24 November 2018
The Muslim Council of Britain today congratulates York Mosque & Islamic Centre on the opening of their new purpose-built building in Bull Lane, following over ten years of planning and fundraising.
York Mosque & Islamic Centre is one of MCB’s longest standing members having joined in 2000. The mosque’s leaders and volunteers have been actively involved in positive outreach work in their local community for many years, including being part of Refugee Action York and supporting local food banks.
In 2013, the mosque became infamous for countering a local EDL protest by offering them tea, biscuits and a game of football. And in 2015, they supported flood relief efforts in response to flooding across England, leading them to be voted as winners of the “Local Heroes” Award in 2016.
Harun Khan, Muslim Council of Britain Secretary General, said, “York Mosque encapsulates the spirit of investing in #PeopleNotBuildings that we encouraged mosques across Britain to pursue at the recent Our Mosque Our Future Manchester conference. We hope the new building becomes a catalyst for yet more positive community work in the City of York and inspires even more mosques across the UK to excel in delivering innovative projects in their local communities.”