Mrs. Frances Young represented East Cliff Church U.R.C. as leaders of Bournemouth’s faith communities pledged their desire to work together in partnership for the good of our Borough at a service of Thanksgiving held at St. Peter’s Town Centre Church to mark the end of Bournemouth’s Bicentennial year.
The Rev Dr Ian Terry conducted the service. in his address he said, “Our faith compels us to action, to do what is good. There must be no room for rivalry. Our differences can often be seen negatively, but we want better for this town and for our families. We would like to see an end to violence, hatred and suffering in our world.”
Accepting the differences in their faiths, and that they are united in their hope to build a ‘bridge of friendship’ in Bournemouth and that they wish to align themselves to do what is right for Bournemouth representatives of the faith communities signed a unique document of declaration to this effect in the presence of the Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Barry Goldbart, who then received symbolic gifts from each faith group at the end of the service.