A Christian and Muslim woman take a selfie Emily Tidball

Presence & Engagement was set up in 2005 to encourage the Church of England to think about the reality of religious diversity and how it might shape mission and ministry. You can read more about the programme's origins and its current focus in the General Synod reports below:

In 2018, The Rev Dr Richard Sudworth was appointed as the Archbishop’s Secretary for Inter Religious Affairs and the National Advisor for Inter Religious Affairs to the Church of England. Prior to this he was a parish priest in Sparkbrook, Birmingham. Richard has a PhD in Christian-Muslim relations and has written several books on interfaith engagement, as well as being a long-standing member of the Presence & Engagement Task Group.

Siriol Davies coordinates the Presence & Engagement programme. This supports the mission and ministry of parishes and other Anglican communities in multi-religious contexts in England. Siriol would love to hear from you if you require support in this area. She can be contacted at the National Presence & Engagement Team using the form below.

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Presence and Engagement Hubs

We have hubs in four areas of the country. They each have their own staff and run different projects, but these all reflect the ethos of P&E.

St Philip's Centre, Leicester
Faithful Neighbourhood Centre, Birmingham
Faithful Neighbours, Leeds
Kings Centre Southall

Diocesan Interfaith Advisers

Most dioceses have a Diocesan Interfaith Adviser. Their role is to support clergy and congregations in their interfaith engagement. Use the dropdown menu below to select your diocese, find out who your adviser is, and send them a message.

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Source URL: https://www.churchofengland.org/about/building-relationships/interfaith-relations/presence-engagement