The ceremony will be attended by a broad cross section of dignitaries and representatives of many organisations together with members of the Thai Sangha (monks) from Thailand, Europe and the UK.
The Temple is in fact a historic local house just outside the village on land previously owned by Lord Lichfield. The Temple was previously based in inner city Birmingham and an appeal has been launched to help raise the £800,000 that was needed to purchase the new building.
The Temple draws supporters from Thai and English communities in many parts of England. It has strong support in the West Midlands, Birmingham, Coventry, East Midlands, Nottingham, Loughborough, Derby.
Support from other Midland areas includes Northampton, Peterborough. Cambridge, Oxford and Milton Keynes, in addition, in Yorkshire it has supporters from Huddersfield, and Leeds; from Bournemouth, Bristol and London/South of England together with Manchester and Liverpool in the North West.
Supporters number approx. 1500 people in the UK and Europe – which includes the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark and Norway.