Hope Hamilton Church Themes: Leicester, Community development, First encounters

Hope Hamilton is part of a new and highly diverse housing estate. In response to the need for inclusive community events, it held a light party to coincide with Diwali. By involving local Hindu mothers in planning the party, over 200 diverse residents attended the celebration. This first encounters event was achieved with a £600 grant and has created closer relationships between faith groups, who are already planning more joint events.