Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara, Gravesend

Gurdwara Name Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara Address Guru Nanak Marg (Off Saddington Street) Gravesend Kent DA12 1AG
Zipcode Phone 01474 350611
Fax Contact Email, ravinder.atwal@ken
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History Gravesend, a town in Kent in the South East of England, welcomed its first Sikhs in the 1950s. Most of the Sikhs in Gravesend arrived during the 1960s, and there has been a steady increase in numbers ever since. Now, there are estimated to be about 15,000 Sikhs in the area, over 15 per cent of the population of Gravesham, which now includes Gravesend. Up to the late 1960s, Sikhs gathered in a house in Edwin Street for religious services, and then moved to the Gurdwara in Clarence Place, previously a Church, which was the focus of the community until 2010. By the late 1990s, the community had outgrown these premises, and the Gurdwara purchased an area of land off Saddington Street, adjacent to their existing football field, Sports Centre and Education Centre. This would make it possible to combine all the main activities on one site. The Gurdwara Committee worked closely with the wider community to develop the brief for the project to construct a new Gurdwara on the site. It was clear from the beginning that the community wanted the building to reflect Indian cultural origins, and at the same time provide facilities suitable for Sikhs living in modern day Britain. The 8.5 acre site offered the chance to create a landmark project reflecting the growing confidence of British Sikhs.
Remarks Guru Nanak Day Centre Khalsa Avenue (Off Trinity Road) Gravesend Kent DA12 1LU 01474 537781 Location Guru Nanak Education Centre Khalsa Avenue (Off Trinity Road) Gravesend Kent DA12 1LU 07710 563078