Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter in London-Bayswater


A place to listen, learn, reflect, respect.

A setting for study and growth in mutual understanding between Christians and Jews, between other faiths and cultures.

During 2017 we will continue to have day workshops and Sunday afternoon seminars on a variety of themes related to Jewish Christian Relations and Biblical Spirituality.  Some of our events will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation which takes place in 2017.


Our regular events include

  • Study of the Weekly Parashah (Torah portion for Shabbat)
  • Biblical Hebrew


For more details and the whole 2017 programme please click here



cropped-outside-chairs.jpgSion Centre for Dialogue & Encounter  

34 Chepstow Villas  London W11 2QZ

Tel 020 7313 8286 / 020 7727 3597     Fax 020 7313 8281

Nearest tube: 
Notting Hill Gate;  on the Circle, 
District and Central Lines 
27, 328, 28, 31 stop in Pembridge Villas adjacent to Chepstow Villas
52 stops in Kensington Park Road opposite Chepstow Villas
23 stops in Westbourne Grove by Denbigh Road

On street Parking is restricted

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You will find our London based events below. For events in other locations please click the relevant button:
Birmingham Events        

London Events


Catholic Mission in Today’s World Conference
Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 10.30am – 3.30pm
at Heythrop College, Kensington Square, London W8 5HN

On Wednesday, 21 October, the Catholic Missionary Union, Mill Hill Missionaries and Missio, along with Heythrop College, are holding their second conference looking at ‘Catholic Mission in Today’s World’. We are thrilled that Prof. Sanneh from Yale University in the USA is coming to share with us his insights on Dialogue between North and South: What we can learn about inter-faith and mission.
We would be grateful if you could advertise the conference, whether on your website, social media, or any other communications you have going out. I have attached a poster and advert in case they are of use. More information is available on our website at
The conference is free, but advance registration is needed at
Prof. Sanneh is the author of over a hundred articles on religious and historical subjects, and of several books, including ‘Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture (Orbis Books, 1989). He was appointed by Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Commission of the Historical Sciences, and by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Commission on Religious Relations with Muslims.
Prof. Sanneh was born and brought up in Gambia. He studied at the University of Birmingham and the Near East School of Theology, Beirut, and earned his doctorate in Islamic History at the University of London. He is a convert to Catholicism from Islam, and brings a wealth of personal experience to the discussion around dialogue between the North and South, inter-faith issues, and mission.

The conference is open to all interested in ‘mission’, whether missionaries, lay people, priests and religious, academics or students. It will include time to meet with others, discuss in groups, and input from Archbishop Kevin McDonald, Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Committee for Other Faiths and the Committee for Catholic-Jewish Relations, and Fr Paul Richardson, who spent many years  in Papua New Guinea.