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The East of England Faiths Agency CIC

The East of England Faiths Agency was established in 2001 and registered as a Community Interest Company in January 2007.

  • It maintains a database of faiths in the region;
  • disseminates information and publicise events which may be of interest;
  • runs regional conferences (“Forums of Faith”) on significant topics;
  • provides diversity training to statutory, voluntary and private sector bodies across the region, involving members of local faith communities wherever possible;
  • explores the relationship between faith and the equality legislation;
  • supports partnerships between inter-faith groups and SACREs;
  • identifies suitable faith tutors for schools and other organisations;
  • offers a ‘back room service’ to facilitate the contractual/payroll aspects of this work;
  • offers a consultancy service and advises on multi-faith chaplaincy and the provision of quiet rooms.
  • manages the Multi-Faith Centre at 47 St Helen's Street, Ipswich

Who to contact

Name
David Capey
Position
Hon Executive Officer
Telephone
01379 678615
Email
d.capey@eefa.net
Website
http://www.eefa.net
Notes

Please make contact by email or telephone

Where to go

Name
The East of England Multi-Faith Centre,
Address
47 St Helen's Street,
Ipswich
Suffolk
Postcode
IP4 2JL
Area served
Suffolk
Parking available
Yes
Parking details
During normal office hours, there is limited parking at the rear of the building. In the evening and at week-ends, all the parking on the site is available for use.
Notes

 

The East of England Faiths Agency (EEFA) has entered into an arrangement with the East of England Co-operative Society whereby it leases from the Society for a period of 3 years, 5 rooms on the first floor of the building, the ground floor of which is presently used by the Society for its Funeral Service.  The first floor is only accessible via a stair case from the ground floor.

EEFA intends to use one of these rooms as its office.  The other rooms will be used as:

·       A training room

·       A seminar room

·       A resources room

·       A ‘hot desking’/storage office for faith and inter-faith groups with no other accommodation.

Faith and inter-faith groups with no other accommodation are invited to become affiliates of the Centre and will be able to use the seminar room, the resources room and the hot desking office for activities commensurate with their purpose.

Access to the Centre will always be by prior arrangement, by a door at the rear of the building and via a ‘common area’ of the building.  Lead personnel of user groups will be required to ensure that members of their group do not enter any other parts of the building which might seem accessible from the ‘Common areas’ pathway.

The external door will normally be locked.  Opening up and closing down will be facilitated by the EEMFCA WARDEN who will remain on the premises when a group is using the Centre.

User groups will be asked to pay an annual fee of £50 which will be used to cover general cleaning and maintenance costs.  In addition they will be required to pay a user fee of £10 per session which will be used to remunerate the Warden for his/her services.

The rooms are on the first floor of the building and at the moment, there is no provision for disabled access 

Days & Times

The rooms are open on and as needed basis

Other details

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£10:00 warden's fee Per session
Age Groups
16-25 years, Children (5-11), Adults, Young people

Accreditation website
http://www.eefa.net
Accreditation details
EEFA is a registered Community Interest Company

Service users involved in planning
Yes
Last Updated
01/08/2018

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