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Regular Meetings & World Festivals

Christian Prayer

For details please contact the Church of England Chaplain. All students and staff welcome.

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Bhagavad-Gita As It Is by His Divine Grace AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, explained in English by Vidyagati Devi Dasi every Wednesday at the Gujarat Hindu Society Temple, South Meadow Lane, Preston

'Seminars for a Happy Life'. Meetings held at the Preston Council for Voluntary Service, Conference Room, Guild Hall Arcade, Lancaster Road, Preston. Every third Thursday in the month meetings held in Harris Building Room 219, University of Central Lancashire.

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Jumu’ah Salah takes place in Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre. Zuhr Salah take place in Oasis. Please see the details on the Islam page for times.

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There are also provisions and support for Muslim staff and students during Ramadhan. Please contact the Imams for more information.
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Wellbeing sessions and Faith events

We hold regular wellbeing sessions and faith events - all welcome!

Major Festivals of World Religions

BAHÁ'Í. The Bahá'í Faith has 9 major Holy Day celebrations, the main ones include: Ridván, Ayyám-i-Há and the Twin Holy Days.

BUDDHIST.  Wesak - Celebrates the Buddha's birthday, and, for some Buddhists, also marks his enlightenment and death.

CHRISTIANITY.  Lent - A period of reflection in preparation for Easter. Easter - The celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Advent - A four week period of reflection in preparation for Christmas. Christmas Day - The celebration of the Birth of Jesus - 25 December.

HINDU - Diwali - The festival of lights

JEWISH - Passover - 8 day festival when Jews commemorate the liberation of the Children of Israel who were led out of Egypt by Moses. (see photo for a recent celebration of Passover at Oasis)
Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement . The most solemn day of the Jewish year. Hanukkah - The festival of lights marks the restoration of the Temple by the Maccabees in 164BCE 

MUSLIM - Ramadhan - The Holy Month of Fasting. Eid-Ul-Fitr - The end of Ramadhan when Muslims celebrate the end of fasting and thank Allah for his help with their month-long act of self-control.
Eid-Ul-Adha - Festival of Sacrifice marking the day after Arafat. The day of Arafat is the most important day in the five-day Hajj ritual.

SIKH - Birthday of Guru Nanak. Diwali - The festival of lights.


Passover at Oasis