May this year saw the 20th anniversary of the founding of Altrincham Interfaith Group and to celebrate this landmark an Anniversary Tea Party was organised to be held on May14th at Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College. It was to be a Bring and Share event with all the faith groups contributing plates of sandwiches and cakes. It was a great success with masses of food and a really happy atmosphere as this was the first time a large number of people in AIG had met together since the beginning of Covid. After a welcome from the AIG Chair, Dr Kaushik Chakraborty, the Mayor of Trafford, Councillor Chris Boyes, gave a greeting and after prayers from founder members of the group the tea began. Guest speaker Iftikhar Awan, another founder member, gave an address in which he described how the group began, and Vice-Chair Elinor Chohan gave a moving speech about the future of our Interfaith group. We are most grateful to Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College for the use of their premises and especially to Laura Hussain, School Events and Communications Co-ordinator, for facilitating this.
Carolyn Jones (Honorary Secretary, Altrincham Interfaith Group)