Chelmsford Cathedral
Cathedral Mosque Cricket Match

On Sunday 23rd September, members of the congregations of Chelmsford Mosque and Chelmsford Cathedral came together for their third annual, friendly Interfaith cricket match at Willingale Cricket Club, organised by Sidra Naeem (Muslim Chaplain at Anglia Ruskin University) & Ivor Moody (Vice Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral and Chair of the Mid Essex InterFaith Forum: MEIFF)

The Inter-faith Cricket Match Event was the best to date and a great success and fun way of bringing differing communities, cultures and faiths together, fostering greater understanding and promoting multi faith friendships.

There was a fantastic turnout with spectators attending from all faith communities from the local area and far beyond to support.

It took place in the presence of the Mayor of Chelmsford; the former leader of Essex County Council Cllr John Aldridge and the High Sheriff of Essex, Bryan Burrough, who also played in the match!

The thrilling contest ended in Chelmsford Cathedral only narrowly losing by ten runs.

After team photos and the presentation of the winners’ trophy and medals to Chelmsford Mosque and certificates for runners up and every player, the afternoon was rounded off in style in the clubhouse with a delicious shared meal.

Sidra commented “The event with a feast, proved a landmark in inter-faith relations and cooperation, and further cemented strong friendships and alliances between our communities.

Click here is a short video covering the highlights of the cricket match with some fantastic photos and a closing speech


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