The Calendar below includes upcoming DFBF events and other interfaith events in Devon, and reports and photos of previous events.

See also the Shap e-calendar of Religious Festivals, featuring dates and descriptions of festivals. It is an invaluable resource for the teaching profession, students, businesses, chaplaincies, those in health care and public services.


Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 @ Exeter
Jan 29 all-day
HMD 2018: Inherit the Truth @ Exeter Cathedral
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event poster: Inherit_the_Truthv1

Inherit the Truth is a unique musical and cultural event to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, taking place in at Exeter Cathedral on 1st February 2018. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to Anita Lasker-Wallfisch who is one of the few surviving members of the Auschwitz orchestra. Anita will talk about how she survived the horrors of both Auschwitz and Belsen concentration camps. This will be accompanied by music from her son, Raphael, who is a world-renowned cellist. He will play music that was played in the camps and also music that was banned by the Nazis. 

Bookings can be made through:


Women of Faith and Belief: Celebrate International Women’s Day
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Foraging, Forests & Faith
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm


Devon Earth and Faith Network (DEFAN) is organising its next event as a visit to the Forest Garden at Dartington, South Devon. on Sunday 29th April, 10.30a.m. – 4.00p.m.

This interfaith day will consist of some walks around the Forest Garden, Pollinators Sanctuary and other sites in the area.  We will include discussion on the benefits of woodland  and local wildlife. There will also be an opportunity for some foraging and exploring native plant species.

DFBF Annual General Meeting @ The Guildhall
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Torbay Interfaith Forum @ Torquay Quaker Meeting House
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 7.30pm
Quaker Meeting House
The talk will be entitled: “Christian Communities in Conversation”
The speaker: Rev Jon Doble
Earth Matters, Faith Matters 9 @ Teign Valley
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm

Earth Matters Faith Matters 9

 Passion, Power and Perseverance

A visit to a renewable energy farm home in the Teign Valley near Newton Abbot

11.00am to 3.30pm Sunday 21 October


Mobile: 0797 4332023

Dying Matters conference @ Exeter Racecourse
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:15 pm

Dying matters: an interfaith conference on living and dying well


This conference will:

  • offer opportunities to engage with speakers from across the spectrum of faith and beliefs
  • be suitable for schools (in particular GCSE students) and is also open to the general public

This conference will bring together teachers, health professionals and members of diverse faith and belief communities to discuss: death and dying, the value of human life, end of life care, assisted death and palliative care. The talks and workshops will be linked to topics featured in GCSE Religious Studies specifications.

Torbay Interfaith Forum meeting @ Quaker Meeting House
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Just a reminder about the next meeting of the Torbay Interfaith Forum which will take place during Interfaith Week – and a request for you to put the details on the DFBF website.
Wednesday 14th November 2018 at 7.30pm
Quaker Meeting House
48 Tor Hill Road
The talk will be entitled “My Connection with Judaism”
The Speaker: Sherridian Richard-James
Corrymeela in Exeter @ Alumni Auditorium
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Corrymeela in Exeter

Mercy, Justice, Truth and Peace

An Interfaith conference, open to those of all faiths and beliefs and none

10.00am to 4.30pm 17 November

in the Alumni Auditorium, the Forum, Exeter University

Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian, mediator and peace activist/educator. Since 2014, he has been the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest and pre–eminent organisation for peace and reconciliation. He grew up in Cork, and after a nomadic, highly creative decade in Switzerland, Australia, Lithuania, Uganda and the Philippines, he settled in Belfast in 2003. With a poet’s interest in storytelling, language, theology and conflict are among the dominant themes referenced in his work.

Pádraig writes poetry and prose, lectures, leads retreats, and is a frequent contributor to religious broadcasting across the British Isles. His published poetry and prose include In the Shelter, Sorry for your Troubles, Readings from the Books of Exile and Discovering the Spirit in the City. He is also a group worker and has worked with groups in Ireland, Britain, the US and Australia

Here is his TED talk:

And here is one of his poems:

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