• High Sheriff of Surrey

I was asked for help by the Aldershot Muslim community group, who had been praying regularly on Friday at centre in St Georges Road, after the facility was no longer available after decades of use. I then spoke to the leader of Rushmoor Borough Council Cllr David Clifford and he immediately agreed to allow the Muslim congregation to use the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Aldershot with full access including parking for the Muslim congregation  until new facilities can be found.

I am so grateful for the help of David and Bishop Daniel Grant for their tremendous support  and Bishop Daniel Grant commented “As the Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Aldershot, I am so pleased to be able to share our chapel with on Friday afternoons with the local Muslim congregation who need a temporary place to worship and pray. This has been such a positive experience for all and a true example of inter-faith".

Liaqat Hussain organiser of the Aldershot Muslim congregation, commented; "We are so grateful to Bishop Daniel and Cllr David Clifford for bending over backwards to  accommodate us and make us most welcome. This is great way to demonstrate the multi-faith groups working together in  harmony". Together we are Stronger!

I also 'virtually' attended the Surrey Muslim Association AGM marking their 5th Anniversary.  It was heartening to learn how all faiths group worked during Covids-19 supporting the most vulnerable, dealing and supporting with mental health issues. The Surrey Muslim Association is a great platform for inter-faith work and during these challenging times we need all faiths working together for the betterment of the community and vitally learning and supporting one another.






  • High Sheriff of Surrey


  • High Sheriff of Surrey

On Saturday afternoon, I spent the afternoon in Woking at the house of Lionel and Kumi Smith-Gordon for the last recital of the Summer at Breinton series: Seemingly Unlikely. Saxophonist Huw Wiggin and harpist Oliver Wass showed their love of the repertoire for this "unprecedented" combination of instruments, including works by Bach, Rachmaninov and Gershwin.

Prior to the main event, violin sister-act Coco & Yume Tomita performed a varied solo and duo programme. Coco is the Strings Category winner of BBC Young Musician of the Year 2020. Yume at the ae of 12 showed so much talent and composure in front of a sell-out crowd in social distance settings in the gardens, both sisters are studying at the Yeudi Menuhin school.

Yume Tomita playing variations of 'Amazing Grace', had my hairs back of my neck standing and Huw and Olive playing 'Summertime' and 'Someone to Watch over Me' was truly amazing.

Thank you so much to the family for inviting an supporting the Classical music industry.

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