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You are Welcome
We warmly welcome you to visit Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara, to join a community.
Learn more about the Sikh faith through the universal message of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, which is for the whole of humanity.
Understand the great history and to experience the journey of the mind through the focused practice of Simran.
The Gurdwara is a sanctuary to nurture the mind.
Everyone is welcome to visit the Gurdwara regardless of their background, beliefs, gender or ethnicity. Sri Guru Ram Das Ji, the 4th Guru constructed the Sri Harmandir Sahib, Amritsar (commonly known as the Golden Temple) with four entrances, signifying that all are welcome.
The Eternal Guru
The Gurdwara was established to spread the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Eternal Guru of the Sikhs, which explains how to meet God during this lifetime. Three key principles taught by Sri Guru Granth Sahib are enshrined in every aspect of the Gurdwara.
Simran – focused practice of the mind
Seva – selfless service
Sangat – community
The Gurdwara is governed by the Akaal Takhat, the highest temporal authority of the Sikhs. At Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara there is no elected committee; every aspect of the gurdwara is run by sevadaars (volunteers) who are not paid or remunerated in any way.
To be a Sikh is to be a continual learner. For this reason, education is at the heart of daily life at the Gurdwara, whether this is formal classroom-based learning or practical skills gained whilst performing Seva (voluntary service).
In line with the tenets of the Sikh faith, all services at the Gurdwara are offered free of charge, including Punjabi, Sikh History, Gatka, Kirtan and Tabla Classes.
Sikh Education Trust
SET is a new initiative formed by the volunteers at Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara, Slough, UK to promote Sikh values with a relevant approach to education.
SET volunteers dedicated 18 months to research, compile and create a brand new engaging and informative Sikh Syllabus.
Sikh Art Gallery
In November 2017, Guru Maneyo Granth Gurdwara, in collaboration with Art of Punjab, opened the UK’s first permanent Sikh art gallery Without Shape Without Form. Covering an area of over 7000 square feet, the gallery combines images from key moments in the rich history of the Sikhs with a narrative referencing the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib.
An initiative to provide the local community with much-needed training facilities saw the creation of the UK’s first free City & Guilds accredited academy; Refresh. Members from across the diverse Slough community have been benefiting from free training courses and going on to employment, further education or establishing new businesses.
Students are able to acquire carpentry, electrical, plumbing, plastering and bricklaying skills as part of the broad-based construction course taught by qualified tutors.
The academy’s success has been recognised through the various awards it has received and more importantly glowing testimonials from the students themselves.
Come and learn
Everyone is welcome to visit the Gurdwara to discover the universal message of the Sikh faith, regardless of their background, beliefs, gender or ethnicity.
We regularly have schools visit the Gurdwara to complement their education in world religions. Children take part in a structured visit that can be tailored to each school’s individual requirements. Visits to date have included: Classroom workshops highlighting key tenets of the Sikh faith. Guided tours of the Without Shape Without Form Exhibition, where children explore Sikh history through art.
Guided tours of the Gurdwara, including the Darbar (prayer hall) and Langar Hall (free communal kitchen) where children and teachers join the congregation for a meal.
An insight into your Gurdwara
The Gurdwara was set up by the community, is run by the community and exists to serve the community. This is YOUR gurdwara. Since opening, we’ve been astounded by the number of positive responses we’ve received and the growing numbers that attend each week. It’s hard to describe in words the experiences of those that have benefited from visiting the Gurdwara and how their lives have changed for the better. The video below gives a glimpse into life at the Gurdwara, we hope to see you soon.
Queen's Award for GMGG
GMGG AWARDED – ‘The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’ – The MBE for volunteer groups.
With Waheguru’s grace we are honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for our Covid-19 Food Support Programme.
We accept this recognition on behalf of all Sikhs around the World and the collaborative efforts of all the charities, organisations, faith groups & individuals we had the pleasure of serving with.
This recognition would not be possible without the examples of our forefathers & teachers paving the way of how Seva (selfless service) is done. All credit goes to them and their teachings of selflessness for the betterment of humanity.
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