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The Inter-Faith Centre

General Details

Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource, which was a voluntary charitable company which ran faith based seminars, meetings for people from the faiths and arranges informal gatherings is in the process of being wound up.  It has been superseded by three local inter-faith groups based in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Lowestoft.  Presently these groups can be contacted via the SIFRE legacy web site.

West Suffolk Interfaith & Community Forum. -



The East of England Faiths Agency continues to provide region wide faith / inter-faith training - see

Who to contact

David Capey
01379 678615

Where to go

Area served
All Suffolk

Other details

Age Groups
Pre-school, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people

Since its inception about 25 years ago, Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource (SIFRE) was  generously provided with free accommodation first by Suffolk College, Suffolk New College and more recently by University Campus Suffolk (UCS).

Over the last few years it has shared its accommodation with The East of England Faiths Agency (EEFA) and their joint accommodation has been entitled  “The Inter-Faith Centre”.

Because of UCS expansion, the Inter-Faith Centre lost its suite of rooms and as neither SIFRE or EEFA were in a position to pay for accommodation, they adopted alternative ways of working.  The Inter-Faith Centre became a ‘virtual’ rather than a physical centre and both organisations initially continued to operate and to hire places for meetings when necessary.  Last year the Trustee Directors agreed to close SIFRE because of lack of funding and human resources.

We were pleased to donate our furniture to another organisation and very sadly, our library was divided between the local faith communities and otherwise disposed of.

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