The Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor has joined faith leaders from across Watford for an interfaith prayer vigil in light of the atrocities committed in Christchurch New Zealand on Friday, March 15.
The vigil bought together faith leaders from across the town, including representatives from North Watford and Central Mosques, the Watford and United Synagogue, the Watford Velmurugan Hindu Temple, the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara and St Luke’s Church among various other different faith groups and people of no faith at all.
The vigil was attended by over 100 local residents and involved each speaker and community lighting a candle in memory of the victims of the New Zealand attack.
The event was held in the Watford Interfaith Association’s Peace Garden in Cassiobury Park.
Liberal Democrat Elected Mayor of Watford said: “It was important that people from across our town, of all faiths and none, came together to reflect and remember the tragic events that took place in New Zealand.
“No one should ever feel unsafe in a place of worship. I’m proud to be a Mayor of such a tolerant and diverse town. We are stronger when we stand together than when we stand apart.”