CHRISTIANS, Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists are all set to take part in York’s Interfaith Week, which starts tomorrow and aims to build good relations between people of different beliefs.

A series of talks, gatherings, open days and meals will be held at various places of worship across the city by the York Interfaith Group.

Organisers say they will allow people to discover York's 'diverse and vibrant faith communities, beliefs, traditions, values and contributions to 21st century life'.

Events will start with an open house at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Acomb between 6pm and 8pm tomorrow, with activities, refreshments and a chance for people to look up their family history.

A Bahai event at York St John University's Room HG013, between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Monday, will feature short talks, music, interactive and entertaining activities, while an open day at York Mosque in Bull Lane between 10am and 4.30pm on Tuesday will show how plans for a new mosque are progressing.

An interfaith talk about spiritual care at York Hospital will be given at 1pm on Wednesday in the hospital's chapel, while between 7pm and 9pm, there will be a talk and discussion about 'The Many Faces of Buddhism' in the Loft Room at Millers Yard, Gillygate.

Sister Patricia CJ will be available as a guide at the Bar Convent's Living Heritage Exhibition in Blossom Street between 11am and 3pm on Thursday, with a small charge for admission, while Ben Rich and student Rabbi Daniel Lichman will talk about the rebirth of Liberal Judaism in York at 7.30pm on Thursday upstairs at the Royal Oak in Goodramgate.

At 5.15pm on Friday, there will be Manasamitra Evensong/Hindu song with Interfaith at York Minster.

The busiest day will be next Saturday, with an Interfaith tree planting between St Barnabas School and the River Ouse between 10am and noon, Zaizenkai: Sitting meditation and talks at Old Palace Library, Deans Park, between 12 and 4pm, Diwali Celebrations Hindu and Sikh, with stories, dancing and a meal organised by York Indian Cultural Association, and Indian lullaby music at York Minster Chapter House at 7.30pm, with tickets costing £10 (£8 concessions) from

The week culminates with an interfaith and intergenerational gathering at 11am next Sunday at the Unitarian Chapel in St Saviourgate, with a bring and share veg meal afterwards, a lecture about the future of York's Jewish Community at 1.30pm at the Upstairs Room at Brigantes in Micklegate, and finally, between 7 and 9pm on Tuesday November 24, a bring and share meal, with discussions and a debriefing on aspects of the week, at Friends Meeting House in Friargate.