Police Host Walk Of Faith In Toxteth
More than 130 people met up in the heart of Toxteth yesterday
(Wednesday, June 27) to take part in a walk of faith organised by
The event was organised by the Merseyside Police's community
engagement team and their interfaith group to strengthen and
highlight the work with communities from a wide range of
Representatives from a number of faith groups within the
community, police cadets and officers visited places of worship to
celebrate the area's multi-faith heritage and highlight the
importance of developing good relations.
Inspector Linda Bruckshaw, from Merseyside Police's Community
Engagement Team, said: "The Walk of Faith was a huge success and
something we are very proud of. It highlights the cultural history
and diversity of faith within Toxteth but also celebrates the
understanding and neighbourhood spirit within this community.
Toxteth has a fascinating history and events such as this give us
all the opportunity to find out more and benefit from our
differences and diversity.
"I would like to thank all those that took part,
especially the places of worship that opened their doors to
The walk began at the Greek Orthodox Church on Berkley
Street at 5pm and visited places of worship including St Margaret's
Church and Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation Synagogue before
ending at the Al-Rahma Mosque.
A question and answer session was later held at the
Mosque where food was served while people had the opportunity to
This is the second Walk of Faith the Force has held.
The first one was in last November and is an event that the
community engagement team hope to hold on an annual basis.