October 2023

Birth of Bahá'u'lláh and the Báb

Celebration of the Twin Holy Birthdays of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh was held at St Nicolas Church Hall.
The program was managed and delivered by the youth of the community, followed by a putlock dinner.

November 2022


Presentation to local schools

In late November, Mitra and Neda visited Wembrook Primary School and presented an introductory session to the Bahá'í faith and its principals to years 5 and 6. A positive response was received from the pupils and staff.

October 2022

The Baha’is of Nuneaton celebrated the Twin Holy Birthdays of the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh at the George Eliot Hospital chapel with the help of the chaplaincy team, staff, and friends. There was a wonderful sense of joy and togetherness as we shared brief notes on the historical context of these two occasions and sang along to songs and shared a prayer for protection for all the people suffering in Iran ( the birthplace of the Two Holy Persons) and everywhere else in the world. We finished with tea and delicious cakes and laughter and joy.



Birth of Bahá'u'lláh and the Báb

Celebration of the birth of Bahá'u'lláh with family and friends at the St Nicolas Church Hall. The event began by a short presentation about the life of Bahá'u'lláh followed by music entertainment, food, art exibition, and social interaction.




May 2022



Market stall

After a chilly start the sun came out to help the Nuneaton Bahá'i community set up a market stall in May 2022. The pop-up banner was made secure and the sign saying come and take part in the Bahá'i quiz was hung up, the table was set with a few books and strawberries and fruit which are ready to offer people after we've spoken to them.

The idea of the quiz was just to start the conversation about one of the Bahá'i principles. One of the questions was for instance what is the missing word in this quote:
‘The Earth is but one _____ and mankind its citizens’.
Is it A: commune, B: country or C: planet?

It is always interesting to watch the people come by. Some ignore the stall altogether whereas others are vaguely curious and take no notice, while others approach directly. Often the people who are wanting to speak are already committed to some form of faith. Many people did speak to have never heard of the Bahá'i Faith. 

March 2022

Prayer for peace organised by the Bahá'i community.  Gathering of the people of all faith in Reversly Park Nuneaton to pray for peace due to the conditions in Ukraine.

June 2021

Community gathering for a BBQ evening and face to face interaction after such a long time of enduring online events.

May 2021

The 12th day of Ridvan was spent with some of the friends taking a walk in the Hartshill Hayes, meeting off-zoom after a long time and some for the first time, enjoying the excellent weather, melodies of the birds, and the views of the bluebell fields, followed by delicious refreshment. Rule of 6 was bent for the photo...!

April 2021

The 40th Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Nuneaton was elected on the 20th April 2020, the first day of festival of Ridvan.

Once again due to the current COVID restrictions, the first session of the assembly was held online and the officers were elected by electronic secret ballot.

April 2021

Virtual gathering for the festival of Ridvan

Celebrating the day in which Bahá'u'lláh openly declared His mission to mankind.

December 2020

A friend who works in George Eliot Hospital had hurt her ankle and had to attend a different part of the hospital to receive treatment.  She was surprised to observe a mural on the wall by the Bahá'i community. A quick search on the web uncovered the following article, covering the event of 14 March 2012.

Nuneaton youngsters create mural for George Eliot Hospital waiting room

A COLOURFUL mural, created by a group of youngsters, provides a cheerful background for the plaster clinic waiting room at Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital.


A COLOURFUL mural, created by a group of youngsters, provides a cheerful background for the plaster clinic waiting room at Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital.

The painting, depicting a line of people with fractured limbs, is the work of junior members of the local Bahai Faith community.

It is based on a quotation from the Bahai writings - “the earth is but one country and mankind its citizens” - referring to the idea that people are all different but equal and reflecting the many varied types of patients who access the plaster room services at the hospital.

Karen O’Donoghue, a Bahai who helped to organise the project, said: “To help with the design, the nurses from the plaster clinic gave our junior group members a tour of the facilities and a talk about their work.

"We are very grateful to George Eliot Hospital for the opportunity they have provided. It was a very valuable, enjoyable experience for our young people, who volunteered their own time and are now delighted to see their work on public display.”

November 2020

Virtual Choir

Life under Corona virus restrictions has lead to innovating activities across the Bahá'í world. One such activity is a virtual choir arranged by Brisbane Baha'is.  Participants are from many countries including Mitra from Nuneaton, England.

June 2020

Prayers or Thoughts to say thank you to all Key Workers

Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy.  Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion.  Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come.  Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

Bahá’u’lláh

April 2020

The 39th Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Nuneaton was elected on the 20th April 2020, the first day of festival of Ridvan.

The first session of the assembly was held online on 26th April and the officers were elected by electronic secret ballot.

November 2019

 



Celebration of the Bicentenary of the birth of the Báb

Presentation at the Chapel of the George Eliot Hospital on the life of the Báb and the Bahá'í faith

Celebration of the Bicentenary of the birth of the Báb

The event was held in the community centre of St Nicolas Church, and was attended by the representatives from local school, care home, and George Eliot hospital. A presentation was made on the life of the Báb, including prayers in Arabic, English, and Nepalese, followed by musical performance by a local group, leading to the social part complemented by food supplied by a local pizza shop.

August 2019

 




Market Presence

Inspired by the Leamington Peace Festival Bahá'i Quiz, we designed our own Nuneaton quiz and took it to the open market day. Thirty five people responded to the quiz questions and the forthcoming Bicentenary of the birth of Báb was mentioned. 

This was one of our best interactions with the people.

July 2019

 



Coming of age

In the Bahá'í faith, every youth has the privilege of choosing his/here own faith. The time for this decision arrives at the age of 15, or anytime thereafter.

Rounak Chitrakar made his choice soon after his birthday and wrote to the National Spiritual Assembly declaring to become a new member of the Bahá'í community.

April 2019




Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Nuneaton 

The thirty seventh Spiritual Assembly of Nuneaton was elected by secret ballet on 21 April. The first Spiritual Assembly was formed on April 21 1982. At the time Nuneaton and Bedworth were considered 

as a single community.

November 2018





Grade 2 Children Class

Making 'Lamps of Guidance'

September 15, 2018




Market presence

Introducing some of the Baha'i principles to the public and inviting them to write their thoughts on the subject of "making the world a better place" and attach it to the UniTree.

July 13, 2018

 






Grade 1 children class and teachers on their last session, having just finished Grade 1 and holding a certificate each. Grade 2 class will start in September when the children are back from their holidays. 

January 13, 2018

A group of 50 friends from various towns and cities in the Midland area hired a coach and travelled to London to visit the Baha'i exhibits in the British Museum. On the way also the resting place of the Guardian of the Baha'i faith was visited. The trip was made very enjoyable with the entertainment offered by some of the friends.

November 15, 2017

The following article appeared in the local newspaper, NUNEATON NEWS, about the bicentenary celebration event.

October 21, 2017

Celebration of the Bicentenary of the birth of Baha'u'llah

The event was held in the community centre of St Nicolas Church, and was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Nuneaton, the local MP, and representative from the George Eliot hospital. The Coventry choir performance was followed by a presentation on the life of Baha'ullah, including prayers in Arabic, English, and Nepalese.

May 6, 2017


Second market presence

This time people offer a  comment on how to make the world a better place by building bridges not walls! Eagerly awaiting the next project on 17th June...!

Bicentenary of the birth of Baha'u'llah 

This brings back the memory of tree planting in the George Eliot Memorial park, which was arranged by the Nuneaton Spiritual Assembly.  An article appeared in the local paper at the time, and the tree is now well established.

 EVENING TRIBUNE  MONDAY NOVEMBER 12 1984

Mayor plants tree of peace

Members of Nuneaton's Bahai community have donated a tree to the town as a gesture of peace and togetherness. The Bahais, who number just 15 in the town, are part of a worldwide group who believe in world peace and brotherhood of man. They have had an assembly in Nuneaton for one and a half years. Colin King of the Bahais said: "In the time that we have been here we have been very impressed by the desire for good relations shown by the local communities. We therefore decided to donate a tree and hope that it will also be one small symbol for peace."

The tree, a flowering cherry, was planted by Mayor Stan Williams in George Eliot Gardens. He said: "My wife and I are both Christians and believe in peace so it is appropriate that we should plant the tree so near to Armistice Day." Remembrance Day also marked the anniversary of the birth of the founder of the Bahai faith "Bahaullah" which means Glory of God. His aim was to teach mankind how to secure lasting peace. The Bahais also presented the Mayor with a book which gives a history and explanation of the faith.

March 25, 2017



Market presence

People write a comment on a leaf, on the subject of making the world a better place and attach it to the UniTree. 

November 16, 2016:

 

An article  from the local newspaper Nuneaton News

STUNNING... Two members of the Baha'i Community of Nuneaton took this impressive image during a trip of a life time to Chile in South America. They attended the opening ceremony of the first Baha'i House of Worship in South America, joined by 5000 people from all over the world.

The programme took place in a public arena in Santiago and there was a planned visit to the beautiful and unusual House of Warship, about four miles outside the city in the foothills of the Andes. The building is unique and beautiful and made of a combination of rock alabaster, glass, and steel.

November 5, 2016:




Public celebration of the twin birthdays of the Bab and Baha'u'llah was held on Saturday 5th November at 6pm in : St. Nicolas church community centre.

More than 70 people participated in this event. There was a short presentation about the twin birthdays followed by a short video presentation, then all enjoyed the live music and socialising with friends and guests.

October 2016:




Two community members travelled to Santiago Chile to participate in the opening of the Baha'i mother temple of south America. 

Following is a poster of their travels which is currently displayed in the chapel area of the Nuneaton George Elliot Hospital.

June 2016: Junior Youth activities

 


Together with their animators on a service project, cleaning the canal side.


Making a birthday cake for another member of the group.




March 2016: Celebration of Festival of Naw-Ruz

 



Nuneaton Baha'i community celebrated Naw-Ruz on the spring equinox 2016, which fell on the 20 March. This is the start of the year in the Baha'i calendar.

Naw-Ruz this year was celebrated at the home of Vossough family on the evening of 19th March.