Have you ever wanted to go on a tour to the Places of Worship within the City of Greater Dandenong but never had the chance to do this? Or wondered about what it looks like inside one of the many beautiful Places of Worship but have not known whether you could visit? The Interfaith Network, in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong, is offering you this opportunity during Diversity Week, the 15 – 21 March in an “Open House” program. [Click here for brochure]

The following Places of Worship will be open for you to see and visit, you will be welcomed by a leader or member of that faith community where you will learn about their beliefs, practices and community.

When: DIVERSITY WEEK 2010, 15 – 21 March

Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple (Hindu)

Monday, 15th March to Friday 19 March, 7.30am-12noon or 4-9pm
52 Boundary Road, CARRUM DOWNS 3201
Contact: Mr Gnanam or Mr Jeeva Kumar (9782 0878)

Gurdwara Sri Guru Granth Sahib (Sikh Temple)

Monday 15 March, 3-5pm
198-206 Perry Road, KEYSBOROUGH 3173
Contact: Mr Gurdarshan Singh Gill (9560 3374 / 0414 337 445)

Bosnia & Herzegovina Islamic Mosque

Tuesday 16 March, 2-4pm
18 Leonard Avenue, NOBLE PARK 3174
Contact: Imam Ibrahim Omerdic (9546 8089)

Emir Sultan Mosque

Wednesday 17 March, 12noon-3pm
141 Cleeland Street, DANDENONG 3175
Contact: Imam Mehmet Salih Dogan (9793 5838)

Church of Our Lady’s Dormition (Russian Orthodox)

Thursday 18 March, 9am-12noon
1-3 Morwell Avenue, DANDENONG 3175
Contact: Father Luke Bell (9706 3122)

Hoa Nghiem Buddhist Temple (Vietnamese)

Thursday 18 March, 1-5pm
444-448 Springvale Road, SPRINGVALE SOUTH 3172
Contact: Venerable Thich Thien Tam (9548 2215)

St James Anglican Church

Friday 19 March, 2-5pm
Corner Langhorne & Wilson Streets, DANDENONG 3175
Contact: Reverend Jeffrey Parker (9793 3898)

Wat Buddharangsi (Cambodian Buddhist Temple)

Friday 19 March, 1-8pm
159 Clarke Road, SPRINGVALE SOUTH 3172
Contact: Venerable Ol Sam (9546 2432)

Respectful Practices:

Modest clothing worn in all places of worship would be appreciated. All are requested to remove their shoes before entering the Sikh Gurdwara, Hindu and Buddhist Temples and Islamic Mosque, and in the Hindu Temple head coverings should be removed. Women entering the Mosque are asked to cover their heads and wear clothing which covers arms to wrists and legs to ankles, men are asked to cover their heads in the Jewish Synagogue and all are asked to cover their heads in the Gurdwara. Visitors should have no tobacco on them when entering the Gurdwara.

Further Information:

Helen Heath: 9546 8441 / 0408 571 483
Email: helenheath@bigpond.com
Web: www.interfaithnetwork.org.au
Brochure: [Click here for brochure]
Or contact the City of Greater Dandenong on 9239 5100.