“Recognise the whole human race as one"
Siri Guru Gobind Singh ji

What Gurdwara Offers for the Community.

Telford Gurdwara offers a number of free services, both volunteer and employee led, which are funded by donations and funding.

Sikh School

You can learn about the Sikh faith, play games, and make friends in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Langar

Free community Kitchen offers hot meals from 6am – 6pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to anyone.

Abuse support

Trained counsellors or care providers who can help in English, Panjabi or Hindi. 

Warm Space

At the Gurdwara, individuals are welcome to sit, volunteer for various roles, and receive communal support.

Youth Classes

Weekly classes for children to learn about Sikh faith, Panjabi language, music, confidence, wellbeing, and employment opportunities.

 Access To Healthcare

We have Cancer and Health Champions who created videos in Panjabi and English with NHS support to identify issues earlier.

immigration & legal advice

In-house immigration solicitor that can help to provide initial information to help people with their legal struggles.

cV review & writing

Regular sessions to enhance CV and job applications, helping people gain employment through in-house professional support.

benefits & welfare support

We share DWP and HMRC updates in English and Panjabi on our notice board and assist with applications and queries.

Womens Yoga classes

Free weekly yoga classes for women, providing mats, facilities, and a qualified teacher.

Movement to music

Trained individuals offer free tailored exercise and fitness classes, using cultural music but open to all.

Christmas Smile

We'll host the annual Christmas Smile project, sending donated gifts to low-income families without support.

We're on a Mission

Our mission at Telford Gurdwara is four-fold. 

Firstly, we strive to promote the Sikh religion by holding religious ceremonies that engage and inspire our community. 

Secondly, we aim to benefit the people of Telford and the surrounding area by advancing education through providing tuition in both Punjabi and English curriculums.

Thirdly, we aim to promote facilities that improve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health for recreation and leisure time occupation, thus enhancing the quality of life for our community. 

Lastly, we are committed to promoting charitable purposes that benefit the community in Telford and the surrounding district. 
This includes the advancement of education, protection and improvement of health, and the relief of poverty, sickness, and distress. Overall, our mission is to serve the community by promoting the Sikh religion, providing education, improving health, and aiding those in need.

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What is the background of the Sikh community and what do we believe?

Sikhism is the world’s fifth-largest religion with more than 25 million Sikhs worldwide. The Sikh Gurus (teachers) were sent by God (Waheguru) to establish the religion. Guru Nanak Dev Ji was the first Guru and was born in the 15th century in the Punjab region of India. Sikhs believe in the oneness of all beings and the equality of everyone.

Sikhs worship one God. Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught that one must honour God by honouring others and the Earth, God’s creation. Nine more Gurus succeeded Guru Nanak Dev Ji, and continued to spread his teachings across the world. Guru Gobind Singh was the last Guru in human form; he named the words of the Gurus, the Guru Granth Sahib, to be the eternal living Guru that would guide the Sikhs going forwards.

The verses of the Guru Granth Sahib are written in poetic verse and are intended to be sung. Singing (kirtan) is a crucial component of Sikhism; Guru Nanak himself was known to sing his teachings as he travelled across the world on foot. The hymns of the Gurus are known as Gurbani, the Guru’s word.
There are three core pillars of Sikhism, formalised by Guru Nanak Dev Ji. These are:

Vaṇḍ Chakkō: 
Sharing with others, helping those in need, as well as participating as part of a community. A spirit of giving, sharing, and caring for one another is central to Sikhism.

Kirat Karō: 
Earning/making a living honestly, without exploitation or fraud, and speaking the truth at all times.

Naam Japna: 
Meditating on God’s name to live a life of decency and humility. 

Sikhs see the temporary distractions of the material world as an illusion, or Māyā. The five qualities of ego, anger, greed, attachment and lust are known as the Five Thieves that rob a person of their ability to realize their oneness with God and creation. Sikhs work to counteract the temptations of these qualities through the Sikh values of selfless community service, equality, and seeking justice for all.

Sikhs believe that one’s form on Earth is only a temporary vessel for the eternal soul. Thus, the death of the physical body is a natural part of the life cycle, while the soul remains. Sikhs believe in karma and reincarnation, meaning death is not an end, but merely the progression of the soul on its journey toward God.

To learn more, we recommend you attend the Gurdwara Sahib, Contact Us or visit Basics of Sikhi.

https://www.basicsofsikhi.com/new-to-sikhi

Donation Box

Donations play a vital role in enabling us to fulfill our mission and continue providing essential services and facilities to our Sangat and the wider community. With your support, we can continue to deliver long-term benefits that help enhance the quality of life for our community. Your contribution can help us invest in new programs and initiatives that provide educational and recreational opportunities, enhance health and wellness, and improve access to resources and services that support the well-being of our Sangat.
Gurdwara Siri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Whitechapel Way, Telford TF2 9FN
Tel: 07561 593411
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