Gorgeous Gurdwara in Queensdale Crescent
Conservatives and Labour get together to celebrate the amazing contribution of the Sikh community in Norland and to celebrate the opening of their beautiful, refurbished Gurdwara in Queensdale Crescent. Cllr. Eve Allison, St. Helens Ward. John McDonnell. MP. Deputy Leader of The Labour Party and Cllr. Julie Mills (Norland Ward), Past Mayor to The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
A Gurdwara, or 'door to the guru', is a Sikh place of worship. People from all faiths or none are welcomed. During a service Raagis singers recite, sing and explain verses from the Guru Granth Sahib, in the presence of the congregation.
The original group formed in 1908 and called itself Khalsa Jatha to promote religious and social activities among Sikhs who had settled in the UK. Starting off in Shepherds Bush, as funds were raised the Jatha bought its current home, originally called Norland Castle and moved there in 1969. The domes were added in the early 1990s and more refurbishment began in 2000. The building has a hall where people can eat free vegetarian food brought in by Sikhs worshiping at the Gurdwara.