.

Public bodies, including Local Authorities, Emergency Services, and other agencies will find this directory helpful in those many situations where a person’s or a group’s faith and their roots are of importance; and where faith groups are significant providers in their communities. Without doubt, this directory will help promote social cohesion within the County.

Countywide Contacts

Northampton Inter Faith Forum
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.niff.org.uk

Christian
Churches Together in Northamptonshire and Peterborough
Stuart Jenkins
Ecumenical Development Officer
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: www.shireandsoke.org.uk

Sikh Education Service
(Sikh workshops and training across all sectors)
Contact: Harkirat Singh
email      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
contact   07968 143546

Northamptonshire County Council
Emergency Planning Team
Joanne Maddams
Tel: 0300 126 1012
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Web: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/emergencies

Northamptonshire Police - Community Engagement
Address: Campbell Square Police Station, The Mounts, Northampton. NN1 3EL
PC 133 Nick Stephens
Telephone 101 Ext 345727 | Mob 07557776221
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DC 1121 Rachel Packman
Telephone 101 Ext 345227 | Mob 07557776381
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The University of Northampton Multifaith Chaplaincy 

Tel: 01604 892488 / 07879 084653
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Corby

Buddhist [Vietnamese]

Ann Irving
Tel: 01832 731557
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Website: www.interbeing.org.uk

Christian
Churches Together in Corby
Chair: Rev. Paul Frost
Tel: 01536 402106
Email:

Hindu
Ashok Nathwani
Tel: 01536 397612 or Mob.07845689108
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Muslim
Corby Muslim Association
Chair: Yusuf Chaudhury
077337872712

Corby Borough Council
Asst. Chief Executive
Angela Warburton
Tel: 01536 464008
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Website: www.corby.gov.uk


Daventry

Buddhist

Nagarjuna Buddhist Centre
Community Relations Officer
Tel: 01604 686778
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Website: www.meditation-nagarjuna.org

Christian
Churches Together in Daventry
Chair: Canon Michael Webber
Tel: 01327 876893
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Secretary: Helen Bowen
Tel: 01327 262500

Muslim
Daventry Muslim Association
Ahtaram Muhammad
07958-774551
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Daventry District Council
Community Safety Team
Kevin Fagan
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East Northants

Christian

Churches in Thrapston/Oundle
John Simpson
Tel: 01832 770010
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Council of Churches in Rushden & Higham Ferrers
Contact: Rev. Marie Lees
Tel: 01933-316084
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East Northamptonshire Council
Mike Greenway
Community Partnerships Manager
Tel. 01832 742244 / 07739 611132
www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk
https://twitter.com/ENCouncil

East Northants Faith Group
Mark Lees - Team leader ENCS
ENCS office - 01933 353946
Church Office - 01933 418002
Mobile - 07956011402
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Website: www.enfg.org.uk
ENCS is the operating name of the East Northants Faith Group the network for the faith community and its community impacting services in East Northamptonshire. Registered Charity No 1154210


 

Kettering

Buddhist (Tibetan)

Northants Buddhist Meditation Centre
Robert Pollak
Tel: 01536 520000
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Website: www.northantsbuddhists.com

Christian
Churches Together in Kettering
Vice Chair: Fiona de Boltz                                            
Tel: 01536 485690
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Website http://together.ourchurchweb.org.uk/kettering/

Hindu
Navin Pandya
Tel: 01536 350362
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Jewish (Reform Group)
Tony Sonn
Tel: 01536 511356
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Muslim
Kettering Muslim Association
Contact: Inam Khan
Tel: 07804029301
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Website: www.ketteringmuslim.co.uk

Sikh
Sri Guru Singh Sabha
23 – 25 King Street,
Kettering NN16 8QP
01536 511447

Kettering Borough Council
Community Services
Guy Holloway
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Northampton

Northampton Inter Faith Forum

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Website: www.niff.org.uk

Baha’i
Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Northampton
Secretary: Susan Phillips
Tel: 0800 619 0099
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Buddhist (Japanese)
Stephanie Smyth
Mob: 07919102150
Website: www.sgi-uk.org

Buddhist (non-sectarian, all inclusive group) 
Carol Parker
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Christian
Churches Together in Northampton
Secretary: Ted Hale
Tel: 01604 762305
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The website of Churches Together in Northampton has an almost complete list of the nearly 120 churches in Northampton. As well as the historic denominations there are churches reflecting a wide range of ethnicity; Chinese, Polish, Lithuanian, African, Caribbean, African etc. Website: www.churches-togethernorthampton.org.uk

Northampton Christian Network for Justice and Peace
Aideen Fogarty
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Hindu
Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation
Neelam Aggarwal
Tel: 01604 637900
or C.Mistry
Tel: 01604 404869
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                
Website: www.ihwo.org.uk

Jewish
Northampton Hebrew Congregation
John Josephs
Tel: 01604 633345
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Website: www.northantshc.org

Muslim
There are a number of mosques in Northampton.   Key contacts for the Muslim community are:

Northampton Islamic Association
Chair: Aziz Rahman
Tel: 07737 545236
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Website: www.niagroup.org.uk

Northampton Islamic Centre
Clare Street
Northampton
NN1 3JA
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Northampton Grand Mosque
Chairman: Mr Afiz Ali
8 St. George's Street
Northampton NN1 2TR
Tel 01604 626 930
Mob 07960 165529

Pearls of Peace
St James Community Centre, 144 St James Road, Northampton, NN5 5LQ
Contact No's: 07950213796/07796172612
www.facebook.com/pearlsofpeace
www.localgiving.com/pearlsofpeace

Anjumane Ghulamne Hazrat Abbas
2, Lorne Road.  NN1 3RN
Chair: Syed Jafri
Tel: 07730594938
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Website: www.agha110.co.uk

GEM Trust (Gulzar-e Madina Trust)
1, Collingdale Road, Headlands, NN3 2TS
Contact: Ayub Abdullah
Tel: 07736485942

St. James Jamia Masjid and Bangladeshi Islamic Centre
Mawlana Syed Zubair Ahmed
41-43 Argyle Street, St James NN5 7LJ
Tel: 01604 754085

Nigerian Muslim Community
Rectory Farm Community Centre
Olden Road. NN3 5DD
Contact: Prince Adesina
Tel: 07988448805

Abington Jame Mosque
Imam: Saif Nasir
49 Stimpson Avenue. NN1 4LR
Tel: 07581 011338
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Dialogue Society
Northampton Co-ordinator: Selcuk Bassoy
Tel: 07702927088
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Website: www.dialoguesociety.org

Sikh
Temple / Gurdwara/ Community Centre
Siri Guru Singh Sabha Northampton
Contact: Amarjit Singh Atwal
Tel: 07973620290
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Website: www.northamptonsikhs.org

Temple / Gurdwara / Ramgharia Community Centre
Cromwell Street  NN1 2TE
Contact: D. J. Basson
Mob: 07973620290

Northampton Borough Council
Head of Customer & Cultural Services
Marion Goodman
Tel: 03003307000
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Website: www.northampton.gov.uk

 

South Northants

Christian

Churches Together in Towcester
Convenor: Barbara Parfitt
Tel: 01327 353966
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Churches in Brackley
Contact: Rev. P. Olivent-Hayes
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Churches in Brackley Food Bank
Contact: Alan Perkins
Tel: 01869 810687
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South Northamptonshire Council
Community Development Manager                    
Paula Judd
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Website: www.SouthNorthants.gov.uk

 

Wellingborough

Wellingborough Inter Faith Group

Chair: Shashi Dholakia
Secretary: Cynthia Bailey
Tel: 01933 227844
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Baha’i
Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Wellingborough
Contact: Beverley Matthews
Tel: 01933 226867
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Christian
Churches Together in Wellingborough
Chair: Alan Palmer
Tel: 01933 678458
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www.ctiw.co.uk

Hindu
Wellingborough District Hindu Association
Chair: Ramesh Patel – Office Administrator
Tel: 01933 222250
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Muslim

Islahul Muslimeen (Mosque)
Cllr Tony Aslam
Tel: 07886 534562
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Borough Council of Wellingborough
Principal Support Manager
Gill Chapman
Tel: 01933 231710
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Website: www.wellingborough.gov.uk


National Organisations

The Inter Faith Network for the UK

Tel: 020 7730 0410
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Website: www.interfaith.org.uk

The Inter Faith Network for the UK (IFN) is an inter faith agency recognised and supported by central government: to which central government refers when it needs inter faith advice. It has excellent guidelines on inter faith dialogue and action. As members of IFN, NIFF incorporated these guidelines in their Constitution. Other bodies involved in inter faith work are advised to consult them. IFN are always willing to give advice and help if asked.

Faith Based Regeneration Network
Tel: 0207 842 8517
Website: www.fbrn.org.uk
  
The Faith Based Regeneration Network UK (FbRN) is the leading national multi faith network for community regeneration and social action. It reaches 9,000 individuals and projects, and all faiths.

 

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