Diverse Doors

Diverse Doors

Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day

2020 February 23rd, Sunday

The Bristol Multi-Faith Forum has been organising the Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day for many years:

  • celebrating our religious diversity, giving a flavour of the many faiths in Bristol;
  • giving communities the chance to experience each other’s cultures and learn about each other’s beliefs; and
  • offering the opportunity to visit a range of places of worship and discover the many faith communities that exist in Bristol.

Over the years many places of worship have opened their doors to the general public as part of this event, which is unique to Bristol.

Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day 2020 will be on Sunday, the 23rd of February 2020.  This annual event organised by the Bristol Multi-Faith Forum offers the opportunity to visit a range of places of worship in Bristol. It aims to give a flavour of the many faiths in the city of Bristol. Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day 2020 is co-ordinated by BMFF Chair, Mayor Tom Aditya with the co-operation of the faith communities in Bristol and harmonised by BMFF support officer Lily Khandekar and BMFF Steering Group members.

This year, 12 places of worship will open their doors and in addition, 6 venues will be formed as a designated ‘Faith Trail’, each representing a different faith. The faith-trail includes a Buddhist Shrine, a Mosque, a Greek Orthodox Church, a Sikh Gurudwara, a Jewish Synagogue, a Hindu Temple and a Bahai Centre. At each of these 6 core venues, there was an opportunity to participate in a tour and a discussion. So people could follow the designated ‘Faith Trail’ at the specified times or visit any of the venues at their convenience. You can follow the faith trail, in our specially provided buses. For bookings please email, support@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk or call on 07394 913290.

The Faith Trail starts at 9.30 from the BMFF office at the Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Bristol (BS5 0AX). The BMFF had arranged special buses to transport people around the various venues on that day. The cost of the ‘faith trail bus’ is £5 per person (to be paid on the day), but places are limited so you need to book in advance.

The Faith Trail will be at Amitabha Buddhist Centre (Old Vicarage, Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8NX) by 10 am and will pass through the Greek Orthodox Church, the Easton Islamic Dargah, the Bristol Sikh Gurudwara, the Bristol Progressive Synagogue and finally culminates at the Hindu Temple by 4.30 pm. Please click the BBC radio link of the 2020 Diverse Doors Open Day to know more about it: https://youtu.be/h_ovkRbrjvU.

The details of this year’s Diverse Doors Open Day are enclosed in the leaflet below. Please join in.

 

For more details contact us on 07789 040267 or email us at info@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk

2020 Faith Trail Details

Time Place
09:30-09:45 Faith Trail Departure: Barton Hill Settlement
43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX
10:00-11:00 Amitabha Buddhist Centre
Old Vicarage, Gloucester Rd, Bristol, BS7 8NX
11:15-12:00 Bristol Greek Orthodox Church,

St Peter’s and St Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church
Lower Ashley Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0YL

12:15-13:00 Easton Islamic Dargah

(Greenbank Mosque)

Greenbank Road, Bristol BS5 6HE

13:15-14:30 Bristol Sikh Gurdwara

(Shri Guru Nanak Prakash Singh Sabha Gurdwara)
71-75 Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6SF

14:45-15.30 Bristol Progressive Jewish Synagogue

Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation
43/47 Bannerman Rd, Bristol BS5 0RR

16:00-17:00 Bristol Hindu Temple
163A Church Rd, Bristol BS5 9LA
17:30 Passing through Bristol Bahai Centre, finishing the ‘faith-trail’ at Barton Hill Settlement
43 Ducie Road, Bristol, BS5 0AX

 

 

2019 Doors Open Day details

For photos of the 2019 Diverse Doors Open Day, see here

The 2019 Information Leaflet is here for all the details of the day, including all 15 participating venues.

The 2019 poster is here

2019 Venues

The ‘Facilities’ in the table are Wheelchair access, Disabled toilet, Refreshments and Trail venue.

Venue Facilities Notes
Amitabha Buddhist Centre
Old Vicarage, Gloucester Rd, Bristol, BS7 8NX
WDR Opening time: 10.30 am to 1 pm
Bedminster Quaker Meeting Hall
Wedmore Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5HX
WDR Between 10:30 am and 12.30 pm, we will be holding our usual Sunday Meeting for Worship followed by socialising. Visitors are very welcome to join us, but we ask them to stay for the whole time of the worship.
Bristol and West Progressive Jewish Congregation
43/47 Bannerman Rd, Bristol BS5 0RR
WDRT
Bristol Bahá’í Centre
8 Church Road, Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS5 9JA
RT
Bristol Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church
31-35 Ashley Road, St Werburgs, Bristol, BS6 5NJ
WD
Bristol Hebrew Congregation
9 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LP
Bristol Hindu Temple
163A Church Rd, Bristol BS5 9LA
T
Bristol Jamia Mosque
Green Street, Totterdown, Bristol, BS3 4UB
RT People can observe the midday prayer starting at 1 pm
Easton Islami Dargah
Greencastle House, Greenbank Rd, Bristol, BS5 6HE
WD
Easton Jamia Mosque
66 St Marks Road, Bristol, BS5 6JH
W
Shah Jalal Jame Mosque
470 Stapleton Rd, Bristol, BS5 6PA
WDR Prayers from 1 to 1.20 pm and 3 to 3.30 pm
Shri Guru Nanak Prakash Singh Sabha Gurdwara (Bristol Sikh Temple)
71-75 Fishponds Road, Eastville, Bristol, BS5 6SF
T Opening time: 10 am to 3 pm
Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara
301-307 Church Rd, St George, Bristol BS5 8AA
W Opening time: 10 am to 3 pm
St Anne’s Church
St Leonard’s Road, Eastville, Bristol BS5 6JN
WR Opening time: 9.30 am to 4 pm
Services: Eucharist at 10 am and evening prayer at 3.30 pm; all are welcome to participate or observe; children are welcome to Godly Play during our 10 am service

2018 Details

See our 2018 Information Leaflet here.
See photos from our 2018 event here.

2017 Details

See photos from our 2017 event here.