Welcome to the Central Gurdwara(Khalsa Jatha) London, the oldestestablished Sikh place of worshipin Europe.

The  Khalsa  Jatha,  British  Isles,  London  was  formed  in  the  year 1908,   to   promote   religious   and   social   activities   among   the Sikhs  who  had  settled  in  the  UK.  Later  in  the  same  year  it  was affiliated  to  the  Chief  Khalsa  Diwan,  Amritsar.  In  1911  the Jatha  acquired  a  house  in  Putney  (South  London)  for  a  period of  2  years.  The  opening  ceremony  was  performed  by  Maharaja Bhupindra  Singh  of  Patiala.  In  1913  the  Jatha  bought  the  lease of  79  Sinclair  Road,  Shepherd  Bush,  London.  Where  the  Jatha remained for 63 years. From  1931  to  1950  the  Khalsa  Jatha  made  good  serving  the  still small  Sikh  community.  In  1953  weekly  diwans  started  and  in  1954  a  full  time  Granthi  was employed. As   funds   were   raised,   the   Jatha   purchased   a   building   known   as   Norland   Castle, Queensdale  Road,  London,  in  the  Royal  Borough  of  Kensington  &  Chelsea  and  in  1969  the Jatha  moved  into  the  building  where  the  Gurdwara  now  stands.  The  domes  were  added in the early 1990's while a further programme of refurbishment began in 2000.

58-62, Queensdale Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 4SG, United Kingdom

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