Due to the current state of the pandemic, it has been decided that for the
second year we will not be able to safely hold the AGM by end of March. We will
try and hold the AGM as soon as it is practically possible to ensure the safety
of our members and when legally allowed to have larger gatherings. Until we can
safely hold the next AGM, the current set of committee members and trustees have
agreed to remain in place.
In the meantime, please be reassured that the current committee and trustees
have been working behind the scenes to ensure that the Temple is still
maintained and managed effectively. Although we can't hold the AGM, but as our
constitution demands, we will still be sending to our members only, the audited
set of accounts. During these trying times, we thank everyone who has donated to
the Temple to ensure that we do not eat into our reserves too much.
During the lockdowns, we have tried to keep the community engaged by running as
many events online as possible. For this, our pujari Shree Riteshbhai has done a
splendid job. We will continue to run as many online events as possible until
the Government allows us to safely reopen so that we can hold the events as
before. We thank you all for the online participation in the events.
Please note that the closure of the Temple has been reviewed and it will remain
closed to the public for the present.
Please follow the volunteers' instructions.
Face masks will be compulsory.
There will be a rope cordon around the Holi to aid social
Please do NOT bring any Prasad, Colour powders, Coconuts etc.
Strictly NO throwing of colour powders etc.
Please maintain social distancing and do not congregate in and
around the Temple premises.
Those who attend must take responsibility for their health.
Please do not attend if:
▪ you or anyone in your household have high fever, new continuous
cough, loss of taste & smell or not well (cold or flu).
▪ you had close contact with a person who may have Covid-19.
▪ anyone in your household is self-isolating or has been asked to
self-isolate by Test & Trace.
▪ you or anyone in your household have travelled in the past 14 days
and are self-isolating.
Parents or guardians should ensure children maintain social
Please do not bring children under age of 5 years as small children
can find social distancing difficult. Parents are responsible for
their children at all times.
Devotees over the age of 70 and those who are vulnerable with
underlying health conditions are advised to stay at home.
The Temple will be closed to the public.
Aarti and Hanuman Chalisa via Zoom
Every Tuesday and Saturday
Pujariji Shree Riteshbhai Bhatt will have the evening Temple Aarti
and Hanuman Chalisa on Zoom
every Tuesday and Saturday from 6:30pm.
Please click the link below.
The Prime Minister of UK and Prime Minister of India have had their
Covid-19 vaccinations. Have you had yours?
Vedic Society Hindu Temple endorses and recommends the MHRA approved
Pfizer-BioNTech, Oxford-AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines for all
eligible at-risk individuals.
The vaccinations are safe and effective.
We encourage all of our community to accept the Covid-19 vaccination
when it is recommended for you. It is provided free on the NHS and
is not available privately.
If you are aged 50 or over, are clinically vulnerable, a frontline
worker or a carer, you can now book your COVID-19 vaccination
the NHS website even if you haven’t yet received a letter.
You must book your appointment before you go to a vaccination
centre. We are aware of other scam messages circulating – please
ignore them. The NHS will never ask you for money or your bank
details for your vaccination – it is free.
book an appointment now if:
• You are aged 50 or over
• You are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely
• You are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
• You have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically
• You are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus
You can book appointments at larger vaccination centres or a
pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations.
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