62 Queensdale Road
London W11 4SG.

Tel: 0207 603 2789

Email: gen.sec@khalsajatha.com



WELCOME

Welcome to the Central Gurdwara (Khalsa Jatha) London, the oldest established Sikh place of worship in Europe.

The Khalsa Jatha, British Isles, London was formed in the year 1908, to promote religious and social activities among the Sikhs who had settled in the UK. Later in the same year it was affiliated to the Chief Khalsa Diwan, Amritsar.

Corona Virus
The impact of the governement lockdown on places of worship is as follows:
The Gurdwara Sahib will remain closed to the sangat until such time as the government relaxes the current restrictions. Funerals following the social distancing guidance; places of worship should remain open for solitary prayer. We are live streaming Wednesday and Sunday service without audience on facebook and youtube.

Please continue to support your Gurdwara Sahib
Please continue to support your Gurdwara Sahib. Our ongoing costs still have to be met and there is no government support for places of worship.

By sending a text message to the numbers below you can donate via your mobile phone bill.
Text GOLAK to 70085 = £5
Text GOLAK 10 to 70085 = £10
Text GOLAK 20 to 70085 = £20

By Bank Transfer
Account name: The Central Gurdwara (British Isles)
Account number: 10180467
Sort Code: 20-35-90

By cheque
Cheques should be made payable to 'Central Gurdwara (British Isles)' and posted to:
Central Gurdwara (Khalsa Jatha) London
62 Queensdale Road
London W11 4SG

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Covid-19 Emergency Period and Places of Worship

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 (the “Regulations”) applies to places of worship, including this Gurdwara, as follows:

Section 5(5) of the Regulations: A person who is responsible for a place of worship must ensure that, during the emergency period, the place of worship is closed, except for uses permitted in paragraph (6).

Section 5(6) of the Regulations: A place of worship may be used— (a) for funerals, (b) to broadcast an act of worship, whether over the internet or as part of a radio or television broadcast, or (c) to provide essential voluntary services or urgent public support services (including the provision of food banks or other support for the homeless or vulnerable people, blood donation sessions or support in an emergency).

In accordance with the Regulations and the latest guidance issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (the “MHCLG Guidance”; available from www.gov.uk), the Gurdwara is closed for acts of communal worship. We have also decided to close for acts of solitary worship, and instead we encourage worshippers to join our livestream services on Facebook and YouTube.

The MHCLG Guidance elaborates on the exceptions listed in section 5(6) of the Regulations:

See Full details and exceptions listed here

The Gurdwara is in full compliance with the Regulations and with the latest MHCLG Guidance and Public Health England guidance.

The Trustees of the Central Gurdwara (British Isles) London Khalsa Jatha 11 April 2020

Contact Details:

Deliveries, collections and volunteering with food parcels: 07455 025 256
All other enquiries: 020 7603 2789

HISTORY

The Khalsa Jatha, British Isles, London was formed in the year 1908, to promote religious and social activities among the Sikhs who had settled in the UK. Later in the same year it was affiliated to the Chief Khalsa Diwan, Amritsar.

In 1911 the Jatha acquired a house in Putney (South London) for a period of 2 years. The opening ceremony was performed by Maharaja Bhupindra Singh of Patiala. In 1913 the Jatha bought the lease of 79 Sinclair Road, Shepherd Bush, London. Where the Jatha remained for 63 years. From 1931 to 1950 the Khalsa Jatha made good serving the still small Sikh community. In 1953 weekly diwans started and in 1954 a full time Granthi was employed.

As funds were raised, the Jatha purchased a building known as Norland Castle, Queensdale Road, London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and in 1969 the Jatha moved into the building where the Gurdwara now stands. The domes were added in the early 1990's while a further programme of refurbishment began in 2000.

A more detailed account of the history of the Khalsa Jatha can be obtained in a book titled "Khalsa Jatha British Isles 1908 - 2008" by Peter Bance, Gurpreet Singh Anand and Sukhbinder Singh Paul. A copy can be obtained at the Gurdwara Sahib or the usual on-line retailers

MATRIMONIAL

To obtain full particulars including telephone numbers and addresses of any of the introductions, please contact Preea Hayre on 07742 059164 between 7pm to 8.30pm on Monday to Friday. Downloads:-
Registration Form
Boys List
Girls List


"Living as a Gurmukh, I have met Him with simple ease. My mind and body are full of sweet delight. I am pleasing to God - and night and day I lovingly focus my awareness on the One. I have merged with my Lord and Master and all my desires are fulfilled. The Lord's Name resounds and reverberates within me and all around me. The One God, my Lord and Master, merges with His Divine Bride and her heart blossoms with His Holy Naam. Nanak proclaims that in this fourth round, we have become One with the Eternal Lord". (Fourth Lavan)

NEWS & EVENTS

Bhai Bhagwant Singh Ji
RIP Bhai Bhagwant Singh Ji - 10/10/1933 to 31/03/2020.
It is with immense sadness that our beloved member for the Sangat, Bhai Bhagwant Sing Ji passed away this morning after sustaining a head injury from an earlier fall. His history with our Gurdwara Sahib is long, having served as our head Granthi from the 70's to 80's, as a committee member from 2006 to 2020 and as the President of the Gurdwara Sahib from 2006 to 2010. A world renowned Gurbani Raag Kirtani with immense knowledge of Gurbani.

PROGRAMME CALENDAR

CONTACT

Central Gurdwara (Khalsa Jatha) London, 62 Queensdale Road London W11 4SG. Tel: 0207 603 2789 Email: gen.sec@khalsajatha.com

COMMITTEE

Gurpreet Singh Anand - President
Jasvinder Singh Alg - Vice President
Manpaal Singh Anand - General Secretary

Ramneek Kaur - Assistant General Secretary
Sukhbinder Singh Paul - Finance Secretary
Ranbir Singh Alg - Assistant Finance Secretary
Charanjit Singh Bansal - Social & Cultural Secretary
Mandip Singh Sohal - Education Secretary
Harvinder Kaur Dulku - Health & Wellbeing
Manjeet Kaur Gill - Provisions Secretary
Preea Hayre - Matrimonial Secretary
Harmohan Singh Puri - Property Secretary
Rajvinder Singh Jagdev - Fundraising
Gurvinder Kaur Randhawa - Dharam Parchar Secretary
Satbir Singh Choudry - Librarian