Wat Phra Singh UK

The Monks and Mae Chee are pleased to welcome you to the website for Wat Phra Singh UK, a Buddhist Temple and Meditation Centre in Runcorn Cheshire.

Our site is available in both English and Thai, please click on a flag for your preferred language.

Namotasa Bhagavato Arahato Sama Sambuddhasa...

Chanting

This daily ritual brings a calmness and serenity to the day

Dhamma

The teachings of Buddha became known as The Dhamma

Meditation

Focusing and training the mind to achieve a calm, stable state

In line with our Buddhist principles we do not operate for commercial gain, and make no charge for any of our services.

As such we rely solely on charitable donations, known as Sanghadana.
Donate

In line with our Buddhist principles we do not operate for commercial gain, and make no charge for any of our services. As such we rely solely on charitable donations, known as Sanghadana. When visiting the temple we ask only that you bring a smile 😊.  We provide new robes and boxes of basic requisites that visitors can use to make an offering to the monks. For those wishing to make donations these can be in the form of flowers, food, toiletries etc. 

Of course monetary donations are welcome and are the lifeblood of the temple.  Wherever possible we would ask that cash donations are made using the temple’s envelopes provided and that all details are completed including full name, address and postcode.

For those that can we ask you to consider making your donations under the Gift Aid scheme. If you are a UK tax payer we can then claim an additional 25% of your donation from HMRC at no additional cost to the donor.  We claim Gift Aid twice a year and this is an enormous benefit to the temple for which we are very grateful.  We use an online database called Fund Filer which is excellent www.fundfiler.com and this allows us to remain fully compliant with HMRC rules. If you are a higher rate tax payer we can provide an approved record of your donations that can be used to reduce your own tax rate.  We would ask that you advise us of any change in your circumstances that may affect your Gift Aid status.

If you are making a BACS transfer please include your surname and postcode so that we can record your kind donations correctly.

The Temple bank account is:

Bank: Natwest, 53 High Street, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 1AQ

Account Name: Wat Phra Singh UK

Account No: 63121336

Sort Code: 60-08-30

IBAN Code: GB23 NWBK 6008 3063 1213 36

If you use Amazon there is an option to use Smile Amazon – see https://smile.amazon.co.uk .  It is the same site, same items and same prices but Smile Amazon gives you the opportunity to have Amazon donate 0.5% of the cost of your purchase to your chosen charity.  Wat Phra Singh UK can be found in the drop down list of charities who can benefit from this scheme.  Also, Paypal have a similar scheme for charitable donations and Wat Phra Singh UK is one of their nominated charities.

Donations can be made under a Standing Order using our downloadable form –

Standing Order Form

News

Covid-19

There has been some easing of the Covid-19 restrictions lately, however on government advice all places of worship remain closed.

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Thoughts

Wan Phra

As it is Wan Phra – Buddhist Holy Day – on 7 April, it’s good to set aside time to listen to a Dhamma talk to reflect on during the day

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Contact

88 High Street Runcorn WA7 1JH