Dr Rowan Williams Visits Oshwal Centre Near Potters Bar

May 11, 2010

Author: Alex Hayes

Source: Times Series


The leading cleric in the Church of England visited a temple near Potters Bar on Friday to find out more about Jainism.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, joined around 250 members of the community at the largest Jain temple in Europe, in Northaw.

Dr Williams spent about four hours at the Oshwal Centre, in Coopers Lane Road, as part of a fact-finding visit about the ancient religion.

He was joined on the tour of the temple, which was built in 2005 and is constructed of marble carved and shipped over from India, by vice President of the centre Ashok Shah.