The purpose of the Surrey Interfaith Forum (SIF) is to harness and build on the work that has been carried out during the pandemic with faith leaders and partners to support the communities of Surrey.

The SIF will bring the strength of faith communities together, make the best use of collective resources and work in collaboration, strategically with partners, on priorities for Surrey’s communities in delivering the 2030 Community Vision for Surrey.

Key Objectives:

  • To increase the understanding and awareness of faith and beliefs
  • To enhance dialogue, connections, and community cohesion
  • To coordinate activities and resources leading to efficiency and wider benefit to communities
  • To create conduits through ‘trusted voices’ and support with important messaging to communities


Faith representatives:

Diocese of Guildford

Surrey Muslim Association – a platform of Mosques in Surrey

North West Surrey Synagogue

Dhammakaya Buddhist Temple

Surrey Hindu Cultural Association

Camberley Sikh Association

Guildford Cathedral

University of Surrey, Religious Life and Belief

Surrey Faith Links

Other Members:

Surrey County Council

Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and DL Shahid Azeem


Representatives from other faiths and organisations may be invited to attend, as and when appropriate.


Surrey Faith Links has the secretarial role, supported by the High Sheriff’s Office, Dean’s PA and Surrey County Council.


Case Studies



Alekka joined our Redhill Women’s Group in November 2020. The Women’s Groups is part of our Many Hands project which helps women to integrate by building stronger social bonds, gaining new skills for work through volunteering and improving their language and...

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Kamilla’s husband is a drug addict. He is verbally and physical violent towards Kamilla – often forcing her to give him money so he can feed his addiction. Much of this violence is witnessed by their young children. Our Trust Project supports women and families from...

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Our Muslim Women and Girls’ Groups in Surrey Heath provide regular weekly drop in sessions that bring together South Asian women and girls of all nationalities, creeds and cultures, to socialise, learn new skills and improve their wellbeing through activities and...

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