Faith leaders came together with the Mayor of Guildford on 9 June in a message of solidarity and remembrance for those affected by the London and Manchester attacks.
In front of a gathered crowd on the high street local faith leaders and the mayor saluted the work of the emergency services in dealing with the attacks before a minute’s silence and prayer.
The Mayor, Cllr Nigel Manning, and Assistant Chief Constable Nev Kemp, Surrey Police, joined Bishop Jo; Canon Robert Cotton, Holy Trinity Church; Dr Husni Hammuda, Muslim Chaplin from the University of Surrey; and Bahadur Singh from the Sikh Missionary Society UK on the Guildhall balcony to lead the vigil.
Bishop Jo asked the crowd to remember all those affected by the attacks before leading a prayer:
“As local civic and faith leaders, Hindu, Jew, Muslim, Sikh and Christian we invite you to stand with us and take a minute of silence to gather thoughts and prayers – remembering those who have been bereaved in recent attacks, all who are injured, all who are fearful.
“God, our deliverer, we pray to you, we cry to you for peace in our world. Stir our weak will, revive our weary spirit and give us a courage together to strive for freedom of all your children to the praise of your glorious name.”