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Ilford Mosque Firearms incident: Bishop Peter’s response

10th May 2019

The Right Revd Peter Hill, Bishop of Barking has issued the following message following yesterday’s firearms incident during Ramadan Prayers at a mosque in Ilford, east London.


I am deeply disturbed to hear of the firearms incident in Seven Kings Masjid, Ilford last evening during Ramadan Prayers.  As Friday prayers are held I know that Christians in East London will join in prayer with our Muslim sisters and brothers against such acts of aggression and the fear they instil. As always, an attack on one faith is an attack on us all. 


+ Peter Barking