Priti Patel’s visit to Wembley Temple

Standing from Left to Right – Rasikaben Patel, Gorande Bhatt, Narendra Thakrar, Priti Patel MP, Bob Blackman MP and others.

The Prime Minister’s UK India Diaspora Champion, Priti Patel MP visited Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir in Wembley on Thursday 9th June, 2016. Commenting on the visit Priti Patel said “The British Asian Community makes an immense contribution to both British Culture and the economy. Once we Vote Leave we will have a fair immigration policy which will bring the best from countries like India, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Australia.

Executive Chairman of the Mandir Mr. Narendra Thakrar said “We were very grateful to welcome Priti Patel and the other distinguished Members of Parliament that accompanied her on this visit. It is very important that everyone votes in the upcoming EU referendum and it was good to discuss the campaign with members of Vote Leave.

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Invitation for Diwali 2015 from SVNUK Chairman

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Sant Bhagwant Sahebji Amrutotsav

Sant Bhagwant Sahebji Amrutotsav – 7th to 10th August 2014

At Anoopam Mission, The Lea, Western Ave, Denham, Uxbridge UB9 4NA

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LIGHTS OUT – 4th August 2014

Wembley Temple is supporting and participating in the LIGHTS OUT project which is UK wide.

The LIGHTS OUT ask is simple but its overall effect will be creative, dramatic and poignant. On 4 August 2014, we invite all buildings in the UK to transform their appearance by turning out their lights, leaving a single light visible to the public. The single light left on could be in a number of different forms and can be both simple and creative. If buildings cannot go dark due to health and safety or any other reason, leaving a single light, prominently placed, will be just as inspirational.

People can take part in whatever way they chose and with whatever thoughts they have about the moment that Britain joined the First World War one hundred years ago. For families and communities it will be business as usual on 4 August 2014 and therefore the timing of LIGHTS OUT can be flexible. Some LIGHTS OUT moments will happen before 10pm, some will start after 10pm. There is no right or wrong.

Use the link  to see more details on their website.

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31/05/14 Raffle Draw Results

First prize of Gold Jewellery Set – Ticket 01381   Ramesh

Second Prize – 39″ LCD TV Set – Ticket 05738  Pushpaben

Third Prize – iPad Mini – Ticket 01957  Mrs Kevin Patel

Please contact the Wembley Temple Admin Office between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday for further details

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Visit of Hon. Minister Mr. Stephen Williams

Ramnavmi was celebrated at Wembley Temple on Tuesday, 8 April 2014 and  Hon. Minister Mr. Stephen  Williams, Department of Communities visited the Temple to celebrate with us. Click on the link to see photos of the visit which are on our SVNUK website photo gallery.

Along with our Chairman Shri Narendrabhai Thakrar and Hon. Treasurer Mahendrabhai Patel and some SVNUK Governors, several dignitaries from various communities, organisations and other supporters involved in social action and  interfaith projects also attended:

Reverend Ali Taylor of St. James Church , Ealing Road, Alperton
Dr. Vinod Kapashi is a Committee Member of the World Congress of Faiths, President of Mahavir Foundation
Mr. Afzal Sonji representing South London Interfaith Group
Mr. Harshad Patel is a Councillor of London Borough of Brent for the last 18 years and has served as the Mayor during 2007-08
Mr. Ajit Singh MBE is an Executive Committee member of World Congress of Faiths, International Association for Religious Freedom and co-founder and Executive Committee member of Hounslow Friends of Faith
Mr Satish Chatwani is President of the International Committee for Anoopam Mission
Mr. Bhadresh Trivedi is a Hindu Faith advisor and Hindu Chaplin for the whole of UK Prison Service
Mr. Dipak Mistry is involved in organising Lakshacharan – a celebration of Satya Sai Baba at different places including Wembley Temple.


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Sad demise of Governor Jagdishbhai Patel

On 20th October 2013, we lost a valued member of the SVNUK Board. Jagdishbhai Patel passed away suddenly and very sadly, leaving behind his wife and daughter and many friends, family and well wishers. Some 700 people attended his funeral. Below is a letter of condolence written by our Chairman Shri Narendrabhai Thakrar to Late Jagdishbhai’s wife Hasmitaben and daughter Hetal




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Happy Diwali 2013 message from the Prime Minister

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Archbishop visits Hindu Temple to learn about Near Neighbors programme

Archbishop visits SVN Temple

Archbishop visits Hindu Temple to learn about Near Neighbors programme

Thursday 7th June 2012

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, visited Shri Vallabha Nidhi Hindu UK Temple in Leytonstone, north-east London to learn about the local projects taking place as part of the Near Neighbors programme.

Dr Williams was joined by Eric Pickles MP, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to celebrate the work of the nationwide government-funded Near Neighbors Programme, which fosters links between different religions.

Following Morning Prayer at the nearby St Andrew’s Parish Church, members of the Parish walked with the Archbishop to the Hindu Temple, where local people explained their projects to the Archbishop and the Minister, giving a flavor of the valuable work being done with Near Neighbors grants.

One such scheme was a ‘Faithful Friendship club’, which has been established to encourage worshippers from both sites to learn more about each other’s cultures, food, music and beliefs.

In his speech which followed the presentations, the Archbishop expressed his joy that ‘so much is going on because of this programme’. “It’s what we’ve been hearing about in different ways and different voices and different registers throughout the wonderful series of presentations. You can see that mutual responsibility coming alive as the Secretary of State has said across generations; within generations; between different communities of faith. And I must say I have been amazed and delighted to see that in this relatively small space in East London, so much is going on because of this programme.”

The Archbishop highlighted the significant role of the local community in achieving the program’s success: “I am really delighted to see the resources of this programme being used so creatively; so joyfully and imaginatively. I’m very glad that we’ve had the support we’ve had from the DCLG.”

Near Neighbors Programme Director Liz Carnelley said: “It is great to see a Hindu Temple and an Anglican Church begin to work closely together, and to highlight the good work going on in local communities to improve neighborhoods.”

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