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BURGESS HILL COMMUNITY MOSQUE

The Muslim community in Burgess Hill recently purchased the former Red Cross building in Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill, for prayers and community use.  
 
Neighbours, local Councillors and other community leaders were welcomed to an official Open Day on 11 November 2017. They heard how the project had been achieved thanks to the support and hard work of the local Muslim community and their plans for the future as part of the wider Burgess Hill community.
 
Burgess Hill Muslim Community Mosque Secretary, Mustak Miah, said: “We would like to thank all those who joined us on this historic day for the opening of our mosque. Our community is delighted that local Councillors, Sussex Police, St John’s Church, representatives of local groups as well as neighbours and friends came along to celebrate with us.”
 
Town Mayor Jacqui Landriani, said: “The Muslim community is a long-standing and valued part of our town. For years, they have had to meet in people’s homes and St John’s Pavilion for Friday prayers so I am delighted the community now has a dedicated space. I am pleased to hear about their plans for the future and congratulate them on this great achievement.”
 
Local neighbours spoke warmly in support of the project, saying how pleased they were to hear the Muslim community had purchased the building and that it would be kept for community use rather than being knocked down for flats. They also expressed their appreciation at being invited in and made so welcome, and looked forward to being good neighbours.