Mormons and Sikhs help prepare site for Gurdwara in Northampton

Some of the volunteers who helped to clear a site in Northampton for a Gurdwara
Some of the volunteers who helped to clear a site in Northampton for a Gurdwara

Around 50 Mormons from the Northampton area joined with local Sikhs to help clear land and prepare for the building of a Gurdwara at St James Mill in the centre of Northampton.

The members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were delighted to be able to help and work with another faith on this important project.

The volunteers who helped clear the site for the Gurdwara

The volunteers who helped clear the site for the Gurdwara

Michael Ellis, MP for Northampton North, came to see the work in progress on Saturday where women, men and youth aged 16 years and over helped cut back overgrowth, paint the outside fence and clear out the shell of the building for the Gurdwara. Mr Ellis said: "It was a real pleasure today to visit the site of the new Sikh Gurdwara in Northampton."

The local leader of the Sikh faith, Amarjit, added: "It was a great day. This is an ongoing project which the local Mormons hope they will be able to help out with on future occasions."