Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Derby
Passion among people
(Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara took part in FbRN’s Faith Organisations becoming VISIBLE Programme.)
Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara is in its fourth location in Derby having moved to Princes Street in 2004. The moves reflect the growth in the Sikh community and in the activities of the Gurdwara as worshippers respond to wider community need. Sikhs value the diversity people share through their lives. One of the principles of the Sikh faith is for members to perform ‘seva’ which is loving service to the community from the heart.
The Gurdwara offers a programme of prayer, teaching and community events throughout the week, as well as open invitations to special festivals. The teaching provides classes in Punjabi, as well as giving English as a second language support for children and young people. The Gurdwara has an excellent relationship with local schools with tours and visits all year, and offering special food to local schools at festival times. Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara provides a range of martial art activities which demonstrate the importance of physical control, strength and dexterity. The work of the Gurdwara ensures that young people grow up sharing a range of social activities offered in a spirit of understanding and appreciation of different cultures.
Plans for the Gurdwara, which also houses the first national Sikh Museum and library, continue to grow, along with partnerships developing with the local community. The partnership with the army is very positive as is the relationship shared with local councillors and Derby County Football Club.
FbRN UK supports the Gurdwara through the VISIBLE programme. The Gurdwara wished to undertake VISIBLE not only for their own interests but also to promote it to other Sikh social action projects.
You can find out more about Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara by visiting their website:
http://www.sgssderby.co.uk/ or by going along to Princes Street. You will be made very welcome.
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