“Wimbledon Mosque was established on 25th June 1976 as one of the first purpose built Mosques in London ”
— Wimbledon Mosque Founder
Who are we?
Wimbledon Mosque was established on 25th June 1976 (26 Jamadi Thani 1396 AH) as one of the first purpose built Mosques in London and the first mainstream purpose built Mosque in South London. The premises had been used prior to this date for the daily prayers by Muslims living in Wimbledon and the surrounding area.
The Mosque currently accommodates for up to 600+ worshippers across three floors and during peak seasons also makes available the outdoor car parking space as additional prayer facilities.
Your Mosque Our Community – we strongly believe the Mosque to be a central point for community orientated activities. The Mosque is a registered UK charity and provides collection and awareness for various UK based charities that have relief operations in both the UK and internationally. The Mosque provides various social services including marriage ceremonies, children’s and adult education and religious counselling.
The Mosque also hosts an annual Ramadan Iftar programme providing the opportunity for the local non-Muslim friends and neighbours to join in breaking the fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan. It is a great opportunity to ask questions, watch live prayers, partake in a meal and most importantly participate in a community gathering between people of various backgrounds and those that attend Wimbledon Mosque regularly.
The relationship with the local community partners is also very core to the Mosques ethos and since 2012 Wimbledon Mosque has taken part in the YMCA’s Merton Winter Night Shelter project. This community driven project is a great example of how various faith groups including 6 churches, a synagogue and Wimbledon Mosque can work together in partnership over a six week period in winter to offer shelter to the most needy within the community.
Regular school visits also take place throughout the academic year allowing children to broaden their understanding of Islam in relation to their school curriculums and studies. These are well received by teachers and school children and also something the Imams and volunteers at Wimbleodn Mosque greatly look forward to accommodating.