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This page contains the contact details for the Gurdwara.
Shri Guru Gobind Singh JI Sikh Temple Warren Street Sheffield S4 7WT
Public phone : 0114 2720730
Gurdwara Management Committee
There is no overall organization that is responsible for all the Gurdwaras in the UK or even throughout the world.
The Management Committee has executive responsibility for the day to day management of the Gurdwara in accordance with the Sikh Code of Practice .
The committee is also responsible for the appointment of the Granthi , the custodian of the Guru Granth Sahib Ji. This is because Sikhism does not have priests as they were abolished by Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Any Sikh is free to read the Guru Granth Sahib Ji in the Gurdwara or in their home.
Members of the committee include:
President: Mr Jasvinder Singh Khaira
Secretary: Mr Paramjit Singh Bains
Treasurer: Mr Gian Singh Sall
Members of the committee can be contacted at the Gurdwara.
Booking the Gurdwara for religious services
To book the Gurdwara for either an Anand Karaj (Sikh marriage), Akhand Paath, Sehj Paath or a Sukhmani Sahib Paath, please contact :
Name: Jagtar Singh Barn
Tel: 07964 401694
e-mail: [email protected]
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Sikh Gurdwara Visit
Join the chaplaincy from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hall University as we are hosted by the Sikh community at their Gurdwara, which is called the Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Sikh Temple, in Darnall, Sheffield; free transport (or directions) available.
Meet outside the Octagon Centre at 17:40 or at the Gurdwara at 18:15
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Guide to Visiting a Gurdwara
Are you visiting a gurdwara for the first time? This guide provides tips to help you be respectful in your approach to visiting a gurdwara.
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Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara (Bradford)
Welcome to the website of the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara in Bradford. The Gurdwara (meaning the House of God) is the Sikh place of worship. It is both a spiritual place of worship and a cultural learning centre for the young and old. When it was opened, Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara was the first Gurdwara in Bradford.
The Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara is open to everyone because in Sikhism everyone is equal. This equality is shown by everyone sitting down together on the carpeted floor in the Diwan hall . When coming to the Gurdwara, please bear this in mind when deciding on what to wear. Additionally, everyone is required to take off their shoes before entering the Gurdwara and keep their heads covered at all times whilst in the Gurdwara. We’ve listed these rules along with more information about the Gurdwara .
The following services and activities provided by the Gurdwara will resume shortly.
- Religious Services
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- Music and Kirtan Classes
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- Police Surgery / Drop in Service
As well as describing the various services and activities provided by the gurdwara, we’ve also included description of various features of the Gurdwara along with a brief introduction to Sikhism , Guru Gobind Singh Ji and what you will see during a Sikh marriage .
Our contact us page has details on how to get in contact with us.
Our evening Diwaans are streamed on our Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara Facebook page.
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School & Organisational Visits
Welcome to the GGNP tour page for education and organisations. GGNP have been conducting tours for schools, colleges and organisations for many years. The aim of the tours is to create more awareness around the Sikh faith and what the inside of a Gurdwara typically looks like, wherever in the world it may be.
The tour is aimed at all levels- from Year 1 children to adults, and comprises of a guided tour where guests have an opportunity to walk through the Gurdwara. The background and history of the Sikh faith maybe discussed during the interactive tour, where Q and A are encouraged.
The tour comprises of: – •What is the Nishaan Sahib? •Langar hall walk through •Diwan hall walk through •Palki Sahib walk through •Demonstration of musical instruments •Q & A
The second part of the visit is an interactive presentation with the guests. This normally lasts around 30 mins, where we talk about the Sikh faith, history of the Gurdwara, Sikh values and lifestyles. This supports the locally agreed RE syllabus in Coventry & Warwickshire.
The presentation covers: –
•History of GGNP Gurdwara •What is a Sikh •What to find in a Gurdwara •Sikh Gurus •Sikh lifestyle •Sikh values •5 k’s •Q & A
Towards the end of the session, we provide light snacks and drinks for the children and offer langar to the adults. Our recommendation is to book a morning session with a minimum two hour window.
In preparation for the School visit, can all children and adults bring their own head covering, handkerchief’s and scarves. No hats or caps please. We look forward to seeing you.
Update Academic Year 2023 / 2024
We have started to take to take bookings for this academic year so please book early to avoid disappointment., last academic year, we had 1267 visitors and over 20 schools and organisations.
GGNP have completed guided tours for schools, colleges, universities and organisations in Coventry & Warwickshire. Our tour guides are DBS checked.
To find out more and to book a visit, please fill in the form.
Visit Booking Form
5-10 11-20 21-30 31-35 36-40 41 or more
Stoke heath primary school, coventry..
“The opportunity for the children to tour the Gurdwara. They were able to understand the layout and symbolism of the religious artefacts.”
Grange Farm Primary School, Coventry.
The children really enjoyed playing the instruments because this was really interactive and engaging for them. They all said this was their favourite part.
We, as teachers, feel that they gained a lot from visiting the prayer hall. This was really valuable for understanding how Sikhs worship.
Coventry City Council Migration Team Visit.
All of our learners were fully engaged throughout the tour, especially with the aid of translation from a member of the CCC migration team.
Meriden CE Primary School, Solihull.
Immersing the children into the Sikh faith and exposing them to some of the practices that they had learned in school.
5 Conduct and Worship Tips to Know When You Visit the Sikh Gurdwara
What to Expect: Visitors and Events
- Life and Culture
- Sacred Scriptures
The place where Sikhs gather to worship with reverence and respect is called a gurdwara and literally means the guru's door. A gurdwara meeting place has no specific size or design. It can be a bare, clean, simple room, or an elaborate building, such as the Golden Temple with its marble floors, gilded frescos, and ornate domes. Gurdwaras may be surrounded by fountains, or have a moat used by pilgrims for bathing. There might be a flag marked with the emblem of the Sikh coat of arms . The one necessary feature is the installation of Siri Guru Granth Sahib , the Sikh Scripture . If you are visiting a gurdwara, these 5 tips on conduct, worship, programs, and events will help you know what to expect, and understand what is expected of you.
Visitors are Welcome
Anyone is welcome to worship in a gurdwara regardless of caste, color, or creed. A specific protocol of worship exists for the gurdwara. Cleanliness and respectful conduct is essential. If you are thinking of visiting a gurdwara, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Be modestly attired.
- Cover your head.
- Remove your shoes.
- Wash hands, and feet if needed.
- Bow respectfully before the Guru Granth.
- Offer any donation such as flowers, food items, or money.
- Sit quietly on the floor with your legs crossed, and face towards Guru Granth.
- Accept prasad , a sanctified delicacy made from flour, butter, and sugar.
- Enjoy a vegetarian meal from the free langar kitchen.
Guru Granth Scripture
Guru Granth Sahib is the central focus of the Sikh worship service. Before the main worship service begins, a Sikh offers a prayer of ardas. Every one present stands. A Sikh attendant able to read the Gurmukhi scripture then performs prakash to ceremoniously open and invoke the manifest light of the Guru Granth. Worshipers reverently listen with utmost respect as a random verse of scripture is read . The worship service is concluded in the same manner. At the end of the day, a final verse is read aloud. The sacred volume is closed, and Guru Granth Sahib is put to rest with a sukhasan ceremony . Whether day or night, open or closed, the resting place for scripture of Guru Granth Sahib is required to have:
- A canopy over head.
- A platform, table, or cot , with small cushions, padding, and pillows, or similar items.
- Rumala coverlets to drape over the Guru Granth.
- A small chaur sahib , or whisk to fan the Guru Granth.
Gurdwara Programs and Worship Services
Sikhs congregate together in the gurdwara for a multitude of purposes. To avoid disruption of any function, only one activity may take place at a time in a particular hall. Visitors are welcome to take part in Gurdwara worship services which include:
- Kirtan : Join in singing devotional hymns of Sikh scripture. Many gurdwaras project words and meanings on to hanging screens .
- : Listen respectfully to narration of Sikh scriptures and their meanings.
- Gurbani : Listen and enjoy recitation of Sikh scriptures or daily prayers. Simran and Naam Jap : Join in and enjoy recitation of Waheguru , the Sikh word for God.
- Ardas : Stand up with congregation during prayerful supplication and invocation of blessing.
- Hukam : Listen to the divine order of a random verse read aloud from Guru Granth.
- Prashad : A sweet delicacy is offered to every worshiper with every service. Many gurdwaras have prashad always available, otherwise it is served at the conclusion of a worship service. To receive prashad, either sit or kneel, and cup both hands together, when served.
Gurdwaras with large memberships usually have several rooms in addition to the main hall, which may be used for services or other purposes. Many annual events take also place at the gurdwara:
- Akhand Paath : A continuous unbroken reading of Guru Granth.
- Anand Karaj : A Sikh wedding .
- Amrit Sanchar : The Sikh initiation ceremony.
- Gurmat : Classes for study in any subject of Sikhism.
- Gurpurab: Commemorative holidays may include festivities and parades.
- Langar : Cooking, serving, and eating food from the guru's free kitchen .
- Kirtan : Singing of hymns.
- Nagara : A kettle drum used for special occasions.
- Seva : Community service of any kind on behalf of the congregation.
- Speeches : Issues having to do with the gurdwara or Sikh community.
The gurdwara is considered the house of the Guru Granth Sahib . Only a specially trained Sikh is permitted to perform devotional kirtan, or read aloud from the Guru Granth while the congregation of Sikh sangat is present. Ceremonies and practices not condoned within the gurdwara complex include:
- Festivities associated with other faiths.
- Any other book or scripture level with, or above Guru Granth.
- Rituals involving burning lamps & incense.
- Sounding a gong.
- Idol worship , or bowing to statues or pictures of the ten gurus.
- Keeping water beneath the cot on which Guru Granth rests.
- Sitting with legs extended or feet pointed towards Guru Granth.
- Sitting on a cushion, chair, or in any position or posture designating rank.
- Massaging, pressing or rubbing floor, walls, or legs supporting the Guru's cot.
- Smoking, drinking, dancing, or parties.
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Planning your visit.
We organise and host many school visits every year to the Gurdwara from various schools and others who have not visited the Gurdwara before.
School visits can be arranged by email ( PLEASE GO AWAY! visits@ ealinggurdwara.org.uk ) with the following information. All visits will be confirmed by a member of our Committee / schools visits liaison team.
- Name of the School:
- The date and time you wish to visit: [ Our preferable timings are between 9.15am to 12pm latest (1.5 hours slot) ]
- Contact person name:
- Contact person email and telephone/mobile number:
- Total number of children and adults and their age ranges: [ Max 65 children with 10 adults per visit ]
- Any allergies:
- Any other requirements:
Please email at: PLEASE GO AWAY! visits@ ealinggurdwara.org.uk
During the visit everyone will be required to cover their head.
All visits are subject to cancellations if other urgent programs like funerals are booked.
Upon arrival at the Gurdwara
Upon arrival at the Gurdwara, visitors should gather in the reception area where they can prepare for entry into the main building.
Visitors should remove their shoes and place them in the shoe racks, and please cover your head with a scarf. Please bring your own scarves to cover your head while in the Gurdwara, this a mandatory, however, hats & caps are strictly NOT worn inside a Gurdwara. We cover our heads as a sign of modesty.
No outside food to be brought on to premises including all adult bags should be free from alcohol and tobacco products.
Upon entry to the Darbar Sahib, guests will walk on a red carpet and bow their heads to the Guru Granth Sahib Ji, our Holy Scripture. A Sikh will bow their head to the Holy Scripture, but this is not compulsory for any non-Sikh, all we ask is visitors be respectful as this is a place for quiet meditation and worship.
Once everyone has walked the red carpet they should sit on the floor, and we will have an informal talk where we will tell you about Sikhism. After this, you are welcome to ask us any questions, and we will do our best to answer them.
On your way out of the hall, you will be offered a sweet we call "parshad." This sweet is made of wholewheat flour, clarified butter, and sugar. It is considered a blessing, but it is optional, and you do not have to take some.
On our way to the Langar Hall, you will see pictures of our ten Gurus, along the wall.
The Langar Hall is a Community Kitchen, run by volunteers who help prepare and serve hot food all day. All guests to a gurdwara are welcome to enjoy hot, tasty, vegetarian food. You are welcome to eat as much or as little as you like, all we ask is that food should not be wasted.
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