Who We Are

The Windsor & Maidenhead Community Forum (WAMCF) was launched in 1981 by founding members Karnail Pannu, Fazan Awan, Dr Jonathan Romain, Peter Hudson and Dr Mike Bruton. Its primary aim is to strengthen understanding, mutual respect and trust between the different faiths within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Charity Status

WAMCF is a registered charity (No 1131156) and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2011. The President is the sitting mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.


Over the last three decades it has consistently organised a stream of activities including sporting events, conferences, workshops, youth concerts, faith walks, diversity dinners and interfaith dialogues. It participates in the annual UK Interfaith Week and has a strong Women’s Group.

Eight Faiths

The group’s logo shows eight faiths – Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Baha’I Faith, Buddhism and Brahma Kumaris – as the pillars holding up Maidenhead Bridge.


Karnail Pannu, Fazal Awan, Michael Hogg, Rev Sally Lynch, Hazel Cooper, Chander Mohan Malhotra, Robina Shafiq


President: Mayor of Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Chairman: Karnail Pannu
Vice Chair: Zia Mahiudin
Gen Secretary: Michael Hogg
Asst Secretary: Rev Gary Homewood
Treasurer: Ramesh Gangotra
Charity Commission link: Karnail Pannu
Women’s Group leader: Rev Sally Lynch
Interfaith coordinator: Paul Samuels
Consultant/Advisor: Asma Aziz