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Volunteers get to work to mark Inter Faith Week

Published on Monday, November 13, 2017

VOLUNTEERS from Leicester City Council will be mucking in to transform a city centre courtyard this week.

Council staff will be marking Interfaith Week (12-19 November) by joining together as an ‘interfaith taskforce’ to give the courtyard at the City Retreat, in Church Gate, a makeover.

The City Retreat is a centre providing a welcoming space where people from all walks of life can get together to explore, discuss and share matters of faith.

Cllr Manjula Sood, assistant city mayor responsible for communities and equalities, will plant a Japanese maple in the new courtyard.

She said: “Inter Faith Week focuses on increasing understanding, respect and co-operation between different faiths.

“To mark the week, city council staff from a variety of different faith backgrounds will be giving up their time to improve an area where people can take time out of their busy lives, away from the hustle and bustle of city life, to reflect and meditate on what is really important to them. I’m very pleased to be involved in this project.”

To find out more about the City Retreat, visit

To find out more about Inter Faith Week, visit