Sikh temple in Headington

Oxford Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara

295–7 London Road, Headington (near the corner of Northfield Road)

Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Nanak Dev Ji Oxford

Sikh baby


This new temple opened in August 2012, following approval of planning application 11/03101/FUL for the former Sharp & Howse building.

Each spring the group holds a colourful parade (Nagar Kirtan) to bring the message of Waheguroo to their local community:

Sikh parade in Headington on 22 April 2007

Former homes of the temple
  • Until 2006: Cheney Community Centre (right)
  • 2006–May 2011: 69 Cherwell Drive, Marston
    On 20 January 2009 the Sikhs were refused retrospective planning permission for a temple at this address after neighbours spoke of the problems caused by traffic and parking (07/01975/FUL). They lost their appeal against this decision in March 2010, and on 17 May 2011 the North-East Area Committee resolved “to instruct officers to seek immediate compliance with the outstanding requirements to both enforcement notices”, namely that they should remove the extension on the back of this semi-detached house and cease to use it as a temple.
  • May 2011–August 2012: St Nicholas Primary School, Raymond Road, Marston.

Press reports

Guru Manyo Granth Sikh Centre
This is a breakaway group: see Oxford Mail of 2 July 2011 and 8 July 2011

Oxford Sikhs website

Sikh Temple
The Sikh temple (left) in September 2012

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