As a uniting body connecting South Asian churches, we bring together key practitioners and leaders to work alongside mainstream denominations to make Christ known.
Dayalan Mahesan
South Asian Forum co-ordinator
Dayalan Mahesan

The South Asian Forum connects, unites and represents South Asians across the UK.

The South Asian Forum, set up in 2010, exists for two main purposes:

  • To connect and support the UK’s growing South Asian church, to enhance its impact within the wider church.
  • To equip the church to confidently engage with South Asians of different faiths and cultures.

We look to do this through a number of initiatives and events:

  • We hold events to encourage church leaders and members of their churches to embark on greater cross-cultural engagement in their local communities, with a particular focus on reaching out to South Asians of other faiths.
  • We host and support the South Asian Forum Leaders Network (SAFLN), a group of church, organisation, and ministry leaders.. We meet regularly to pray and discern how to work together more cohesively and support each other in ministry.
  • We encourage and enable church communities and individuals to eat together more intentionally, to strengthen relationships, deepen friendships, create opportunities to share Jesus, and more effectively build bridges between communities. This initiative, established in 2018, is facilitated by our Simply Eat events, which take place at various locations nationwide. Let us know if you’d like to explore hosting a Simply Eat event in a location or church near you by contacting us.

We would love you to be in touch with what we do and look forward to meeting you at one of our events.

South Asian Forum