Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha

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Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha
Gurdwara.Sri.Guru.Singh.Sabha.Southall.jpg
Exterior and main entrance of Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha, Southall
Religion
AffiliationSikhism
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusGurdwara
Location
LocationUnited Kingdom Southall, London Borough of Ealing, England, United Kingdom
Geographic coordinates51°30′01″N 0°22′52″W / 51.5004°N 0.3810°W / 51.5004; -0.3810Coordinates: 51°30′01″N 0°22′52″W / 51.5004°N 0.3810°W / 51.5004; -0.3810
Architecture
Architect(s)Architects CoPartnership
TypeGurdwara
StyleSikh
Completed2003
Construction cost£17.5 million
Capacity3,000
Website
www.sgsss.org

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall (SGSS) is a Sikh gurdwara situated on Havelock Road and Park Avenue, Southall, in the London Borough of Ealing. It is the largest Sikh temple in London.[1] Building work at the Havelock Road site commenced in March 2000 and the gurdwara opened on Sunday 30 March 2003,[1] in order to accommodate Southall's growing Sikh community. The gurdwara cost £17.5 million to build.[1] It was funded by donations from members of the local Sikh community.

Sikh school[edit]

In a bid to improve and advance the education of Sikh pupils, the gurdwara set up a brand new Sikh school – the 'Khalsa School'. This school caters for children of Sikh parents as well as other faiths. The school is located at Norwood Hall, Tentelow Lane, Southall and was purchased for £2.8 million from Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College.

Human rights[edit]

President Sardar Himmat Singh Sohi and the executive committee dedicated the annual Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan procession on 25 March 2012 to Bhai Balwant Singh Ji Rajoana, who was scheduled to be hanged on the 31 March 2012. As a result of this, over 200,000 Sikhs from across the UK attended the Vaisakhi procession to protest against the death penalty which was pronounced by an Indian court. A stay of execution was granted.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "£17m Sikh temple opens". BBC News. 30 March 2003. Retrieved 18 December 2009.

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