Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ke Fateh
Ramgarhia Board Northampton Sikh Gurdwara and Community Centre was established in 1972 with families gathering at their respective homes on a weekly basis. The possibility of purchasing a property to be converted into a Gurdwara was discussed and through commitment and drive, a 2 bed terraced property was purchased for £1,500. The money was raised entirely by contributions and all renovations were carried out by the Sangat. Regular gatherings were held for many years but in time it soon became clear that a new building would be required to hold larger functions.
As a result in 1980 a property in Craven Street was found that would meet the needs of the growing Sangat. We travelled the width and breadth of the UK to raise funds from friends and relatives and over £25,000 was raised. Every member of the community, from young to old, put in effort which enabled us to move into a refurbished Gurdwara building in 1987. The opening ceremony was performed by Bhai Sahib Bhai Naurang Singh Ji from the Nishkam Sewak Jatha, Birmingham.
As the Sangat grew in Northampton it became clear that we were outgrowing our premises, there was lack of parking facilities and we could not hold large events such as Gurpurbs and Weddings. Furthermore, we did not have the facilities to teach the objectives of Sikhism, about our Gurus and educate the children, therefore a search for larger premises began.
In 2010 a building on Cromwell Street came onto the market and the committee secured it for £405,000. This was funded with the Sangat providing loans and donations. All the renovations were done by volunteers. We moved into the new premises in October 2012 providing the Sangat with a Gurdwara that has an extensive parking area, lift, disability facilities and able to hold large gatherings for all the programmes. In 2014 we were given permission to Register weddings.
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