"Working for the common good through growing friendship and understanding

between people and communities of differing faiths and beliefs"



 The Annual General Meeting will be held at 7pm via Zoon on Monday 15th January 2024. The Zoom link for members to log in through is:


Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 231 951 0398
Passcode: 661210


Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 - January 24th, 2.30pm at the University Waterfront Building

Free to attend. Reserve a seat by clicking on our Eventbrite link: Holocaust Memorial Day 2024 (Ipswich) Tickets, Wed, Jan 24, 2024 at 2:30 PM | Eventbrite 








Our organising committee for 2023 consists of the following volunteers: 

 Barbara Richardson-Todd (Chair) - I first worked as a teacher in various schools in Ipswich in the 1970s but then had a career change and qualified as a nurse in 1986. School nursing provided the perfect opportunity to combine the two professions and I became School Nurse Co-ordinator and Practice Teacher, presenting nationally and internationally, until my retirement in 2014. My interests are children, young people and their families, black and minority ethnic communities, the vulnerable population and equality and diversity issues. I have written articles on nursing, is a member of two editorial boards and is an occasional lecturer at the University of Suffolk. Since my retirement, I have worked for Terrence Higgins Trust, been a Director of HealthWatch, a parish councillor, a chaplain for the university and FE college and have several roles in interfaith organisations. I am a post- theist Quaker, have had 6 children and have 10 grandchildren and enjoys family history. 


 Beverley Levy (Trustee) -  I was born into a traditional orthodox Jewish family and brought up in Essex.  In 1968 I started to study Psychology at Exeter University.    I moved to Suffolk in 1992 to work as a Probation Officer.    My working life has been devoted to various forms of social work, research into illegal drug addiction, probation.  Between 2007 to 2017 I worked as a Practice Educator for the Social Work department of University of Suffolk. I enjoy playing my piano and vibraphone.  I trained to be a yoga teacher in 2003 and  taught  until lock-down.  I moved to  Ipswich in 2007, to live with Michael.  I retired in 2017. I am Chair of Suffolk Liberal Jewish Community and a Trustee of the Faith and Spirituality Network of Suffolk.  With IFCF, I have been involved with the creation of HMD events for the past four years. I am a Chaplain at Suffolk University.   I am currently studying Jung at Essex University. 


 Punna Athwall (Trustee) - I am of Sikh heritage. I was born in post-partition India, in a house which previously belonged to a Muslim family who had left for Pakistan. The thirty or so Sikh families were all people displaced from West Punjab. There was no Sikh place of worship in the village, this it lacked a focal point community the diverse Sikh community. I came to England aged fourteen and completed my education in England gaining a PhD, with a research focus on science and engineering. My professional career spanned over thirty years working in industry, education and healthcare. We moved to Suffolk in 2010 and have been involved in a range of community activities, including working with Ipswich and Suffolk Indian Association (ISIA), Ipswich Hindu Samaj, Samaritans, Suffolk Punch Trust and The Oak Tree Low Carbon farm. I am a Trustee of Kesgrave War memorial Community centre and Co-ordinator of Kesgrave Computer Club.  I am now retired and live in Kesgrave with my wife Avtar. We have two grown up daughters and four grandchildren.