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 Training - Faith Guiding Course 2018

Faith Guiding Training Course Autumn 2018

The 2018 Autumn Faith Guiding Training Course will run from Sep to Dec 2018.

Over 140 people of 8 different faiths have successfully completed the course so far. If you belong to one of the following traditions, you are welcome to apply: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim or Sikh. Other traditions are not excluded if there is an interesting place of worship to visit e.g. Quaker Meeting House.

Who is a faith guide? 

Someone trained to lead a high quality educational visit to their own place of worship – it could be you.

There are so many beautiful sacred buildings in the West Midlands – and they are visited by thousands of school children, students and adults every year.

With a trained Faith Guide these visits are inspiring and fascinating experiences, benefitting the hosts as well as the visitors and building good relationships in the local community.


    September - December 2018

    Every Tuesday 6pm - 9pm


Faithful Neighbourhoods Centre, 10 Court Road, Sparkhill, B11 4LX

Who can apply?

Applicants must be over the age of 18 and have the ability to communicate in English

You must be a practising member of a faith community

Be able to submit a reference from a leader of your local place of worship.

Closing date for applications is the 1st August 2018


Discounted rate of £50.00 (This may be subsidised by the place of worship).
Concessions may be available.

Course details

There are three areas of study:

  1. Interpretation of your own faith to others
  2. Tour guiding skills
  3. Understanding of other faiths

Private study, including the keeping of a journal, is required.

The course is over a 12 week period and sessions conducted every Tuesday evening. Includes 4 visits to places of worhip of different faiths

Assessment is by means of a short written exam and a short guided tour.

Each participant will be allocated a Faith Tutor of their own faith background.

How do I apply?

Please contact Ms Henna Rai the course director at:
Office number: 0121 675 1155

Click Here to Download a Brochure for this course >>


The Faith Guiding course has been developed by the Faith Encounter Programme in Birmingham since 2007. The Faith Encounter Programme is a small but experienced charity that aims to build respect and mutual understanding between people of all faiths and communities in the region. It is managed by a voluntary Steering Group composed of leading members of the Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faiths.

It is currently supported by the Westhill Endowment, as well as Birmingham SACRE. The course was previously accredited by the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

A report is available giving a full evaluation of the first Faith Guiding course. It would be of interest if you are thinking of developing a similar venture.
Email the co-ordinator if you would like a copy.

To e-mail the co-ordinator please visit our contact us page or use the following e-mail address: faithencounterprogramme@gmail.com.

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