On Friday 22nd November Year 11 GCSE RS students visited two very impressive places of worship in London. We spent the morning visiting the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden. Braving the chilly winds we admired the intricate carving and arrchitecture outside before enjoying the calm, warm interior where we watched an arti ceremony, visited the informative exhibition on Hinduism and had a question and answer session. We would like to thank our hosts at the mandir for making us so welcome.
In the afternoon we went into central London for the magnificent St Paul’s Cathedral. We enjoyed spotting the memorials to famous people in the crypt before being wowed by the stunning interior of the cathedral and enjoying the Whispering Gallery. A small orchestra were practising Baroque music which added to the wonderful experience as we considered the role of the Church in our nation.